So I didn't actually update this throughout the whole cosplay-gathering process. I suck so hard. However, this is the regular list of Things I Would Change If I Get the Opportunity To Wear This Costume Again!:
* The wig is one of the biggest issues, I think. I brushed and hair-dried and sprayed it out a lot straighter than it ended up, but forgot to RE-brush it before wearing on Saturday, after it had come straight out of its box, and the curls had sprang back in. However, I did love the dreadlocks and green cloth additions, which made the hair that much more SA.
* Fix suede cord to corset, rather than having to attach it that morning. Seriously, my friends literally had to wind me into the costume. I don't know whether there's some way I could permanently attach the cord and allow the corset to retain its stretch quality? Something to look into.
* Also more cord around the corset. I had a 25metre roll, but it still didn't look like enough!
* Actually find the little silver accents I had bothered saving for this very costume. You know when you tuck something away in a safe place for future use and promptly lose it to another dimensions...?
* Take down neckline of long-sleeved shirt and dress. While I would never be entirely comfortable with flashing the sort of cleavage that Katie McGrath does, I could have at least attempted to take it a little lower.
* Rip swags down the side seams of the outer skirt, which would have added even more to the grunge feel of the costume.
* Darken up the green eyeshadow. While I was wearing several different shades, including khaki eyeliner, it never managed to show itself in photos. Considering it's such a highlight of the costume, it should be a more dramatic feature next time.
* Also, disappointingly, I didn't get the chance to have a photo in the Iron Throne, as they closed it off early to ensure all the previous photos were printed. Absolutely gutted, as I had been practicing my BAMF lounging posture for that very moment... Ah, well. Saved myself £5 to put towards a Charles Dance autograph!
However, while there were negative aspects, I still loved a heck of a lot about this costume:
* My first real live cosplay! Hell yeah!
* The cobweb dress featured the most beautiful fabric to ever cross my path, all gothic and slinky. I will definitely be wearing this out in public.
* I loved my figure in the corset, simple as xD
* Got to wear my favourite and most comfortable pirate boots underneath the skirt, without paying an extra penny for them.
* Two words: Magical. Swag.
* And, to top it all off, my friends cosplaying with me. Grace crossplayed as Melin, and her binding stories are some of the funniest of the entire holiday; Alice decided upon Kilgarrah in a hideous knitted dragon hat and the most delightful jersey wings you've ever seen; and Bryony, despite spending the majority of the day on the balcony due to a leg injury, treated herself to a beautiful purple dress for Gwen.
* All-round, I think a fantastically successful costume - And I hope I satisfied the few Merlin fans who did recognise me! :D