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I recently went to Disneyland and it has always been a dream of mine to cosplay there. Being that only children could dress up I began to think of a ways I could cosplay secretly. When Brave's first trailer came out my friends and family raved about how I looked like Merida so, I knew I was going to Cosplay Merida in Disneyland so I didn't need to do a thing to my hair.

The shirt was inspired by the dress you see Merida wearing in the picture. I only had two days to make it and I could only work with what I had so I whipped up a Babydoll shirt that sparkles green when its hit by the sun like Disneyland Merida's dress.

I got so many compliments from guests and especially from the Disney cast. One cast member was stunned and kept saying I should audition for Merida because I looked like her(just need more red hair but I would never dye it =D). When i visited Rapunzel she was going crazy over the shirt. She was touching it, looking at all the details, and even called in a cast member from the shop(I think it was a shop) next to her to see me. I was really happy when she exclaimed "She looks just like Merida, Right?!" and the members agreed.

My hair was poofier/bigger/fuller but thanks to Grizzly Rapids, that didn't last long.
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:iconfrazchan:
FrazChan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want your shirt
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Garlandgal1 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
epic I salute you! 
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CrazyRevy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats really clever and love your hair!
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Ask-TheBig-Four Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have given me inspiration
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destinyislandgirl Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
During Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (Not sure what they call it in DL, but that's what we call it over here in WDW) I am able to cosplay as Disney characters in the parks and have even twice as much fun. That is unfortunately the only time though..... still fun, just not in costume. =)
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yah, It's the same thing at DL. I hope I can one day go in my Merida cosplay one year but I live too far away to go on a whim... =(
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TaranJHook Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What a brilliant idea! And yeah, you would make a really good Merida for the park. Don't worry about dying your hair, Disney uses wigs for all their characters, so they'll take care of you with that. Just recently they started allowed adults to come in costume during Halloween, so if you made it back to the park for that you could do a full cosplay.
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destinyislandgirl Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
In Disneyland?
Cause here in WDW adults have always been able to come in costume during the party....
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:icontaranjhook:
TaranJHook Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe I am thinking of Disneyland then. I have a bunch of friends out west who got all excited about being able to go to the park during the Halloween Party in costume because they couldn't do it before. Not sure if the rules are different for Disney World, I've only been there once and it was like, a month ago, haha.
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destinyislandgirl Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I think they might have meant during a normal day. Cause other than during the Halloween party, people over around 7-10 years old can't be in (Disney/similar/very obvious)costume in the parks. I know at Epcot during Hetalia day (an anime where all the countries of the world are human characters) people cosplay as them and go into Epcot. I guess it is easier though cause they don't all look like obvious costumes. =)
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TaranJHook Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't know Epcot did a Hetalia day, I'll have to check that out if I can catch it.

Yeah, I know there's a dress code during the day (I used to work at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ, I'm familiar with all the theme park rules and such). But I'm just going by what my friends in CA told me. They're in a pirate reenactment group and it was only recently that they could go to the park in costume (even during Halloween nights). One of my buddies works at Disneyland, I'll ask him about it.
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destinyislandgirl Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Well... Disney doesn't run Hetlaia day. A local group gets together and runs around the park... Epcot is just the perfect location, lol =D
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TaranJHook Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I always though Busch Gardens in VA would be a good place for it, since their park is split up like different European countries, but yeah, I can see Epcot working better since it's the whole world. Haven't been there yet, hopefully I get to go before I move back home.
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TheXBunny Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful! The both of you are just gorgeous!
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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candygirle112 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love it. You really do look like her! When I went a few years back it was when Tangled had first come out and I was absolutely smitten with Rapunzel. I even got to see her real-life counter part and nearly squeed. (Yes I was 18 at the time and wanted to squee)
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's fine I was 18 in this picture to and I was going all crazy. Thank you so much!
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candygirle112 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yep I am so going back for my honeymoon x) just me and my love. And I'm gonna do just like you. I'm totally going to dress like snow white (kinda)
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
hahaha nice! I like!

Only kids can dress up? Is it some kind of law? lol u get in trouble if u come dressed? XD
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is in their rules and Policies. if you come dressed up and you look very much like the chracter they will turn you away at the gate. They do not want people mistaking you for the official one and you giving Disney a bad name because you do not act in character or you do bad things while in costume.
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ooooooh I see dang that kinda sucks :/ oh well lol
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rmonroe041 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Whoa! you come awfully, awfully, close (perhaps even identical) to 'Merida'...!!!
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rmonroe041 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Oops, I think I've confused you...
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ILOVEMIYAZAKI16 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing
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GreenWallsOfArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You should be proud of yourself!! Awesome picture, too!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Awesome cosplay
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconmiahinano:
MiaHinano Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Your face definitely does look like Merida's, in addition to your hair! You should audition for real! lol
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Elphaba08457332233 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student
haha, I love that story about Rapunzel XD was that the day Flynn was there? or was that the next day? either way, I like the story ^-^ haha
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CelticFire21 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
You should sell those shirts!! I would be the first in line to buy one!! Awesome!!
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to when I have time but I have no selling experience so I don't think I ever will.
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BrightWhiteLights Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So then technically your were disney bounding :DDD
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SharkBiteGal Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist
OMFG I love your top :D
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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SmileyVamp Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh and your shirt is amazing and I want one!
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:iconshinigami-mero-chan:
Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! Thinking of selling them but not entirely sure!
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SmileyVamp Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You wouldn't have to dye your hair to work there. All the actors wear wigs, even if their hair is the right color
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Gr0banit3 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
definitely love the shirt! :D
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Gr0banit3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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A-Scary-Little-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
So cool!
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Deliasei Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   Digital Artist
I absolutely love it. So creative! :D
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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SantosPhillipCarlo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll be darned! You do look like you're her relative - I'm really glad you got that. (Faves and recommends, including to Our Disney Adventures) I think they're right - you should at least consider auditioning!
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, I would have totally auditioned if I went to California State University Los Angeles as it has always been a dream of mine to work at Disney but I seemed to have shift gears and now I'm Going To San Francisco State University so I could hopefully become an animator for PIXAR =D I will cosplay Merida though, we are very much alike.
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SantosPhillipCarlo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really? All the best with that!
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Melesifant Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I love the UCC idea and you did an amazing job! I wish disney would put you to work making/designing shirts inspried by characters like this!!
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Rapunzel13 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Thats awesome! Why cant adults dress up?
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Shinigami-Mero-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do not want anyone to mistake the adult for the actual Disneyland cast character so if someone does something bad in costume Disneyland might be blamed for it even though it's not their cast member. Hope that makes sense. It's in Disneylands Terms and Policies if you feel like reading up.
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