Maybe you noticed and maybe you didn’t, but doesn’t Link from the Zelda series look a lot like Peter Pan?
In a way, Link’s outfit is kind of an exaggerated version of Peter’s outfit. The hat is same but just elongated. The shirt is almost he same with added accessories. The ears, the face, etc…
In an interview, Shigeru Miyamoto decided to unleash a secret onto the world. He explained how Link was in fact designed based on Peter Pan. They wanted to create a character that would be easily recognized by his sword and shield.
Shigeru Miyamoto is a huge fan of Disney so it is no surprise that he took some influence from his idol. He had Takashi Tezuka create Link’s design and the rest is history.