Picture of Princess Merida Costume
My cosplay/ costume of DIsney Pixars Princess Merida of Dunbroch!

I just love her independent and tom-boy-ish character. Her story is lovely and the more often I see the landscape the more I want to go back visit scotland!!
Her personalilty fits me to good to be true and so it was decided! My new cosplay.
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Step 1:

Picture of
Reference pics of Merida from Disney Pixars BRAVE!
I decided to do her main dress from the movie. Petrol canvas it is! There is so much more happening and meaning in this dress. Let's see how I can do ...

Step 2: The Dress

Picture of The Dress
1) I used some cheap textile to do a preversion of the dress. This way i was able to get the sewing and fitting right and transporing the pattern onto the right fabric with less waste! Using a green-bluish canvas I bought about 3-3.5m.

2) pinning the right pieces together and letting me dear sewing machine doing her job!

3) here you can see an abstract from the torso - my next steps will be to bring it into the right and fitting shape, closing the ends of the textile and continue with the sleeves!
I dyed my textiles and as you can see by the example of the sleeves, the color turned out to be really good!
I like >D
Here you can see how I am putting together the parts to be the medieval sleeves.
Still searching for the right textile to se as the undergarment ;_;
I found some nice textiles for the lining and decor. To do the rushing you need to sew straight close to one side of the textile, twice and with a longest setting you got. Be sure to only double sew at one side of the line. This way you are able to pull on the threat from the other sides way. The fabric will automatically start rushing! Try it with some leftovers first, if you are a bit insecure.

There is sill so much to do! And yet, I am looking forward to it :D
Victor Does9 months ago

Really nice work on the costume! :)

lakej10 months ago

Omg this is great! My Brother's fiancee would love this!

Kion Designs (author) 10 months ago

thank you so much guys for all this nice and kind feedback! I am happy to hear that you are interested in my instructable and you liked it.

If you would like to see some special cosplay crafting tutorial, please let me know in the comments or stop by at my fb page :D :


fixfireleo10 months ago

how cool that the ible right before yours (on the email) shows you how to make a BOW!)

Kion Designs (author)  fixfireleo10 months ago

2 wins at a time,hun?^^

nutley10 months ago

Smoking hot young lady! Hhhhhhhummanah!

Kion Designs (author)  nutley10 months ago

thx a lot X'D

AJH53210 months ago

Merida is my favorite Disney character! GREAT job on the costume.

Kion Designs (author)  AJH53210 months ago

Merida is just great! And thank you so much! <3

FYI your beautiful!
Kion Designs (author)  vespaking30001 year ago
thank you so much :3
Where do you live? I'm very crafty as well I received my
Fine arts degree from the u of o and like many people
I have a job now that totally doesn't have anything to do
With the degree they received, I sell wine now haha. So
I always am creating some new costume to get my creative
Juices flowing. I loved what you did in your instructable.
I wish I had more cool girls around me like you
Kion Designs (author)  vespaking30001 year ago
Hey. It is always a cool thing to get inspired, because of sitting,talking and brainstorming with other creative people. That what I enjoy so much..at least^^
I live in germany.so yeah.
just go for with your plans!try to do the best you can with all the costumes you'd like to do
Wow Germany , I've always wanted to visit there. I live
In Portland Oregon . How long have you lived in Germany ?

Hiya Vespaking, we are practically neighbors. I am just a half an hour away in Camas. Love the tutorial also.

Kion Designs (author)  vespaking30001 year ago
Portland? I know someone there actually from my semester abroad in sweden^^
How long? All my life. I am from germany. :)
Portland is amazing, the beach are 1 hour to the west
The mountains to sky are an hour to the east . We have
Desert type land a few hours away and a beautiful gorge
An hour away you should look up pictures of the gorge
It's beautiful
bagnitsch10 months ago

Really pretty. Wish I could be Merida someday.

Very nice !

xXDeaDXx66610 months ago
Almost thought that was you're real hair
BLR_RAVI10 months ago
very well done...actualy it is easy for any beautiful girl to look like princess with a little decorative stuffs...and you look cute princess...great article

I love this! I have naturally really curly red hair, and am also from a long line of Irish and Scottish lineage. Absolutely beautiful tutorial. :D

Really neat
All of it looks beautiful! I love that wig!!! So did you make a complete underdress as well? I see a cutout piece in step 2.
Kion Designs (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thx Penolopy. The wig is my love!It's fun to wear it.
The original design + the age would call for a complete underdress, including the sleeves and such, but I just only did an quick skirt from all the leftover fabric.