Costume :Merida Dunbroch
Variant :Green dress
Source :Brave
Progress :Complete
Worn At :MCM Manchester Comic Con 2014

Costume Photos

In the woods

I am Merida

Disney Princess

Find your fate


It's just ma boooow

Where i'm free

I'll be shooting for my own hand


I want my freedom!

We'll be free

Change your fate


Costume Information

Ahhhh...Honestly i've been through a lot with this costume before i've even uploaded it. xD

I wanted to cosplay Merida instantly after I saw the film. Then I got all intimidated, then other things put me off and now i'm right back at dying to do it again. I think it's the hair. It calls me.

But yes I'm FINALLY uploading this after much deliberation, mainly cause if it's up here I'm more likely to do it.

Will be for 2014. But I may start making it after expo. :D

EDIT: Now planned for Manchester expo 2014

EDIT: NOW DONE and I should have updated this ages ago. I used a heavy wool for the dress, I had to go for the more green shade in the end simply because of availability, but I love what I found for it. The ruffles were made from chiffon backed with linen. The wig was another monster entirely. It's a lace front wig from Arda that I added two packs of long wefts to then I sat and hand curled the whole thing with a curling iron. Insane? Probably...but I love the result! :3

Thanks so much for the showcase omgosh. <3


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You'll be awesome as Merida. Can't wait to see.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 6 September, 2013 - 21:13
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by MadameLapin on Wednesday, 25 September, 2013 - 17:05
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Dress looks awesome! The bow and arrow look really well made, kudos to the commisioners <3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 - 21:19
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Holy mother of cosplay this is beautiful! I will defiantly have to get a photo of you at Manchester! :D

by cowiee on Sunday, 6 July, 2014 - 21:55
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Cannot cope with how perfect you look Merida

by HotshotShan on Monday, 7 July, 2014 - 11:06
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This looks brilliant! :D

by Casper on Monday, 7 July, 2014 - 11:37
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Wow! You are looking so perfect for this.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 10 July, 2014 - 11:19
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You look amazing as Merida hun! So perfect <3

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 27 July, 2014 - 17:04
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You make such a great Merida, I just cant *3*

by x-Blade-x on Monday, 28 July, 2014 - 23:20
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You looked so amazing. The wig was spot on. Wonderful to see in person.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 29 July, 2014 - 00:51
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Fabulous! This is all so spot on ;A;

by x-Blade-x on Wednesday, 10 September, 2014 - 20:49
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Congrats on another showcase <3 you are perfect as Merida!

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 2 November, 2014 - 21:17
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Congrats on the showcase!!! 8D

by Freyarule on Sunday, 2 November, 2014 - 21:22
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by rosieroo on Sunday, 2 November, 2014 - 21:28
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Beautiful work! Congratulations on the showcase - well-deserved. :)

by Nesabi on Sunday, 2 November, 2014 - 22:58
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Such a beautiful and wonderful cosplay. I feel honoured that I got to film and take pictures of it!
Congratulations on the showcase hun! It is truly well deserved! <3

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 2 November, 2014 - 23:27

Yaaay, this deserves a showcase (just for the wig :P)

by madmazda86 on Monday, 3 November, 2014 - 08:38
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Grats on the showcase. So deserved, this is a beautiful costume :)

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 3 November, 2014 - 19:22
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OMG! Yes! Congratulations for the showcase. This is so awesome. <3

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 6 November, 2014 - 14:43

These photos are astounding! Oh my gosh such a beautiful place and you make a wicked Merida!!! xxx

by Toreishii872 on Sunday, 9 November, 2014 - 11:20
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Thanks so much everyone! #^^#

by MoonLily on Sunday, 9 November, 2014 - 20:16


Done! (Posted 6th July 2014)

With almost two weeks to spare wooo \o/

Bow and Quiver (Posted 1st July 2014)

This was made by in your dreams fx. I was keen to get the sort of 'rough' 'authentic' feel to it and I'm delighted with the results! :3 Con safe as well. ^^

Complete! (Posted 22nd June 2014)

I decided against the eyelets and just took it in a whole lot...Turns out I can still get into it by contorting my body so it saved a lot of fuss. xD

But it's done yay! Just the wig of doom to go now...

More dress progress (Posted 21st June 2014)

I worked on my Merida dress all day today! It's slowly getting there. Just need to add the ruffles around the sleeves and neckline and add ALL THE EYELETS to the back of it!

Base of dress (Posted 6th June 2014)

Sewed the base of the dress...actually since this I've added the lacing at the front and started the sleeves.

It's a really heavy wool, got a lovely weight to it. :3