Costume :Gwaine
Variant :knight garb
Source :Merlin
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012

Costume Photos

I found a Merlin & Arthur!

Sword Swingin' closeup

Gwaine face shot

Gwaine #2

Sword Swingin'

Obligatory Gwapple shot

Defeated by a Jigglypuff!

Gwaine #1


Costume Information

Purely for the purpose of wearing a cape and because I want to do a knight of Camelot. And I still have a wig from a Gwaine cosplay, so.


gwaineee <3333

by on Saturday, 7 April, 2012 - 10:01
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I think.. I have just fallen in love with you <3 haha!!! You Gwaine costume from before was epic!! Canno wait to see this one too :D

by Lady-Aira on Sunday, 3 June, 2012 - 23:17
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Oh, you saw that? Thank you. :) I'll be bringing over a few pieces from the first costume such as the boots (so annoyed they dumped those boots in series 4), the necklace, the gauntlets, etc, so it should be lots of fun.

And much apple eating. XD

by springinstep on Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 00:58
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haha yesh!! Apple eating ftw :D lol!! May have to bring Sir Percy kitty back to give u a massive hug <3 hahaha much Gwaine love <3

by Lady-Aira on Thursday, 7 June, 2012 - 21:41
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Your Gwaine is fantastic! :D Any idea what day you're wearing this? Because I'm contemplating Series Five!Morgana at some point, providing I can get there (/planning too far in advance again), and it would be great to get photos xD

by CaptainAmelia on Saturday, 28 July, 2012 - 21:08
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I'll be around as Gwaine on Saturday. It'll be great to run into any other Merlin cosplayers - they seem quite rare at Expo.

by springinstep on Thursday, 2 August, 2012 - 00:06

>D im wearing knight arthur to expo ;) we will look so cool in our capes! bwahaha

by on Sunday, 2 September, 2012 - 21:06
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We are going to look fabulous! As it happens I've just today started on the alterations to mine. XD

by springinstep on Monday, 3 September, 2012 - 19:37
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holy crap its looking awesome!! <3
I'm doing Merlin for oct, hope I spot you there!!

by PaperTiger on Wednesday, 19 September, 2012 - 11:53
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Be great to run into you if you're about. I'll have this costume on Saturday. And considering how warm it is to wear, I'll probably spend a good amount of time outside during the busy period (basically 12-4, unless they have bigger hallspace/memorabilia at the same time like last year). If I look busy, I'm really not.

by springinstep on Wednesday, 19 September, 2012 - 15:41
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awesome! I'll keep an eye out for you =]

by PaperTiger on Thursday, 20 September, 2012 - 15:58
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HNNG! Saw this at expo and I approved so much! Didn't have the courage to ask for a photo though /derp

Great cosplay!

by x-Blade-x on Saturday, 3 November, 2012 - 23:48
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Wow this is a great cosplay!

by WhiteWraith on Sunday, 4 November, 2012 - 01:25

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Cape complete! (Posted 3rd October 2012)

I brought the cape from fancydress4all (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/fancydress4all/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_i...) on eBay.

The straps are from a brown belt I found in a charity shop (elasticated, so I had to stitch around the edges) and the buckle is from yet another belt and repainted (I know the buckles have further detail, but I'm probably not going to do that).

The Pendragon emblem, pictured below, is what I'm most pleased about. It's embroided (though has a little slack at the top of the wing - should have invested in an embroidery hoop) and I'm really pleased with how it came out.

Chainmail Modified! (Posted 11th September 2012)

Looking at promotional images, Gwaine's chainmail has a split at the front and back. With a pair of pliers, this was really easy to modify. Then I just had to fix a few things up and it's now all ready to go! The only downside I've found to the gift-mart chainmail is that it can be somewhat flimsy. The rings can easily come loose and fall off, so I'm trying not to wear it too much before Expo time. I think I'll carry a pair of pliers in my bag as well just incase.

Gambeson complete! (Posted 8th September 2012)

The gambeson is a padded jacket worn underneath armour and chainmail. It provides warmth, extra protection and because chainmail can really pinch against bare skin (trust me, I know).

This started off as a size XL fleece jacket which I found in a charity shop for £3. I altered it and now it fits quite comfortably underneath the chainmail (I'm a size 12 btw). I haven't given it a padded look, but if I find myself with time before the Expo I may see about it.

Chainmail Acquired! (Posted 21st August 2012)

To be fair, I did have a go at making my own. Then after 1,000 rings (which basically left me with a chainmail scarf) I did some quick calculations and realised that to make the full shirt and coif would take over 20,000 rings and cost me over £200. It would also take a lot of time. So, on the recommendation of another Merlin cosplayer who wears chainmail, I brought a chainmail shirt and coif from gifts-mart on eBay. It's designed for recreational purposes, so is lightweight and comfortable to wear. I need to make a few minor adjustments and fix where some of the rings have come loose, but it'll do the job just fine. In a way, it is a bit of a bummer that I can't wear a shirt I made myself but at least I now know how to weave basic chainmail.