The DS Life: A young Hylian boy

Halloween is only a day away -- do you have your costume ready yet? Still looking for video game-inspired ideas? How about Dr. Kawashima from the Brain Age series? Phoenix Wright? Travis Touchdown? How about Mario?

Need a female costume? Maybe you can dress up as one of the ninja sisters from the WarioWare games? Midna or Rosalina? Peach or Samus? Mama? Struggling for a dog outfit? Well, there's always K.K. Slider. Or, um, Nintendogs?

And when all else fails, whether you're a boy, girl, or puppy, there's always ... Link! We've featured several costume variations of the young hero -- Phantom Hourglass Link, Four Swords Link, and, of course, Hugging Girls Link -- but today's photo puts an actual kid into the green outfit! Slip into your Pegasus Boots and dash past the post break for the image!

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Yup, that's what a young Link would look like in the real world. In case you're wondering, the shield design is from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. -- we actually have a post devoted entirely to different Zelda shield designs we've seen in the series' 20+ year history. Make sure to refer to that for your own Link getup before heading out on Halloween to smash your neighbors' pots and chop away at their bushes while looking for candy.

The DS Life is a weekly feature in which we scour the known world for narrative images of Nintendo's handheld and handheld gamers. If you have a photo and a story to match it with, send both to thedslife at dsfanboy dot com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.