Merlin
Merlin (BBC)

Cosplayer: Valentine_x

Variant: 'Official Ceremonial Robes of the Servants of Camelot'

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

18th May 2011: BOOTS ARRIVED! 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

16th May 2011: New Boots 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.

17th April 2011: Trim Soooo, I originally made my own trim for the tabard, but through the awesome powah of teamwork, CerysKitty managed to find me the perfect trim on eBay.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.

16th October 2010: DONE DONE DOOONEEE~ 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<

7th October 2010: BREECHES 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

10th September 2010: Tassles! 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 >_<

30th August 2010: FEATHERS! 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.

23rd August 2010: IKEA 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.

9th July 2010: Fabric. 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 >_<


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ladywhitetiger - 19th June 2010
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*

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Valentine_x - 22nd June 2010
I try 8D
Shoud be off buying the feathers soon ^o^

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TheEmoEmu - 18th July 2010
This will be awesome! xD

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ladywhitetiger - 28th August 2010
It... it's so beautiful so far *cue watery eyes*
<3

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Valentine_x - 30th August 2010
Thanks man.
;o;
I can't wait 'til my feathers arrive, then the HAT HATHATHATHATHATHagtahkugob;gnl/l'inb

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ladywhitetiger - 7th September 2010
THE FEAAAATHEEEERS. SO PRETTY. OMG. I CANT WAIT TO SEE IT FINIIIIISSSHHHHHHEEEEDDDDDD 8DDDD

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Valentine_x - 8th September 2010
SHOULD BE DONE TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111

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ladywhitetiger - 8th September 2010
OJHFSDNKSDJFSKDFJDSJBKHDNSBFKJCFLICJFLKDMFAOJ FFFFFF *explodes into tiny pieces of love and manry-knight-ness*

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Valentine_x - 8th September 2010
-scoops up with dust-pan and bruch and fixes with magic-
Nooooooo, don't splode, or you'll miss Expo! Dx

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ladywhitetiger - 8th September 2010
YAY IM FIXED 8D
OMG that's truuuuuueeee! I have to save the explosions for expo. *nodnod*

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ladywhitetiger - 8th September 2010
GVFHNJMFGHKJKCFHKJGTFGHJ.
You did an awesome job with the cloak *Q*

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Valentine_x - 8th September 2010
GKUGSHGKHN;ROJG KHRG
THANKS ;U;
HAT TIEMS NOW 8D

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VampiricAngel - 9th September 2010
THIS.

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

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Valentine_x - 9th September 2010
Totally the most lol thing I've ever seen ;U;
And I've seen -a lot- of things o_o
Thanks very much 8D

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ladywhitetiger - 14th September 2010
YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE HAT SO FAR.
I JUST WANTED TO SPREAD THE LOVE ON CI TOO.
<3 <3 <3

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Valentine_x - 14th September 2010
SPREAD THE HAT LOOOOOOVE OOOOOOOOOH YEEAAAHHH.
<3<3<3

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ladywhitetiger - 18th September 2010
FFFFFFFFFFF FEATHERS. IN YOUR HAT. OMG. ITS UHMAYZIIIIIING!
I SQUEED LIKE CRAZY. *pets the feathers* o3o
Arthur says "nice hat ;D"

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Valentine_x - 18th September 2010
LOOOOOOOL XD THANKS YOUUUUUUUUUU <3
Ye can pet themz irl sooooon -fails-
-Merlin shakes his head at Arthur-
Y_Y

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WhatsersCosplay - 7th October 2010
Omg I'm so keeping an eye out for you at Expo 8D I love the hat!

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Valentine_x - 7th October 2010
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

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Zelda - 9th October 2010
Great work on this! The embroidery is amazing!

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Valentine_x - 9th October 2010
Thank you very much 8D
I'll just be retrieving my hands from where they fell off now. . .
Y_Y;

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ladywhitetiger - 10th October 2010
DAT DRAGON.
Wow, it looks so awesooooome! Can't wait to see it in person 8D

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Valentine_x - 10th October 2010
-rolls about-
Thanks Sire 8D
D< DRAGONRAAAAGGEEE!
I would recommend using a sewing machine if you value your hands. . .

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WhatsersCosplay - 10th October 2010
Waaah your dragon is awesome *__* I can't wait to see this at Expo.

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ladywhitetiger - 17th October 2010
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*

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Valentine_x - 17th October 2010
BLOODYFKIN'VIVIENNEFRIKIN'WESTWOODBUGGERINGRAGE D<
-and calm-
HOSHITHOSHITHOSHIT D>
Noooooo, I have too much Uni works to dooooooooooooooo FFFFFFffffffFFFff

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TheEmoEmu - 14th November 2010
I saw this! I think I made a comment along the lines of "That's one sexy hat, merlin!" xD

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Valentine_x - 14th November 2010
HA, yes I think I remember xD
Sexiest hat in all of Albion!! 8D

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Debbie Ella - 18th May 2011
Very nice, good job on the embroidery. :)

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Valentine_x - 18th May 2011
Thanks :D

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Om_nom_nom - 18th June 2011
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?

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Valentine_x - 20th June 2011
CRUMPET!! I DON'T KNOW. CAPS ARE AWESOME 8D
TROLOLO Thank yeee :D
Um, IDK? .__.
I guess, you know, Costume Student...
It helps >.>;

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TheEmoEmu - 1st August 2011
Once again I commented on your sexy hat :P

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Valentine_x - 1st August 2011
xD yeaah you did. But maan, it is pretty sexy if I do say so myself ;D

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Om_nom_nom - 1st August 2011
THE PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL. BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER //Sarcasum ends ehre. BUT REALLY You guys look 8D <3