Cavahn
 


Costume :Knight Commander Meredith
Source :Dragon Age 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013


Costume Photos

Meredith

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Final Scene

Mage Haters (':

Meredith's Victory

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Full Body (:

Bloody Blood Mage!

Armour done (:

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Comments

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awesome!

Can't wait to see this =D

Never seen anyone cosplay Meredith before ^_^

by Numta on Thursday, 7 February, 2013 - 10:48
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Thanks! I hope she turns out well - I'm liking everything I've done so far... *fingers crossed* It's the armour I'm concerned about because I've never done it before. Oh well - trial and error!

by Cavahn on Thursday, 7 February, 2013 - 13:56
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I look forward to seeing this. We need to plan a large group you wearing this saturday??

Thanks for the comment. It is a shame that ser-pounce-alot can't join me....he would so love to be part of the show. I may have to bring his stunt double instead.

by Derpssassin on Saturday, 9 February, 2013 - 21:43
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Yes, I'm wearing this Saturday and Sunday Morning~ :D (No blowing up any Chantry's on MY watch!)

by Cavahn on Saturday, 9 February, 2013 - 23:13
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...of course.....

by Derpssassin on Sunday, 10 February, 2013 - 01:00
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<_<

by Cavahn on Sunday, 10 February, 2013 - 21:00
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The progress on this is looking great.

by Queen Yam on Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 20:06
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o: <3 thank you very much! :3

by Cavahn on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 02:00
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This is looking seriously epic! Can't wait to see it all finished :O

by Lady Bahamut on Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 19:59
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Wowsa! The gauntlets look amazing! Can't wait to see what it looks like when the rest of the armor starts forming too!

by x Princess Emily x on Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 20:09
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Everything looks amazing so far! I hope to see you in expo when I'm in my Fenris outfit~

by Kittz on Sunday, 28 April, 2013 - 19:44
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Jesus damn this looks so good!!! Can't wait to see it!!!!! I'm awful with armour so I'd never dare somehting like this^^ I'll watch out for you ~ I'll be Morigan from DAO^^ xoxo

by Komapsunida on Wednesday, 15 May, 2013 - 19:08
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Progress is looking excellent so far! I would love to get some photos if I find you :)

by ZeroSilence on Friday, 13 September, 2013 - 00:24
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Aaaaah! Thank you guys! (: I'm really pleased with my progress so far! Hoping to get it all finished by the start of October so I can just sit back and chill, haha! And @ZeroSilence - of course you can grab photos! That would make me so happy!

by Cavahn on Friday, 13 September, 2013 - 00:28
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Gah, this looks amazing so far. Can't wait to see it all together once you get her finished!

by yuubalu on Friday, 13 September, 2013 - 20:23
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Ahhh this is looking awesome, hope I find you for photos ~

by Quetiz on Friday, 13 September, 2013 - 22:00
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Oh, thank you so much guys! (: I'm thrilled that this is getting so much attention! I'm at MCM all weekend and this is my only cosplay so I'm sure you'll see me around at some point! :D

by Cavahn on Friday, 13 September, 2013 - 23:57
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This is looking awesome! Can't wait to see it finished!

by Kata-san on Friday, 20 September, 2013 - 19:53
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:D Thank you! (: Not much more to do!

by Cavahn on Friday, 20 September, 2013 - 21:33
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This is fifthy shades of YES!! :D

I love Knight-Commander Meredith as a character. Looking all the more forward to that DAII meet up now!

by Christchurch_assassin on Monday, 23 September, 2013 - 00:32
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8D Thank you very much! I'm very excited for the whole weekend! I love Meredith as well... even when she goes mental with lyrium madness <3

by Cavahn on Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 - 11:29
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YES!! Knight Commander Crazy! lol :P This cosplay looks great! So amazing, I love it, its one of my fav things i've seen this year

by otakugirl on Tuesday, 8 October, 2013 - 20:30
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Knight Commander Crazy - that's me! Hahahhaa! Thank you so much! Hopefully it looks awesome when it's all put together! n_n

by Cavahn on Tuesday, 8 October, 2013 - 22:32
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This is looking so good aaaa

by Quetiz on Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 18:23
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Wow, this is amazing!

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 18:36
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Thank you! n_n

by Cavahn on Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 19:45
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This looks so impressive!! awesome job :)

by Greenstar88 on Friday, 18 October, 2013 - 21:25
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>w< Thank you so much! Nearly finished her now!

