Merlin
BBC Merlin

Cosplayer: Valentine_x

Variant: Series 2

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

19th August 2011: Jacket This costume will be coming with me to London MCM Expo October 2011, and as such I really need to fix up the jacket.
When I first made it, I didn't line up the lining properly, and when it was all sewn in, on of the edges was being pulled inwards.
It's not incredibly noticeable, but it's been pissing me off for a while now and I've just taken out all of the stitching that was holding the lining in place.
Now it needs resewing in some areas, a piece adding for the collar and to be sewn back in place. Blanket stitch all the way around. By hand. Through real leather.
GOODBYE FINGERS! :'D

18th May 2010: HOLY FRAK THERE WILL BE A MERLIN PANEL AT EXPO AND IT'S BEEN CONFIRMED AND EVERYTHING!
Don't know who actually going to be there yet, but MY LIFE HAS BEEN MADE!

8th May 2010: -thumbs. . . are. . . pain- ohmygod they hurt so much.
But that's what I get for hand-stitching leather without a thimble >_<;
However, it looks AWESOME!
I must say I am impressed with myself -ego stfu-
And I've just started hand stitching in the lining -blanket stitch I choose you- which I think is what's in my reference photos.
Or I might be making it up.
But it looks good so I don't care.
Then I only have to rivet my pants for the laces and weather my boots and jacket and I'm done 8D
-score-

28th January 2010: -is a lonely Merlin- So, I was chatting away with my Arthur the other day, and the subject came to the dates of Expo.
"It's the 29th and 30th of May," I said.
"Oh," he said, "Yeah, I'm larping that weekend."
Which now means that he won't be Arthur and he won't be at Expo.
Which kind of buggers up my plans, which were to finally enter the masquerade and be a general distraction to the cast if they happen to be there.
So I'm now on the lookout for anyone remotely interested in joining me for the masquerade.
Anyone at all?
...
Y_Y

22nd December 2009: Wig and Expo A lot of people have been telling me that they like the wig I already have, but I don't.
I have, however, found the PERFECT wig on eBay, and hopefully I'll be able to buy it after Christmas.
So eventually I'll have a lovely dark brown, slightly waved wig that actually looks natural and comes form the crown of the head and not the top. . .

Also, I'm hoping that there will be another Merlin panel at Expo to promote Series 3.
I've watched a few videos, and the actors seem to be greatly amused by people dressing as them (y).
I'm planning on sitting on the front row right infront of Colin Morgan >D
-distraction-

13th December 2009: . . . D= Just rewatched Episode 12 of Merlin 'The Fires Of Idirsholas', and I've just noticed that his shirt has freakin' slits up the sides at the edge.
>_<
I should really look at reference more before I begin to make stuff. . .


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ThisIsLisaB - 11th December 2009
Looking great so far!

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Wyrdsister - 11th December 2009
The neck tie looks a little too red to me, that may be the light though. Can't wait to see the overall look though, I love that show

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Valentine_x - 12th December 2009
I'm going to get some new fabric for the neck tie.
I only have that 'cause it was the only red I had in the house.
It does look darker in natural light though.

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Wyrdsister - 13th December 2009
Cool, it looks great so far, have you got an Arhur to wait on?

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Valentine_x - 13th December 2009
I do have an Arthur, yes :)
And the way I persuaded him to be Arthur was to tell him he could boss me around all day xD

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Wyrdsister - 14th December 2009
The wig look fine, I don't think it's too thick myself, The way you've done the scarf is fab now...Can't wait to see the pair of you. Pics please :p

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FlyingMammal - 18th December 2009
i had to just look twice.
can't wait to see you both together, i hope you'll post photos :D Pretty pleaseee?

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Valentine_x - 19th December 2009
If I see my Arthur over Christmas, I'll see if he'll be willing to do a photoshoot ^___^

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Wyrdsister - 21st December 2009
Excellent!

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Sephirayne - 21st December 2009
Wow! You look spot on. Great job.

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Nocturnal Blossom - 21st December 2009
Love it - you make a great Merlin!

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Shazz - 7th January 2010
Eee brilliant Merlin:D
I have an Arthur planned, making chain mail will be tedious~!

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Anonymous - 16th January 2010
Yah! Merlin!

Brilliant - Loving it so far!

Hope they will be back this Expo =3

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Valentine_x - 16th January 2010
If they're back it would make my life 8D
I'm so gutted that I missed them in May '09 >_<

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Enchanting_ELK - 29th January 2010
omg yay~ you finished it! :D
Looks awesome~

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Gemzus - 10th February 2010
Your Merlin is spot on! The contacts are amazing too!

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Enchanting_ELK - 25th May 2010
8D yay!! So I get to see this at an expo!! >w<
Can't wait to see it 8D

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Valentine_x - 25th May 2010
Uh, yeah 8D
Just look for the one attempting magic and failing miserably ^__^

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Angelphie - 31st May 2010
Fantastic - it was wonderful to see all the detail and care you put into this in person at Expo. I really like your fabric choices, and I think the jacket has to be my favourite part. Great work!

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Valentine_x - 31st May 2010
Thank you very much ^__^
That jacket is like my child o_o
Glad you liked it 8D

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NemJay - 2nd June 2010
haha! Saw you in the Merlin auto queue haha. Then again at Digbeth coach station is Brum *shrug* anyways, you make a lovely Merlin!

