Costume :Merida
Source :Brave
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

Where heather grows and highland eagles soar

Chase the wind and touch the sky





Dress pattern ref



Costume Information

Cost : £60
Time Taken : 20 hours

Why the fook not? Merida is pretty much the Disney Princess I've been waiting my life for! haha. I am ginger, I am Scottish, I have the freckles, I am ready and waiting to show the god awful face characters what Merida actually sounds/acts like.

I was always going to do this costume and were it not for a look alike contest going on in Scotland it wouldn't have happened any time soon. But it is!


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Can't wait to see. You're going to be great.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 21 May, 2012 - 19:44
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Ahh so exited to see a Merida! :D

by MissAriel on Monday, 21 May, 2012 - 22:17
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progress looks really good so far! :) can't wait to see it all together!

by Athora.x on Thursday, 24 May, 2012 - 10:15
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looking forward to this! Its looking fantastic already!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 24 May, 2012 - 19:36
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by The-oncoming-storm on Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 17:03
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Looking fantastic hun ^^

by Sephirayne on Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 17:29
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by Telly on Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 18:12
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Eeeee, so good! Totally need to relocate you for photos :3

by Raine on Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 21:17

You suit her so much!

by No thanks on Saturday, 26 May, 2012 - 03:22
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you look perfect!

by Lozzie on Saturday, 26 May, 2012 - 20:04
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Thank you so much, guys :D

by Ashe on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 20:39
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Perfect :D

by Cattrocious on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 23:36
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That wig! Amazing!

by cowiee on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 00:22
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Looks amazing!

by LittlePidgey4 on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 12:36
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Wow! O: This is amazing!! 8D I really love the archery photo - it's so effective!

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 14:06
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Oo-oh, you're so cute! I like it! :)

by Elvish on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 14:34
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amazing!!! especially love the hill photo :D amazing amazing!!!

by FlyingMammal on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 15:21
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Oh wow, you suit her so well, great job.

by Alias Cosplay on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 15:58
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wow this is ace!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 22:02

So awesome! So ginger! Lather, rinse repeat. ;P Lovin' it Mac-attack. :D

by Pudding on Friday, 8 June, 2012 - 22:12
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Looks great! You really do suit her.

by Kata-san on Saturday, 9 June, 2012 - 11:01
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Wargh, thank you all so much :D It means a lot! :)

by Ashe on Monday, 11 June, 2012 - 17:36
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Uwah you look so prettiful in this :333

by Chibi on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 - 22:14


Sleeves (Posted 24th May 2012)

Soooo I did make an undershirt but I decided it would probably just be easier to attach it to the sleeve. I was SO wrong. It's taking me ages to do just one! I'm pretty happy with how it's looking though.

I've done a lot more since this photo so all that's left to do is sleeve number 2, hem the skirt and add the ruffled cuffs. Then I am DONE! I was going to make a belt so it would match my quiver but I think for just now I'll buy one. Can always come back to it later.

Also the material isn't this blue, it's just a crap picture.

We're getting there! (Posted 23rd May 2012)

I basically have lost all patterns I own so I have to figure this out from one piece of a bodice pattern (same one I used for Charlotte) cause I'm special that way. It turned out pretty good though! She doesn't have any seams but to be fair she has an awesome wool material that's probably slightly stretchy so I'll make do with my seams.

Hem the skirt, finish the sleeves, add the ruffles to the collar and make the belt then BOOM! done. That's quite a lot though haha
Also that's my wig chilling on the seat in the background.

Wig (Posted 21st May 2012)

So I figured since I'd decided to do this 5 days before I was wearing it I'd have to do without a wig (and I will have to do without a wig for the competition but never mind) since pretty much every wig I order is a cheap Chinese one that takes years to come. But I decided to have a look at the one I'd been eyeing up anyway and by some fate it was actually a British one! Woo! So I ordered away and it SHOULD be here by Thursday. Hopefully. It is slightly shorter than it should be (I'd found it before proper references were out so I assumed her hair was shorter) so I might add extensions to it at a later date.

Undershirt (Posted 21st May 2012)

So I decided to make this costume this morning. I decided it probably wasn't a good idea to wait until tomorrow because I'd probably have given up on the idea by that point. So I looked for one thing to start off with. I have a tonne of white polycotton scraps lying around so I figured I could probably throw together an undershirt. But, of course, it's not white, it's cream so I went with throwing all the scraps in a bucket of tea! Obviously only Scottish Blend tea would do on this occasion.