by Cavahn on Friday, 18 October, 2013 - 23:11
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Progress is looking amazing, really hoping I see you at Expo so I can get a pic ;)

by Kata-san on Tuesday, 22 October, 2013 - 00:51
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Well, I'm Meredith both Saturday and Sunday, so keep an eye out for me! (:

by Cavahn on Tuesday, 22 October, 2013 - 01:03
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This looks really awesome - all the armour and prop details really make it!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 1 November, 2013 - 11:18
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Hurraaaay! Thank you so much! (: I'm pleased with how it came out finally! :D

by Cavahn on Friday, 1 November, 2013 - 11:21
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This looked utterly fabulous at expo! Never seen a Meredith cosplay before, and you did it perfectly <3

by x-Blade-x on Friday, 1 November, 2013 - 14:37
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Eeee~! Thank you so much! She's such a great character and its a shame no one cosplays her more - I'd have thought as the bad guy there would have been lots of people who would have cosplayed her before me but nope...! O: Ah well, Aveline next! (:

by Cavahn on Friday, 1 November, 2013 - 15:13
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So amazing :)

by pantsgirl243 on Sunday, 3 November, 2013 - 16:09
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Thanks~ <3 (:

by Cavahn on Sunday, 3 November, 2013 - 22:21
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I love DA2, your armor is gorgeous :)

by Zomboi on Tuesday, 12 November, 2013 - 02:41
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Eeeee~! Thank you very much! (:

by Cavahn on Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 - 00:18
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looking good. I love any dragon age cosplays :)

by Namine on Thursday, 12 December, 2013 - 23:59
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Thank you (:

by Cavahn on Friday, 13 December, 2013 - 01:54
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this looks so awesome, dat prop and armor, XD it looks so good and well put together

by blissfulbanana on Monday, 16 December, 2013 - 14:17
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Aaaaah! Thank you so much! <3

by Cavahn on Thursday, 2 January, 2014 - 00:58

There's no other way to say it. This is pretty damn impressive. Everything turned out nicely and you even threw in an edited photo for good measure. You even managed to capture the authoritative air befitting Meredith's rank, too.

So, awesome work! *salutes (isn't a mage. honest!)*

by Origin on Sunday, 5 January, 2014 - 06:19
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You make an incredible Meredith! That's absolutely amazing, well done!

by MintyBadger on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014 - 23:24
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Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for the nice comments. (:

by Cavahn on Wednesday, 15 January, 2014 - 00:48
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You did a fantastic job on the armour, this looks great!

by BlueberryTale on Friday, 21 February, 2014 - 07:15
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So impressive! Your armour and attention to detail are astounding. You really do look like you've stepped out of the game! O_O

by HuntsmanCosplay on Friday, 18 April, 2014 - 14:08
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Wow ive never seen a Meredith costume before - the amount of detailing and work you`ve done on this is outstanding!! Fantastic work

by Moonlight_Requiem on Monday, 2 June, 2014 - 14:42
 

To-Do List

Sword!HighComplete
Make ArmourHighComplete
Make Scalemale VestHighComplete
Make CoatMediumComplete
Make HoodMediumComplete
Make SashMediumComplete
Make HeadpieceMediumComplete
Buy BootsLowComplete
Buy TrousersLowComplete
Buy WigLowComplete
Make Belt/BagLowComplete

Journal

I am DONE. (Posted 23rd October 2013)

Its' not as neat as is could be, but I've run out of time. I might remake bits of it ready for next October to coincide with the release of the third game... but who knows? (':

NEARLY DOOOONE (Posted 22nd October 2013)

Just gotta scale the back of the corset - I decided to remake the headpiece last minute - I have sixty hours until I leave for London. DEAR GOD.

Just the scaling to do now! (Posted 17th October 2013)

It's taking a long time to cut out and snip at all these scales, and then sew them - I'm trying to work out how many I need. :3 A lot of its hidden under the armour so I'm going to be lazy and only do what I need. :')

Leggings! (Posted 20th September 2013)

So my leggings arrived - and with them it means I no longer have anything to buy for this costume! Just gotta finish making the armour, coat and scalemail vest! Woot!

Wig, Trousers and Working on Armour (Posted 17th September 2013)

Okay so today I applied resin to my chest armour and made all the templates for the shoulders. I also bought belts for the chest piece! I'm hoping to have the entire armour finished by friday! (:

I also went websurfing for the wig and brown trousers, both of which should know be here by Thursday. :)

Breastplate progress! :D (Posted 13th September 2013)

Okay, so how I do my armour is probably very long winded - but I cut out the main bits in thick eva, then add craft foam for the embellishments over the top - I heatform it all into shape and then seal it with pva. When the pva is dry, I add the extra embellishments like bolts/studs etc - then another layer of pva. Then I slap on a coat of plastic resin and then I spray paint it - depending on how much shine I want - sometimes I slap on an extra coat of resin and sand down the rough bits. (:

I'm just making the foam base and slapping on the first lot of pva now- ready for the embellishments!

Armour Progress (: (Posted 12th September 2013)

Finally got my ass in gear with the armour! I've finished the hip plates and finally got around to making the foam base for the breastplate - I've started off with the collar and will move onto the chest before adding the shoulders. (: Hopefully it will go well first time, but if not I have time to redo it!

Sword! (Posted 20th August 2013)

This talented man was able to make Meredith's lyrium sword for me and it's perfect! Just under the height restriction, thank god!
Now I just have to get my butt in gear with the scalemale undershirt, the armour, headpiece and if I have time... remaking the coat. (:

Shoulder Armour (Posted 26th February 2013)

I'm actually really scared to be starting this, haha! I have the EVA foam ready, and I've made some card template mock ups, but even so... I'm a bundle of nerves!

