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Costume :Merlin
Variant :'Official Ceremonial Robes of the Servants of Camelot'
Source :Merlin (BBC)
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Manchester MCM Expo 2011


Costume Photos

WHAAAA?

I DON'T EVEN KNOW.

We Herp and Also Derp.

Modern Wall is Modern...

NINJA MERLIN

Feathers

Look Into My Eeeyeeees

In The Courtyard

Battle

Merlin and Nimueh 8D

Merlin and Arthur

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : MY SOUL.
Time Taken : Too much.

Description
So, this is the 2nd reincarnation of this costume :D
Pretty much everything is remade or new, so I shall list it all here:

Shirt (new): blue linen
Pants (new): bought from darkblade.co.uk
Tabbard (remade): linen with hand embroidered dragon and new trim
Belt (same): bought and altered by me
Cloak (same): red velvet with green satin, various ribbons and buttons
Hat (same): red velvet with green satin, various ribbons and feathers
Wig (same): bought, dyed and styled by me
Boots (new): bought from eBay
Socks (same): bought from...somewhere

I love this costume so very much <3
A lot of care went into getting it as detailed as possible.
It's not perfect, but I think it's pretty close.
The only thing I'd like to change is the length of the cloak, but as you only ever see it from the waist up, I have no idea how long it's supposed to be :/

This was awesome fun to wear at Manchester MCM Expo, and CerysKitty made an awesome Nimueh.
And major mega epic hanks to Izzy for all the photos <3!!

Comments

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That hat. Is so amazing.
And you're so awesome for doing this cosplay XD I can't wait to see progress! 8D
*flails excitedly*

by ladywhitetiger on Saturday, 19 June, 2010 - 21:33
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I try 8D
Shoud be off buying the feathers soon ^o^

by Valentine_x on Tuesday, 22 June, 2010 - 12:41
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This will be awesome! xD

by TheEmoEmu on Sunday, 18 July, 2010 - 09:46
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It... it's so beautiful so far *cue watery eyes*
<3

by ladywhitetiger on Saturday, 28 August, 2010 - 21:57
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Thanks man.
;o;
I can't wait 'til my feathers arrive, then the HAT HATHATHATHATHATHagtahkugob;gnl/l'inb

by Valentine_x on Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 18:14
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THE FEAAAATHEEEERS. SO PRETTY. OMG. I CANT WAIT TO SEE IT FINIIIIISSSHHHHHHEEEEDDDDDD 8DDDD

by ladywhitetiger on Tuesday, 7 September, 2010 - 22:56
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SHOULD BE DONE TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111

by Valentine_x on Tuesday, 7 September, 2010 - 23:02
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OJHFSDNKSDJFSKDFJDSJBKHDNSBFKJCFLICJFLKDMFAOJ FFFFFF *explodes into tiny pieces of love and manry-knight-ness*

by ladywhitetiger on Tuesday, 7 September, 2010 - 23:04
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-scoops up with dust-pan and bruch and fixes with magic-
Nooooooo, don't splode, or you'll miss Expo! Dx

by Valentine_x on Tuesday, 7 September, 2010 - 23:06
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YAY IM FIXED 8D
OMG that's truuuuuueeee! I have to save the explosions for expo. *nodnod*

by ladywhitetiger on Tuesday, 7 September, 2010 - 23:19
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GVFHNJMFGHKJKCFHKJGTFGHJ.
You did an awesome job with the cloak *Q*

by ladywhitetiger on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010 - 18:35
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GKUGSHGKHN;ROJG KHRG
THANKS ;U;
HAT TIEMS NOW 8D

by Valentine_x on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010 - 19:24
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THIS.

:'D That episode made me lol so much.
But Dis Cosplay.
Just. Yes.
It looks awesome!

by VampiricAngel on Thursday, 9 September, 2010 - 00:20
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Totally the most lol thing I've ever seen ;U;
And I've seen -a lot- of things o_o
Thanks very much 8D

by Valentine_x on Thursday, 9 September, 2010 - 00:41
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YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE HAT SO FAR.
I JUST WANTED TO SPREAD THE LOVE ON CI TOO.
<3 <3 <3

by ladywhitetiger on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 22:07
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SPREAD THE HAT LOOOOOOVE OOOOOOOOOH YEEAAAHHH.
<3<3<3

by Valentine_x on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 22:15
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FFFFFFFFFFF FEATHERS. IN YOUR HAT. OMG. ITS UHMAYZIIIIIING!
I SQUEED LIKE CRAZY. *pets the feathers* o3o
Arthur says "nice hat ;D"

by ladywhitetiger on Saturday, 18 September, 2010 - 16:41
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LOOOOOOOL XD THANKS YOUUUUUUUUUU <3
Ye can pet themz irl sooooon -fails-
-Merlin shakes his head at Arthur-
Y_Y

by Valentine_x on Saturday, 18 September, 2010 - 16:48
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Omg I'm so keeping an eye out for you at Expo 8D I love the hat!

by Whatsername21 on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 23:01
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Thank you very much ^o^
I'll be millin around on the Sunday and probably Saturday evening.
I would love to get some photo's with your Guards aswell 8D

by Valentine_x on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 17:53
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Great work on this! The embroidery is amazing!

by Zelda on Saturday, 9 October, 2010 - 17:28
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Thank you very much 8D
I'll just be retrieving my hands from where they fell off now. . .
Y_Y;

by Valentine_x on Saturday, 9 October, 2010 - 17:35
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DAT DRAGON.
Wow, it looks so awesooooome! Can't wait to see it in person 8D

by ladywhitetiger on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 17:09
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-rolls about-
Thanks Sire 8D
D< DRAGONRAAAAGGEEE!
I would recommend using a sewing machine if you value your hands. . .

