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Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Spice up your character with these fan-made Zelda outfits

Animal Crossing New Horizons Zelda Outfits Fan Made
Animal Crossing New Horizons Zelda Outfits Fan Made (Image credit: iMore)

I've been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons for a few months now and I absolutely love it. It's such a happy, care-free game that relaxes me and helps me forget about the stresses in my life. Another thing I love about the Animal Crossing series is how wholesome and creative the fan base is. For instance, some awesome people have taken advantage of the custom designing feature to create clothing themed around The Legend of Zelda series. You can bring these outfits to your game by scanning QR codes. Here are a bunch of Zelda-themed outfits as well as instructions on how to bring them into Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Fan-made Zelda outfits

If you're a crazy Zelda fan like me, you really need to check out these designs! You'll find everything from Link's green tunic from Wind Waker, to Princess Zelda's dress in Ocarina of Time, to Lady Urbosa's outfit from Breath of the Wild. The best part is that each of these fan-made outfits comes with a QR code, so you can easily bring these awesome Zelda garments to your game. Thank you @mallorymphoto on Twitter for rounding these all up!

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I'm super stoked to run around my island wearing Link's iconic get up from Twilight Princess or maybe even his new blue tunic from Breath of the Wild. Or, ooh ooh! Link's clothing from Wind Waker whether that be his green tunic or his blue lobster shirt. It's super fitting considering this game is all about islands and ocean.

Link's Tunic from Twilight Princess

Look like the Hero of Twilight with this awesome outfit!

Animal Crossing Link Shirt (Image credit: @mallorymphoto on Twitter)

Toon Link's Outset Island shirt from Wind Waker

Now you just need a red boat.

Animal Crossing Outset Shirt (Image credit: @mallorymphoto on Twitter)

Toon Link's green tunic from Wind Waker

Run around the islands in fitting attire.

Animal Crossing Toon Link Tunic (Image credit: @mallorymphoto on Twitter)

Zelda's dress from Ocarina of Time

Dress like the princess of legend.

Animal Crossing Zelda Dress (Image credit: @mallorymphoto on Twitter)

Lady Urbosa outfit from Breath of the Wild

Beautiful clothes from a powerful monarch.

Animal Crossing Urbosa (Image credit: @mallorymphoto on Twitter)

Link's Champion Tunic from Breath of the Wild

Wear the hero's most recent clothing with this beautiful blue tunic.

Animal Crossing Champions Tunic (Image credit: @mallorymphoto on Twitter)

Midna dress from Twilight Princess

Look like the princess of Twilight.

Animal Crossing Midna (Image credit: @mallorymphoto on Twitter)

Sheik's top from Ocarina of Time

Dress like a resident of Kakariko Village.

Animal Crossing Sheik (Image credit: @mallorymphoto on Twitter)

So, how do I scan QR codes?

In order to scan these QR codes, you'll need three things: 1.) A Nintendo Switch Online account, which allows for multiplayer activities on Switch games. 2.) The NookLink part of the Nintendo Switch Online app for your smartphone. 3.) You'll need to have unlocked Pro custom designs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by purchasing it with Nook Miles from the kiosk at Resident Services.

How to bring custom outfits into Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  1. Download the Nintendo Switch Online app to your iOS (opens in new tab) or Android (opens in new tab) device.
  2. Upon downloading the app, you'll need to pair it with your Nintendo Account and your Animal Crossing game. Open the app on your phone.
  3. Tap on the Animal Crossing image that appears.Source: iMore

Animal Crossing Nook Link Qr Codes (Image credit: iMore)

Animal Crossing Nook Link Qr Codes (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Next, turn to your Nintendo Switch. Navigate to Animal Crossing: New Horizon's opening screen.
  2. Press the - button on the left side of your Joy-Cons or controller to go to settings.Source: iMore

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Go to Animal Crossing: New Horizon's opening screen (Image credit: iMore)

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Press the - button on the left side of your Joy-Cons or controller (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tom Nook will appear to walk you through NookLink set up. Select NookLink settings.
  2. Next select Next, please. He'll connect your game with the phone app.Source: iMore

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Select NookLink Settings (Image credit: iMore)

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Select Yes, please to connect game to phone app (Image credit: iMore)
  1. You'll need to restart the Nintendo Switch Online app on your phone. Once that's done, open it up again.
  2. Select the Animal Crossing image again.Source: iMore

Animal Crossing Nook Link Qr Codes (Image credit: iMore)

Animal Crossing Nook Link Qr Codes (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Now select the Designs icon.
  2. Select Scan a QR code.Source: iMore

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Select the designs icon (Image credit: iMore)

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Select scan a QR code (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Now scan all four QR codes displayed for one outfit.
  2. The clothing pattern will appear. Select Save. Note that you cannot scan multiple codes. You'll need to bring them into New Horizons one at a time.Source: iMore

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Scan all QR codes (Image credit: iMore)

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Save your design in the app (Image credit: iMore)

Turn back to the Nintendo Switch

  1. To dress you character up in this Zelda attire, enter your New Horizons game. Press ZL to bring up the NookPhone.
  2. Select the Custom Designs app.Source: iMore

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Press ZL on the left Joy-Con to bring up the NookPhone (Image credit: iMore)

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Select custom designs app (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Press the + button on the right side of your Joy-Cons or controller.
  2. Select Download.Source: iMore

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Press the + button on the right side of your Joy-Cons or controller (Image credit: iMore)

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Select download (Image credit: iMore)
  1. The Pro custom design that you scanned on your phone will appear. Select OK.
  2. Now you need to choose an open pattern slot for the new Zelda theme to reside in.

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Select a save slot (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Next, select Overwrite it.
  2. Now all you have to do is select the Zelda clothing and your character will wear it. Neat, huh!?Source: iMore

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Select overwrite it (Image credit: iMore)

How to scan QR codes in ACNH: Select the design to use it (Image credit: iMore)

Hyrule Crossing

Now you know how to get these awesome designs into your New Horizons game. Enjoy running around your island dressed as Link, Zelda, Midna, or one of the many characters from The Legend of Zelda. Until next time, I hope you find some rare items, bag some awesome bugs, or catch some unique fish!