It's October my friends and that means it's costume season!! I've been saving this creation to share for Halloween. Now that it's coming up fast, it's time to do a bit of a reveal: my Little Merida Costume. Disney's latest princess movie, Brave, inspired the complete ensemble. And here is my little Princess Merida in all her Scottish-style, archer glory:
I modified a basic dress pattern to have the right length and shape, plus added a back zipper for easy dressing. I found the perfect blue-green velour and golden satin fabrics to get the color and textures right. Some braided, pleather trim made the hip slung belt.
I wanted it to have the right details like the one in the film, such as the layered, suspended sleeves:
And the lace-up v-neckline with ruffled collar behind it:
A big part of the look is the full, wild red hair and, as many of you know, my daughter is a barely-past-bald toddler. Needless to say, we needed a full-on wig to make her a fiery haired maiden. I wasn't about to go buy one, so after some searching online, I picked up some tips and made my own:
My daughter was so excited when she first saw what she calls her "Mer" dress, but her first question was where could she put her arrows, so I made a quiver out of brown fleece to fit on the snap-on belt:
I did take pictures of how I created the outfit and made the wig, but since those tutorials would take a bit of time to put together I'd want to make sure that would be of interest so I can make some time to do detailed write-ups. So if you'd like to see those, just let me know below and I'll try to share my tips on how to get Brave on your own;)
UPDATE: My dress how-to can be found HERE and a full tutorial for making the yarn wig and quiver belt can be found HERE.
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