Making its debut in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the Lens of Truth aids Link in seeing invisible objects, enemies, and hidden passageways.
Something about the Lens of Truth’s design has seemed creepy to me. But I chose to include it as a wedding centerpiece because it’s so unique and wasn’t too hard to create.
This was made using a plastic circle from Tap Plastics, craft foam, creative paperclay (thanks for the tip Jennifer Hom!), glitter glue, and acrylic paints.
The fabric I found to use for the Lens of Truth’s pillow is especially neat because it changes from purple to red depending on the lighting and angle you view it at. A perfect match for the red and purple design of the Lens of Truth.
Today’s prop played a special role in the wedding. The Book of Mudora was used by Link in Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past to translate Hylian text and allow him to enter the Desert Palace. Our officiant used the Book of Mudora to hold the reading material for the ceremony. It also doubled as a centerpiece.
I created it by finding an old book and painting the outside cover with acrylic paints.
A special note about our officiant; my brother who is an officer in the US Navy officiated the ceremony. I thought it was weird to hire a stranger to handle the most special part of the wedding day so having a family member help with this made it more special. You can also blame my brother for my love of Zelda games. He traded my beloved Turtles in Time game for A Link to the Past (without my permission!), but it was worth it.
Today I have another Zelda wedding centerpiece; the slingshot. Originally I was going to base this off of the slingshot from Ocarina of Time. But when I saw the Skyward Sword slingshot design, I knew that would be a better fit. But I did at least include the deku nuts amunition from Ocarina of Time.
The artistic style and colors of Skyward Sword and Wind Waker are much brighter and more colorful. So this is why I chose for both the bow & arrow and the slingshot to be based on the Skyward Sword designs.
Made from craft foam, acrylic paint, and lanyard cord. The deku nuts are just small Styrofoam balls painted with acrylic paint.
Another centerpiece from my Zelda themed wedding, the boomerang. A classic weapon used by Link to stun enemies and grab hard to reach items. I wish I had better quality photos of this one. I’m sure the professional photos will look much better but they wont be ready until another 8 weeks or so.
The design for this was modeled after the Wind Waker boomerang. Except I changed the center portion from gray to purple. Purple is complementary to yellow so it works well. I also added a wind swirl element to make it more interesting and wind waker-like.
Made from craft foam, modeling paste, acrylic gel, acrylic paint.
Another centerpiece for you, the Bow and Arrow. Central to every Zelda game, the bow and arrow is useful to Link to both attack enemies and solve dungeon puzzles. The design for this bow and arrow immitates the design from Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
The bow is made from craft foam, a bit of marble paste, and a string of elastic. The arrow is made from a wooden dowel, paper, and craft foam. Both painted with liquitex acrylic paint.
Did I mention that it really shoots?