Gauntlets done! :D (Posted 21st February 2013)

So I got around to making the belting and straps for the gauntlets. I thought this would be the end of it but I think I might paint on some cracks! O:

Shoes arrived! :3 (Posted 19th February 2013)

They fit perfectly and look awesome! :D

Finished the belt and bag~ (Posted 18th February 2013)

This was the easiest part of the costume to make! I've had a bit of a disaster with some fabric paint on the coat - so I've attempted to wash it off and am just waiting for it to dry now. I'm sure I can salvage it! Ordered my boots and ordered my wig too! Yay!

Scalemail! (Posted 16th February 2013)

I think I'm going to use actual scalemail for the final October project, but for April, May and August I'm going to be making faux leather scalemail which I will paint with metalic spray paint instead. Having to cut out 800+ scales is taking its toll on my hands... :c

Gauntlets! (Posted 16th February 2013)

So I remade the gauntlets... O:

Mock Gauntlets! (Posted 14th February 2013)

Managed to get the first go of the gauntlets painted - will probably redo them at a later date, but I'm pretty pleased with how they've turned out so far. (8

Foam Armour (Posted 13th February 2013)

Decided to make a practise pair of gauntlets just to try the method out, before redoing them neater... I completely had no idea how long it takes glue to dry!

Coat! :3 (Posted 13th February 2013)

Finished sewing the coat together! Now I need to sew in all the details!:3

Grey Undercoat (Posted 12th February 2013)

I wanted to use suiting fabric for it, but it proved too expensive (maybe when I remake it for October)so I opted for a cheaper cotton blend, which will help keep me cool in the middle of summer, when I'm going to using it (both in London and in Glasgow).

I cut all the pieces out today - and then had a minor freak out because I thought I'd forgotten how to attach sleeves... hahaha! Its been months since I made any sort of top - I usually stick to scarves and shorts!

Anyway, have everything attached now - just need to neaten it up and add in all the hand stitched details tomorrow. :3

Update :D (Posted 11th February 2013)

Forgot to buy clasps for the bag, so I spent my evening cutting out and editing my sewing patterns instead ready for the grey layer of her undercoat. :)

Sword Update! (Posted 11th February 2013)

Just got confirmation off my friend (darkshines) for the commission and she thinks she will definitely have it done in time for August (which means Glasgow and October MCM!). :D Its a shame I won't have it for May, but she did say that if its done early then she will let me know - I have every faith that she and her boyfriend are going to make the most perfect sword ever. >3<

I just can't wait!

They're making it to stand four and a half foot tall, which is shorter than Meredith's actual sword, but will be easier for me to tote around at cons. (8

Ah this is going to be sooooo epic! :B

+SCALEMAILLE UPDATE+

I was originally going to buy aluminium scales and actually make it by hand, but I've decided to make fake scales with cut out faux leather (spray painted) and then sewn together one by one, first... then if I decide it would look better with the real thing, I can redo that after May. (8

Distressing~ (Posted 10th February 2013)

I just couldn't wait and so I started distressing the bag already~

Pouch! (Posted 9th February 2013)

Sewed the pouch together - need to add the fastenings and distress it - which I will do on Monday when I start working on the undercoat!

Still need to buy the buckles for all my belts...

But on the plus side, I managed to track down some almost like-for-like gloves on ebay which I am now bidding on - fingers crossed I win them! :3 Hoping to start on the gauntlets this week too! :3

Belt-Pouch Thingy~ (Posted 8th February 2013)

I couldn't get many good references of the little pouch she wears on her b elt so I took some liberties with the design and made sure it was big enough to hold my phone, some money and my hotel keycard (priorities, man!). I'm going to stencil either the Templar cross or the Kirkwall Insignia onto the front pocket at a later date.

I made the patter for it myself, but cut out the basic shapes to paint metalic detail onto them first. I will neaten the cuts tomorrow and sew them together with some red/gold stitching detail to match the sash. Then I'm taking a break over the weekend and started on her actual underclothes on Tuesday. (8

Oh, and I commissioned a friend to make the sword! Eeee~ <3

Sash! (Posted 7th February 2013)

I decided in the end to go for paint, rather than ribbon on the sash. I also made the bit that ties around my waist but the fabric is a little thicker than I would like (remember I'm using Curtain velvet) because I folded it over twice... I may redo it and make a clasp fasten so it looks accurate... but without me having to physically wrap it around myself.

Waist Sash Thingy~ (Posted 7th February 2013)

So I deciuded to do Meredith's fancy red sash in two halves to avoid it sitting funny when tied. Again, I used curtail velvet. I attached a cord so i could tie it around my waist and made a template for the pattern...

Now I have to decide between fiddling with fusable web and ribbon, or just painting the design on...

Making the Hood~ (Posted 5th February 2013)

So I went out and bought the fabric today (I used Curtain velvet and ribbon). I attached the ribbon using good ol' fusable webbing.

I was originally going to make a shirt to attach a standard hood too - but I decided that a cowl would look better/more accurate. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. :3

Planning~ (Posted 4th February 2013)

I've never made armour before, so this could prove to be fun! But I've found a few tutorials about craft-foam armour, so I'm going to give that a go. The underclothes/hood etc shouldn't be that hard...

I have until October. Lets do this!