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Merida from Brave [Pixar]
Costume 100% made by me
Wig is custom made & styled by me

Model: Me
Photography: *BertLePhoto, October 2012

Hide your tapestry Elinor! XD

I made this costume, Merida's princess dress, as a secret for SDCC this year and finally got a photoshoot with it last week!
My dress has ~13 hours worth of screen printing on it and countless hours of hand-gluing 3700 gems to the bottom. Even though I donít wear a corset with it as she does in the movie, I still canít move or breathe in the thing lol. Wig is also custom made by me (and is a continual piece of work) along with the work on my bow and painting on the sword! Probably one of my favorite costumes to date, if I wear it to ALA Iíll be making her circlet and white head piece (:

Major thanks to Robert & Jeff for the gorgeous photos!


Merida's green/blue dress:


Merida's end scene dress:
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:iconmonikgala:
MonikGala Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Pleeease, do you make it to sell???
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:iconfluttershyisbesttree:
Fluttershyisbesttree Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh! This is amazing!! How did you do it?
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ThePiccolaPi Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I love Merida's princess dress *-* Your reproduction is gorgeous!
I wouldn't want to be a bother but... could you possibily tell me what kind of fabric you used for it? It seems to me it could be something like, mmm... velvet? o.O Feel free not to reply to my question if you prefer to keep it for yourself. I'd totally understand :)
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spinstermaiden Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
This is an amazing costume. I adore the wig and your attention to detail on the dress. Very well done.
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!
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:iconlantis-erin:
Lantis-Erin Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :clap:
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree with everyone else, beautiful!
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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:iconsilamir:
silamir Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013   General Artist
Awesome work on your costumes! And that wig, totally Merida spirit! :D
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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:iconsilamir:
silamir Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013   General Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconwhatsupfebian:
whatsupfebian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
its just.... beautiful :iconrlytearplz:
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are so my IDOL! :D
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
aww wow thank you!!
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:iconnekomikasai:
nekomiKasai Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush:
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TBBTfangirl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
best wig yet
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
lol thanks
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:iconsharpsugar:
SharpSugar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
You are a goddess of hair. That wig is stunning and I can only begin to imagine the work that went into it!!
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh I love your comment!! XDD
<3 thank you so very much!!
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:iconsharpsugar:
SharpSugar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
of course! Is that many wigs wefted together? Or one insanely long wig that you curled?
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:iconbizria:
BiZria Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DAT WIG GOSHHHH
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
XDDD
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:iconbizria:
BiZria Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like too much fun to be legal, honestly.
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:icondracowhip:
Dracowhip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work and dedication are awesome. You really feel Merida and look like her. Congratulations!!!
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!
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:icondracowhip:
Dracowhip Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your very welcome
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:iconflyaccountant:
flyaccountant Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
she a NORD !!!
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:iconyuuri-k:
Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
wow you hand glued all those gems o.o You got some talent!
Excellent as always~
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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:iconyuuri-k:
Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
you're welcome~
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
OMG I love eeeeeeeeeverything about this picture!!! *______________* holy shit! The detail on the bottom of the dress is exquisite!
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Ahhh thank you so very much!!! <3<3
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supereilonwypevensie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student
Oh my gosh. That dress...is so...flipping...accurate. XD XD This whole cosplay (both dresses) is absolutely amazing <3
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012   Artisan Crafter
<3 Ah thank you so very much!!
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supereilonwypevensie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student
You're welcome! ^_^
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:iconpkthecat:
pkthecat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
very pretty like always
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   Artisan Crafter
<3 thank you!!
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:iconianuarius85:
Ianuarius85 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great! :D I immediately though of Brave when I saw this. Magnificent! :)
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:iconxxshadowsdancingxx:
xXShadowsDancingXx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Artist
Oooh, so gorgeous! You look so beautiful as Merida! :D
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
<3 thank you so much!!
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:iconroxyroo:
RoxyRoo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahhhhhhh EMBROIDERY MRAHRAHAMRAHAMA!!!!
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
there isn't any embroidery on this dress.
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:iconroxyroo:
RoxyRoo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
XD oops. I meant to type "beading". I was tired. lol
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
XDD close enough!
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:iconwalfiend2:
Walfiend2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
There isn't anything about this image that isn't awesome!
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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shiimapan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, and I thought you were bling bling crazy when you made Babydoll last year! xD; What amazing attention to detail, and I will have to hunt you down at ALA because I wanna see the bling bling detail up close and personal! *0*
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:iconcallesto:
Callesto Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
XDD right?! Thank you so much! It looks much more blingy in person, I hope you get to see it! XD
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IrishWolfen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this Cosplay :)
Very nice and very cool
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