Merida Dunbroch (Green dress) - Brave


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

Sephirayne posted on 6 September, 2013 - 20:13
You'll be awesome as Merida. Can't wait to see.

MadameLapin posted on 25 September, 2013 - 16:05

Freyarule posted on 1 July, 2014 - 20:19
Dress looks awesome! The bow and arrow look really well made, kudos to the commisioners <3

cowiee posted on 6 July, 2014 - 20:55
Holy mother of cosplay this is beautiful! I will defiantly have to get a photo of you at Manchester! :D

HotshotShan posted on 7 July, 2014 - 10:06
Cannot cope with how perfect you look Merida

Casper posted on 7 July, 2014 - 10:37
This looks brilliant! :D

Sephirayne posted on 10 July, 2014 - 10:19
Wow! You are looking so perfect for this.

Littlegeeky posted on 27 July, 2014 - 16:04
You look amazing as Merida hun! So perfect <3

BladeyCakes posted on 28 July, 2014 - 22:20
You make such a great Merida, I just cant *3*

Sephirayne posted on 28 July, 2014 - 23:51
You looked so amazing. The wig was spot on. Wonderful to see in person.

BladeyCakes posted on 10 September, 2014 - 19:49
Fabulous! This is all so spot on ;A;

TheStarlightFairy posted on 2 November, 2014 - 20:17
Congrats on another showcase <3 you are perfect as Merida!

Freyarule posted on 2 November, 2014 - 20:22
Congrats on the showcase!!! 8D

rosieroo posted on 2 November, 2014 - 20:28

Nesproxy posted on 2 November, 2014 - 21:58
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the showcase - well-deserved. :)

Littlegeeky posted on 2 November, 2014 - 22:27
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

madmazda86 posted on 3 November, 2014 - 07:38
Yaaay, this deserves a showcase (just for the wig :P)

Siouxsie James posted on 3 November, 2014 - 18:22
Grats on the showcase. So deserved, this is a beautiful costume :)

Sephirayne posted on 6 November, 2014 - 13:43
OMG! Yes! Congratulations for the showcase. This is so awesome. <3

Toreishii872 posted on 9 November, 2014 - 10:20
These photos are astounding! Oh my gosh such a beautiful place and you make a wicked Merida!!! xxx

MoonLily posted on 9 November, 2014 - 19:16
Thanks so much everyone! #^^#

6th July 2014


With almost two weeks to spare wooo \o/

1st July 2014

Bow and Quiver

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. ^^

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...

21st June 2014

More dress progress

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!

5th June 2014

Base of dress

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

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