Merida - Brave




Why the fook not? Merida is pretty much the Disney Princess I've been waiting my life for! haha. I am ginger, I am Scottish, I have the freckles, I am ready and waiting to show the god awful face characters what Merida actually sounds/acts like.

I was always going to do this costume and were it not for a look alike contest going on in Scotland it wouldn't have happened any time soon. But it is!


Sephirayne posted on 21 May, 2012 - 18:44
Can't wait to see. You're going to be great.

MissAriel posted on 21 May, 2012 - 21:17
Ahh so exited to see a Merida! :D

Athora.x posted on 24 May, 2012 - 09:15
progress looks really good so far! :) can't wait to see it all together!

FuriePhoenix posted on 24 May, 2012 - 18:36
looking forward to this! Its looking fantastic already!

The-oncoming-storm posted on 25 May, 2012 - 16:03

Sephirayne posted on 25 May, 2012 - 16:29
Looking fantastic hun ^^

Telly posted on 25 May, 2012 - 17:12

Raine posted on 25 May, 2012 - 20:17
Eeeee, so good! Totally need to relocate you for photos :3

No thanks posted on 26 May, 2012 - 02:22
You suit her so much!

Lozzie posted on 26 May, 2012 - 19:04
you look perfect!

Ashe posted on 30 May, 2012 - 19:39
Thank you so much, guys :D

Cattrocious posted on 1 June, 2012 - 22:36
Perfect :D

cowiee posted on 1 June, 2012 - 23:22
That wig! Amazing!

LittlePidgey4 posted on 2 June, 2012 - 11:36
Looks amazing!

Pandora-Chi posted on 2 June, 2012 - 13:06
Wow! O: This is amazing!! 8D I really love the archery photo - it's so effective!

Elvish posted on 2 June, 2012 - 13:34
Oo-oh, you're so cute! I like it! :)

FlyingMammal posted on 2 June, 2012 - 14:21
amazing!!! especially love the hill photo :D amazing amazing!!!

Alias Cosplay posted on 2 June, 2012 - 14:58
Oh wow, you suit her so well, great job.

FuriePhoenix posted on 2 June, 2012 - 21:02
wow this is ace!!!

Anonymous posted on 8 June, 2012 - 21:12
So awesome! So ginger! Lather, rinse repeat. ;P Lovin' it Mac-attack. :D

Kata-san posted on 9 June, 2012 - 10:01
Looks great! You really do suit her.

Ashe posted on 11 June, 2012 - 16:36
Wargh, thank you all so much :D It means a lot! :)

Chibi posted on 17 July, 2012 - 21:14
Uwah you look so prettiful in this :333

Progress Journal

24th May 2012


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


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


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.