Link costume for halloween. Wooden shield with styrofoam board accents, acrylic and POSCA paints. Armor made of knit sweater. Sword carved from balsa wood and dowel rods (meant to be used in elementary school, couldn't be anything dangerous or expensive).
Vambraces made of hardened felt. (Fun fact: craft foam is generally not available in Japan).
Photo by Abiona: abiona.deviantart.com/