My Hylian Shield's paint job is at last complete! All that's left is to attach the back handle and strap. (: Then work on the Master Sword and scabbard shall commence!
Once I finish the shield entirely, I'll take pictures of it while in my Link cosplay.
The structural base and shapes were made out of foamcore board, which I then covered completely in craft foam.
I made the edging surface intentionally warped to be more realistic. The Link I'm portraying in my skit is at the very end of the game, after he's battled every boss and endured all the monsters and elements. He's been through a mountain of lava, causing the metal to warp and then through blizzardous regions, allowing for even more distortion. Not to mention all the bashing from combat it's taken. That thing is NOT going to be perfectly smooth and pristine by the end of the game. xD