Costume :Going Merry
Variant :A ship
Source :One Piece
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Going Merry 11

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Going Merry 2

Going Merry 1

Going Merry reference


Costume Information

Cost : £40
Time Taken : 1 Year

I'm making a ship outfit one where I can stand and lay flat, it not highly likely that I will be able to make it, but as all of the character say 'I'm going to do my best' but it will one day be made.

The hull will be made out of cardboard with wood in between to strengthen it. I also plan to make holes in the hull so I can stick my arms through and then retract them when I am in vehicle mode (can't help but say that I am a transformers fan)
The Figure head will be my face, most likely made out of papermashey (not my face the hat/helmet thing >.<).The sails will be made out of cotton, I may just buy ready made ones, the red and white strips is common so it may be likely that I will be able to buy it. But I have also seen one piece flags so I may buy one of those as well. Finally wheels so I can roll out as they say, might need a bit of a push. A fur tree or some plastic equivalent (something that doesn't die) will be needed for her tree and I will use some plastic oranges. And I will somehow carry all of this on my back >_<.


oooooooooooooh! we had a going merry too last expo :D

by Jojo_nexuz on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 20:34
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the may expo just gone, I think I stole that or at least some random hobo did XD

by Scorchgid on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 20:38
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you're made of WIN X3 This is an awesome idea :3

by soph24 on Tuesday, 11 August, 2009 - 17:41
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Yay i am win, I really like these comments you know, they make me feel awsome ^_^

so allow me to return the favour, you are made of win, yes you. *Phoenix Wright Points*

by Scorchgid on Monday, 21 September, 2009 - 20:03
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This is looking awesome = ]
Shame I wont be nami at expo >< Im doinG Perona

by Solaria on Tuesday, 6 October, 2009 - 09:16
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haha siiick!

by lastordersuk on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 17:46
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wow i cant wait to see this!

by Lolita Hime on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 13:07
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This looks cool! *adds it to watch list*

by Yuka on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 - 19:05

To-Do List

Makes Bolt holes and attach BracketsHighIn Progress
Make and Paint Remaining Balconies Handrails, (2, 3, 4, And White wallHighIn Progress
Redo Head, Urgent attention needed!HighIn Progress
Redo Side partsHighPlanned
Paint CannonMediumComplete
Make MastMediumIn Progress
Paint shipMediumIn Progress
Attach Staircase and 1st Balcony RailLowComplete
Paint and Style hutLowIn Progress
Finishing Touches (Paint windows and doors and add lines to show planks)LowPlanned


A sad Postpone (Posted 13th October 2009)

It is with deep regret to inform you all that I will no longer be able to do merry for expo, due to the amount of work I have and the fact that I am now falling behind in it that I can’t complete it as planned. I am quite sad for this, but if I had there would have been many complications, such as how am I going to wear this, how to a travel with this on a train, the sails, the head and attaching it as well as many other problem that just had to do with time, I hope that in the time that I have into the run up for may I can come over these problem and make it even better than before, like put in someone’s orange bush ^_^. So for October I will be going as Luffy, but hey I will have something the rest of you Luffyies won’t and that is my massive merry cannon. ^_^ which I have to say is awesome.

Update (Posted 5th October 2009)

Seems to be going well, but time is an issue here, hard to juggle, cannon still needs painting, back made but front hasn't been done, painted back, now need to attach, sides painted but need attention, like resturing attention and i still need to find away to hold it on my back, gaaa so much to do. But at least the ships has been painted. still tons more i need to mention but i have deadlines to meet so it won't get done if i am doing this