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Meru by Dessi-Desu Meru by Dessi-Desu
Character: Meru
Series: Legend of Dragoon
Photo taken by Anna Fischer at Otakon 2011

This costume has been a dream cosplay of mine, ever since I first played the game, when I was in middle school. I took a great deal of care in considering my material choices, so that they would be reflective of the Legend of Dragoon aesthetic, but also reflect the fact that Meru is a dancer. I used a combination of vinyl, fake leather, and casa satin. All of the details are satin stitched on to create a more polished appearance. This cosplay was my first adventure in learning to satin stitch and I learned quite a bit, while doing it.

I ended up not being very pleased with the red contacts I received in the mail, and thought they were too harsh/fake for a whimsical character like Meru. I found a nicer pair that I plan on ordering. My hammer is also currently in the works, so hopefully next time I wear this cosplay I'll be 100% wingly-fied ^_~

Costume can be seen at 2:22 in MLZStudio's Katsucon video [link]
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:iconrilocybe:
rilocybe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great you make a beautiful meru i LOVE it wow very nice work
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VincentMetzen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
It goes so well with the background. <3 Adorable.
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ChargerTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
very hot looking even tho her power is Ice lol XD Love it!
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KiteAzureFlameGod Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
woah this is a spot on meru cosplay! and this is the best LOTD cosplay ive seen so very VERY good job! (>^-^)>
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TyrantCrimm Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If meru was real you'd be her...
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:iconthegreatkait:
thegreatkait Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG!!! MERU!! <3
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:iconthegosumaster:
thegosumaster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
meru was my favorite character xD

and well, you look great
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:iconnzdelta4:
nzdelta4 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
The Legend of Dragoon is hitting the U.S./EU PSN on May 1st!
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:iconsorcerermag:
SorcererMag Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Beautiful cosplay and beautiful photography !
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smcosplay98 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I recognized the fountain, I knew this was at Otakon C:
I went too, and am going again next year. Are you? Pre-reg is up and everything o.o
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:iconqueennee:
queennee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist
omg :')
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:iconoruntia:
oruntia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
lovely meru:heart:
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:iconazemnaibaf:
azemnaibaf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
So awesome cosplay, really nice work!
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:iconrubigrotto:
rubigrotto Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Absolutely awesome shot and costume! Blue Sea Dragoon FTW!
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dust-bunny Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This costume turned out amazingly. I love how the costume looks next to the bright blue water.
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:icondessi-desu:
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! <3 Haha, I think I'm going to end up in front of this fountain again, next year, for photos because I have other blue cosplays planned. Me and my love for blue XD;
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ArchonofFate Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yay legend of dragoon ^^
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:iconedenfilms:
Edenfilms Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow
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:iconeqko:
eQko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
wow, talk about a blast from the past. Awesome Legend of Dragoon cosplay!
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Yuuri-C Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
This shot is amazing - Anna is amazing to work with<3
And I love the details on your outfit, it looks beautiful on you:love:
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:icondessi-desu:
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Anna is quite a talented photographer : ]

Thank you so much! <3 I'm really looking forward to wearing this again. Maybe Katsucon :D
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Yuuri-C Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
You're so welcome!~^^:hug:
Ah cool! I hope to see it in person some day^_^
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Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Nice job! This must have been great wearing it in the heat~ Baltimore's heat was sooo terrible ;A;
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:icondessi-desu:
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Haha, the top got a little hot because it's made out of vinyl, but other than that it was a summer climate friendly cosplay. If the weather is as bad as it was this year, during next year's Otakon, maybe I'll bring Meru again lol >>;
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Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Ahh, ya that can get hot. No prob! I hope net year's heat isn't so bad >.<
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Hylianinja Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I don't recognize the character, but this is beautiful :) Really great job.
I love the color choices. ^^ How on earth did you make your chest piece? D: Those are so tricky!!
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! The character is from RPG that is over 10 years old, so not a lot of people do XD; The top was the trickiest part of the costume. It's made out vinyl, but because of the nature of the material, I had to dart it in a very interesting fashion, so nothing would pop out x_x
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LittleTrifolium Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my absolute favorite RPGs of all time, you did a great job :D
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I loved Meru's character way back, when I first played LoD. It means a lot to know I did a good job in recreating her design. Thank you!
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evilcookieanime Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWSOME cosplay~
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:icondessi-desu:
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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evilcookieanime Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 no prob
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Bisected8 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:wow: Great work! LoZ was my favorite PS1 RPG!

Good luck with your contacts and hammer. :D
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! LoD was one of my first RPG's, so I just had to cosplay from it, eventually :3
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FrauleinNinja Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Aww, I love when I see dream cosplays come to life <3
It looks great!!
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:icondessi-desu:
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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LastBladeRemnant Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
Hells yes! Some Legend of Dragoon cosplay exellente!
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:icondessi-desu:
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, Legend of Dragoon needs more cosplay love XD!
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LastBladeRemnant Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Filmographer
It needs some all around love.

Cosplay
remake
sequel
possibly movie.

I would really love a remake for the current consoles.
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