by Valentine_x on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 17:14
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Waaah your dragon is awesome *__* I can't wait to see this at Expo.

by Whatsername21 on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 20:29
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I feel bad for revealing to you that Merlin's shoes are actually designer :'D I do apologise for that X'D
13 DAYS UNTIL EXPO. FFFFF- *spacks*

by ladywhitetiger on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 00:18
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BLOODYFKIN'VIVIENNEFRIKIN'WESTWOODBUGGERINGRAGE D<
-and calm-
HOSHITHOSHITHOSHIT D>
Noooooo, I have too much Uni works to dooooooooooooooo FFFFFFffffffFFFff

by Valentine_x on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 00:29
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I saw this! I think I made a comment along the lines of "That's one sexy hat, merlin!" xD

by TheEmoEmu on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 09:15
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HA, yes I think I remember xD
Sexiest hat in all of Albion!! 8D

by Valentine_x on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 17:11
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Very nice, good job on the embroidery. :)

by Telly on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 10:36
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Thanks :D

by Valentine_x on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 21:34
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GUESS WHAT JAM?
I HAVENT COMMENTED YET!
//Whats with our obessesion of always in caps Geez~
But yes! ;A; Feathers and the pretty and the /pets.
WHAY YOU SO TALLENTED?

by Om_nom_nom on Saturday, 18 June, 2011 - 00:15
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CRUMPET!! I DON'T KNOW. CAPS ARE AWESOME 8D
TROLOLO Thank yeee :D
Um, IDK? .__.
I guess, you know, Costume Student...
It helps >.>;

by Valentine_x on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 02:35
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Once again I commented on your sexy hat :P

by TheEmoEmu on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 23:09
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xD yeaah you did. But maan, it is pretty sexy if I do say so myself ;D

by Valentine_x on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 23:19
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THE PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL. BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER //Sarcasum ends ehre. BUT REALLY You guys look 8D <3

by Om_nom_nom on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 23:22
 

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Journal

BOOTS ARRIVED! (Posted 18th May 2011)

FUCKFUCKFUCK THEY'RE PERFECT!
LIKE, PERFECTION.
God I love them so much *_*
And as such, shall be wearing them everyday until expo :D
But in all serious, they looked a bit off in the ebay photo, but they're actually a much nicer, darker brown.
So happy with them 8D

New Boots (Posted 15th May 2011)

I just bought some awesome new boots off of eBay :D
They're faux leather, but AT LEAST THEY'RE NOT FAUX SUEDE and they have straps and are flat and are the right size and won't murder my feet, hopefully.

Trim (Posted 17th April 2011)

Soooo, I originally made my own trim for the tabard, but through the awesome powah of teamwork, CerysKitty managed to find me the perfect trim on eBay.
So that should arrive soon and then I can get on with remakin' dis shit.

DONE DONE DOOONEEE~ (Posted 16th October 2010)

HOLORDY AND BOYHOWDY ITS FINALLY DONE 8'D
My god this was a project and a half D>
But it is complete after £498364501934 and god knows how many hours.
There may need to be a little bit of work done on the hat the night before, and I've edited the cloak a bit so it hangs better instead of having huge stupid shoulders, but I ain't touching anything else.
Though it would be nice to have accurate boots at some point, and I'd buy some IF THEY WEREN'T VIVIENNE FKING WESTWOOD AND COST £700 A PAIR D<

BREECHES (Posted 7th October 2010)

Breeches come from a can, they wereout there by a man. . . wait, no.
Breeches come from darkbladeuk.co.uk, and are at the post office atm 'cause as usual, I wan't in when they were delivered Y_Y
So I shall be off to collect them tomorrow and when I get off my lazy arse and finish this bloody dragon embroidery, I'll take some photos.
The good thing is that I don't have to buy anything else for this costume, so I just need to finishes off the tabard and shirt and I'm done -rejoice- 8D

Tassles! (Posted 10th September 2010)

Yessssssss!
My friendly neighbourhood fabric store actually had some gold tassles in!
So now the cloak is 100% complete 8D
But it's all packed up atm, and so's my mannequin 'cause I'm moving in 2 days, so there won't be any photos until I'll settled >_<

FEATHERS! (Posted 30th August 2010)

I've bought £30 worth of ostrich and peacock feathers 8'D
I've got 4 large red ones, 4 large green ones, 2 smaller red ones and 3 peacock.
OTL.
I've also bought the ribbon for the hat and collar of the cloack, but the shops round here suck, so they're not at all accurate.
But, they're gold, black and red and as close as I could get.
Nyehhh.

IKEA (Posted 23rd August 2010)

Yes, IKEA.
I went there today for. . . no reason at all, BUT I have managed to find myself fabric for my new shirt (after the other one shrank in the wash goihzdj''jhs) and also red fabric for the red tunic with the dragon embroidery ^o^
Still need to get red velvet, green satin, ribbons and feathers for the hat and if I have enough money, I may remake the pants out of a nicer faux suede to go with the nicer shirt. . .
THAT HAT IS GOING ON BRADLEY'S HEAD.
I DON'T CARE WHAT HE SAYS, I'M GONNA SHOVE IT ON HIM.

Fabric. (Posted 9th July 2010)

After much searching, I have found royel blue linen!
Abakhan, I love you so much!
So, the plan is to remake the shirt, as the one I have now, I washed and it may have shrunk slightly. . .
I need to rewatch the episode, but I believe the tunic to be linen aswell (I'm embroidering that dragon by hand; It will kill me).
However, the cape I'm not sure.
I thought it was wool at first, but I looked harder and it looked more like velvet, so I'm a bit stumped :/
And that trim's gonna be hell to find >_<