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 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?
Early in our planning, Mike and I came up with the idea of having each of the dining tables have a centerpiece based on one of the items in Zelda. The very first item I made was the bomb. Bombs are one of my favorite items in the game. You can use them to blow open secret passage ways and kill enemies.
One of my favorite aspects of the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, was the way that the smoke animation was done for the bombs. It’s this beautiful swirly color changing cloud and I wanted to capture that in my bomb centerpiece.
A few family members might be turned off by a bomb at a wedding, but there’s no way I could leave it out. It’s such an important and iconic item in The Legend of Zelda and is perhaps my favorite centerpiece. I wish I had a plushy version of it to squeeze at night because it’s so cute!
This was made using a giant Styrofoam ball, craft foam, acrylic gel medium, marble paste, and acrylic paints.