Before leaving, I found our old ocarina, which really took the costume to the next level. Mom helped me finish everything up: taping the sword sheath to one of the belts, and helping attach a strap to the shield so I could wear it on my back. She also whipped up the sock hat.
I was really happy with how it all came together. I arrived at Mandy's and she was right in the middle of painting her costume. She was a pop art character, and I ended up helping paint the POW! before we left for the party. Both of our costumes were big hits, and I only wish I had gotten a picture with a guy who was dressed as another famous video game character, Donkey Kong. Happy late Halloween!
(photos collected from comic.staticvine, and by r.hunt, and e.hunt)