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Merlin Cosplay - Prototype by Darkshine97 Merlin Cosplay - Prototype by Darkshine97
This is my Merlin cosplay just after I finsihed it. I will most likely do some tweaking before its debut at Adelaide SupaNova in November, and I will also have some proper cosplay photos later on.
SHIRT: I found a pattern which looked similar to Merlin's shirt. I used poplin cotton. I changed some things from the pattern, such as making it so there were no slits inthe sleeves. I decided to leave the slits at the bottom sides of the shirt, but on second thought, I might re-stitch that and make it so there are no slits, as with the slits the shirt sits a bit funny.

NECK SCARF: This is made out of broadcloth. It really should have been made with a thinner fabric, but the thinner fabric cost over 3 times more than the broadcloth :( So I just made a square shape and double-hemmed the edges, and to wear it, I fold it diagonally to make a triangle shape then tie it around the neck.

BELT: I just bought this from Kmart. I got it two sizes to big so I could loop it around like Merlin does. If you look closely (I'm not sure if you'll be able to see it in the photo) it has a pattern on it.

BOOTS: I did try to look for boots similar to Merlin's, but when I found these I decided to buy them, because I will be able to re-use them for my future steampunk costume, and I can also wear them casually as well, obviously.

PANTS: These are just a pair of pants my mum found in her wardrobe. I adopted them, because I looked in so many different stores for brown jeans, but nowhere had the right shade. The pants are actually flared at the bottom, so for this photo, I actually had bands around the pant at the calf area, otherwise they wouldn't stay tucked into the boots properly. I am most likely going to alter the bottoms of the pants for when I wear the cosplay for the convention.
Thank you for looking and reading! I hope you will also see my proper cosplay photos when they are done. It will be an unprofessional photoshoot (just with help from a friend) and we'll be going to a sort of park/reserve place, so there's be lots of trees :)
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Lexaeus1396 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Whats the dark blue/black bit?
other than that it looks great! /wouldn't know any better cos he's never watched merlin before
Darkshine97 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mean the small pic at the top right? That's the shirt, just the lighting was different so it looks darker.
Lexaeus1396 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Yep, the lighting must have been completely whacked. made it look black.
DragonprotectorRyuu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Looks awesome :D
I went as Merlin to my anime convention :XD:
Aquaember Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it looks great so far! *o*
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