Merida
Brave

Cosplayer: Ashe

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

24th May 2012: Sleeves 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.

23rd May 2012: We're getting there! 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.

21st May 2012: Wig 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.

21st May 2012: Undershirt 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.


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Sephirayne - 21st May 2012
Can't wait to see. You're going to be great.

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MissAriel - 21st May 2012
Ahh so exited to see a Merida! :D

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Athora.x - 24th May 2012
progress looks really good so far! :) can't wait to see it all together!

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FuriePhoenix - 24th May 2012
looking forward to this! Its looking fantastic already!

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The-oncoming-storm - 25th May 2012
Stunning.

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Sephirayne - 25th May 2012
Looking fantastic hun ^^

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Debbie Ella - 25th May 2012
Peeeeeeerfect

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Raine - 25th May 2012
Eeeee, so good! Totally need to relocate you for photos :3

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No thanks - 26th May 2012
You suit her so much!

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Lozzie - 26th May 2012
you look perfect!

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Ashe - 30th May 2012
Thank you so much, guys :D

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Cattrocious - 2nd June 2012
Perfect :D

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cowiee - 2nd June 2012
That wig! Amazing!

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LittlePidgey4 - 2nd June 2012
Looks amazing!

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Pandora-Chi - 2nd June 2012
Wow! O: This is amazing!! 8D I really love the archery photo - it's so effective!

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Anonymous - 2nd June 2012
Oo-oh, you're so cute! I like it! :)

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FlyingMammal - 2nd June 2012
amazing!!! especially love the hill photo :D amazing amazing!!!

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Alias Cosplay - 2nd June 2012
Oh wow, you suit her so well, great job.

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FuriePhoenix - 2nd June 2012
wow this is ace!!!

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Anonymous - 8th June 2012
So awesome! So ginger! Lather, rinse repeat. ;P Lovin' it Mac-attack. :D

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Kata-san - 9th June 2012
Looks great! You really do suit her.

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Ashe - 11th June 2012
Wargh, thank you all so much :D It means a lot! :)

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Chibi - 17th July 2012
Uwah you look so prettiful in this :333