I've loved the Zelda games since I was a little kid, and my daughter has started playing the newest one, so we chose a Zelda theme for Halloween this year. It took a lot of convincing for my son to be link. I've been working on psyching him up for it since August. What finally convinced him was the shield (which he calls a fire shield? I think he thinks the Hylian Crest is fire) and the potion bottle. Spiderman doesn't have those!! haha
I made these without a pattern, and I thought about making one and posting it here, but it's just way too much work with a baby in the house, so just pictures will have to do.
The Link shield comes from this youtube video. I used corrugated cardboard, acrylic paint, flat marbles, and craft foam instead of the things they recommend.
The best part is that our baby is a Zelda Cucco!