Posted By Snow at 5:30 PM on Tuesday July 24, 2012
A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Translated by Snow.
1986 – The Legend of Zelda
A drawing of the first princess Zelda. Compared to the Princess Zeldas from A Link to the Past and later, her outfit is very simple. She also has red hair instead of her typical blonde.
1991 – A Link to the Past
The first work where Zelda’s hair was blonde. It was decided that this design of princess Zelda would be used from then on.
1998 – Ocarina of Time
As with Link, two designs of Zelda appeared in this game. In addition, this game also introduced the concept of a disguise (Sheik) for Zelda.
2001 – Oracles
This princess Zelda is cute from top to bottom. Her dress design is based on adult Zelda’s dress in Ocarina of Time.
2002 – The Wind Waker
Appeared as the female pirate Tetra. Her traditional princess look showed up as well, but not until the end of the game.