Nem from CCP x

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Valentine_x - 2nd June 2010
Digbeth? How random lol xD but thank you very much. Glad you like the costume ^__^

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NemJay - 4th June 2010
Haha you were there right? About 10 ish I think.

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Valentine_x - 4th June 2010
Yeah, it was my coach change spot ^_^ for national express are a bit crap and refused to give me one straight home D<

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ladywhitetiger - 15th June 2010
You're an amazing Merlin, and I think it's hilarious Colin spotted you and was all confused XD
Wish I went to Expo so I could have seen you in person! T^T

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
Thank you very much ^__^
Haaa, my lord it was the funniest thing ever xD
Oh Colin -pets-
Well, I'll be there again as Merlin in October.
Hopefully with my Arthur this time :D

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ladywhitetiger - 16th June 2010
I'm hoping there's something on Youtube so I can watch it back and laugh XD
Awesome! I'll hopefully be there in October, so I'll look out for you guys! :D

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
Sweet! Just look out for the massive feathered hat of d00m!!!1
D00M!!!!!1111111oneoneone

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ladywhitetiger - 16th June 2010
LOL oh my gosh, you're such a legend for taking on the hat of DOOOOOOM <3
I'm sure I won't miss you if you're wearing that beautiful thing XD

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
If he's there again, I'm gonna ask Colin to wear it.
"DON'T BE AFRAID PRETTY MAN! PUT ON THE NICE HAT AND ALL WILL BE FINE! Colin?! Colin!!!?!?! Wait, why are you running? Don't run! HAT!!"
Or something. . .

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ladywhitetiger - 16th June 2010
YES. Oh god X'D
Don't worry, if he tries to run, I'll tackle-hug him from out of nowhere and bring him back for the hat <3

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
Go Team Morgan! 8D
And possibly Team James!
If he can be arsed showing up next time, lazy git. . .

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ladywhitetiger - 16th June 2010
*waves Team Morgan flag* 8DD
And yes, possibly X'D
Aww, it sucks he didn't show up D: would have been nice if he showed up for at least the panel, but never mind >.< were the girls there?

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
I heard he was tired from filming at night, and that his train was delayed and various other reasons but I'm not sure which to believe o_O
Yeah, Angel and Katie were there.
They're all so nice >__<

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ladywhitetiger - 16th June 2010
Ahhh I see o_O how strange!
That's good! :D
I haven't met any of them before >_< mainly because I'm usually in a cosplay from a different series and will probably scare them X'D
I'd love to meet Anthony and Richard toooo~!

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Manga Girl - 16th June 2010
I saw you in the masquerade on Saturday, I was the Cosmos cosplayer. I loved your costume! :D

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
Lol xD
We didn't get to meet them, 'cause they had to get back to Wales ¬__¬
-stupidfilminggrumble-
But ohemgee meeting Anthony Head would be amazing!
King Giles!!

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
Thank you very much ^__^

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ladywhitetiger - 16th June 2010
Awww that sucks :(
but hey, I guess it means season 3 will be out sooooon <3 *noms the BBC* *¬*
It would be sooooo epiiiiiiic 8D I'd just stand there and stare at him. And then realise it's creepy. And not care. Because he's all sparkly and king-like and stoof <3

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
-rolls in series 3-
-also rolls in THE ACTION FIGURES!!!!!!!!! OMG MINI MERLIN AND ARTHUR AND SLASH DRAGON-
Yeah! Come on Expo! We know Colin and Bradley are pretty and stuff, but the oldies need love too D:
Richard! and omg John freakin' Hurt! Come ooon!!

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ladywhitetiger - 16th June 2010
*joins you in the rolling* <3
OMFG ACTION FIGURES?! *just died and went to Merlin heaven <3*
They totally dooooo ;A; I wonder if there's a way to suggest guests to Expo? I'm pretty sure they'd all get plenty of attention, 'cause they've been in tonnes of other stoof too!

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
Yes!
They were announced at the panel and they have one set made already and I tried to persuade the stall owner to let me buy them but he wouldn't ¬___¬
I think if you pester the Expo staff enough through email/forums etc, they may listen?
Perhaps?
Or email the guest you want, ask them, then tell Expo the guest is interested. . .

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ladywhitetiger - 16th June 2010
Woooooow *__*
Awww, stingy git D: never mind. They'll start floating around somewhere soon I guess... *strokes chin*
Oooo ideas, ideas! We could give it a try...

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
July, I think they said?
o____O
-shall perhaps pre-order from somewhere-
Right then, let's go harrass Anthony and Richard and John!
8D
And David Tennant. . .

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ladywhitetiger - 16th June 2010
Ooo not too far off then!
I wish I could pre-order some D: *shakes fist at lack of funds and at employers refusing to hire me XD*
YAY HARRASSMENT 8D
hnnnggggghhh David Tennant <3

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Valentine_x - 16th June 2010
Well, I owe my friend £50 for a Gackt ticket o_o
So maybe not pre-order. . .
Stupid work and your stupid crappy pay D<
And Matt Smith?!??!?!
-new Doctor is new and needs love?-

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ladywhitetiger - 18th June 2010
Oh D8 yeah maybe not then XD;
INDEED D8 *flails angrily*
Yes, and Matt Smith!
I do approve of him quite a lot 8D
*gives him lots of love*

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Tsuchinoko - 13th October 2011
Nice one, you make a great Merlin =)