Costume :Merlin/Meredith
Variant :Female Merlin
Source :BBC Merlin
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

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Costume Information

Time Taken : 4 hours

So, on Avalon - an RP site where I play Merlin and my girlfriend plays Arthur - Merlin got himself turned into a girl... it's a bit of a long story as to why, but basically that's what happened.
When trying to come up with a costume I could do with limited time and limited funds, I was suddenly struck with inspiration to do a female version of Merlin.
In the show, Merlin wears browns trousers, a blue shirt and a red bandana round his neck.
Which, for a girl, I translated to a brown dress with a blue tunic and a red bandana in the hair.

I mostly did it for my own entertainment, and I love it to pieces, it's ridiculously comfortable to wear, not to mention lots of fun to run around in, swishing my skirts

I made it in the space of a single Wednesday before expo because that was all the time I had off, and it took me four hours altogether - which I am immensely proud of, because that time includes cutting and sewing the gown and tunic, and putting the eyelets on.

The eyelets....bleh. I need to redo them, I had the wrong tool and they went all squiffy. They worked for expo but they need redoing now.

The pattern I drew myself, but I used a little inspiration from a medieval gown pattern I saw on the web.


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Ooooh I remember you from the Expo last year! I think I stood next to you in the line for the Merlin panel X3

by ypput on Thursday, 18 March, 2010 - 12:06
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Well I was in that line so it's entirely possible XD
Hi again? ^^

by Shinigami_ky on Friday, 19 March, 2010 - 15:53
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I remember seeing you at MCM all those years ago and this is just as lovely as I remember! Such a great interpretation! :D

by HarryKurt on Thursday, 16 October, 2014 - 23:01
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oh gosh *blush* I don't expect people to remember me *fans self* goodness. Thank you!

by Shinigami_ky on Friday, 17 October, 2014 - 09:35