Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild has been out for a few weeks now, which means makers and cosplayers have had plenty of time to study the new additions to the world — like Link’s traveler’s shield. YouTuber Indy Mogul came up with a replica that only costs $50 to make. The primary supply list includes EVA foam floor mats, craft foam, foam core, paint, and a few other basics. Something I learned from this video unrelated to the shield: you can get EVA foam floor mats with laminate floor covering so they look like wood. Handy, right?
Not for this build though. Indy Mogul removes the laminate before proceeding with the build and uses a rotary tool to simulate the wood grain… before deciding to paint on the texture instead. The tutorial is straightforward and full of helpful tips, including some problem solving you can apply to your projects.