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Meru III by Dessi-Desu Meru III by Dessi-Desu
Character: Meru
Series: Legend of Dragoon
Photo taken by LJinto at Katsucon 2012

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, faux 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.

The second time I wore this costume at Katsucon I had my giant hammer prop, which made this costume more fun to wear. The head of the hammer is lightweight and made out of corrugated cardboard, expanding foam, paper mache. Paper mache and craft foam were used for the raised details.

Costume can be seen at 2:22 in MLZStudio's Katsucon video [link]
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:iconadambomb1200:
adambomb1200 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
A dream come true I am a huge fan of this game thank you very much for this you are sweet
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MezzericDA Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I love you. :)
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Momosangel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing Meru! The detail on the costume and the hammer are phenomenal :D
I am currently replaying that game and I have this urge to Cosplay as Shana and convince my brother and friend to go as Dart and Albert to either Katsucon or Otakon
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wolven-uria Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. im doing a meru as well and im building dart in dragoon form for my boyfriend, lately we have been in a legend of dragoon mood.
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TahnoxKorra Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Hello, do you take Meru commissions? I am going to cosplay Meru and was actually looking for reference pictures for a possible commissioner.
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:iconwhispereddeath:
WhisperedDeath Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Wow! This is amazing! You look just like Meru! What an epic costume too!
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Shana-Wolfie Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Too adorable!! <3
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:iconazemnaibaf:
azemnaibaf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Oh!! excellent cosplay of Meru!!!
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:iconladyikari:
LadyIkari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
YAY!!!!!!!! <3
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YuenoSeniyasu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh mah gawd i LOVE YOUUUUU

this game NEVER had enough love!!! so to hear ppl even talk about it is nice!

but then to see you cosplay?!?!?!?! and then as meru?!?!?!? Y

YOUR MY FREAKING HERO

and you look perfect as her!!!

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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Naliuz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
The weapon is amazing *-* The best I've ever seen...and you are cute too ^^ Love this one! Dont like the hair very much, I remeber they were different but it's everything amazing *.* Great job!!!
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can't be so literal about everything, when translating a character into reality. There are some differences, but the wig I am wearing in this picture is -VERY- heavy, so you can't do but so much. Meru's hair color is always up for debate. Some people believe her hair is silver and others go the light blue route. I chose the light blue route, based on her cg render. One person's vision of how a character should appear may be different from another person's vision and that's just how cosplay works.
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:iconnaliuz:
Naliuz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Oh yeah you are right! I just wanted to say that, nothing to complain about you work ;) It's amazing! The best Meru I've seen *-*
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, it's no problem. Just wanted to clarify that ponytail wigs are ridiculously heavy and don't always translate so well x_x; Thanks!
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Naliuz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Awesome *-*
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august-fehrmont Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!! I miss this game :P You did an awesome job on this costume, I especially love the hammer! :D
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The hammer is one of my favorite parts ^^ It definitely completes my cosplay.
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keikei11 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
CUTE!!
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revenantSOULx3 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist
omfg Legend of Dragoon. Brilliant.
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Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
The satin stictching looks really nice, makes me want to try it one day :) I must say that hammer completes this outfit, makes you look cuter :la:
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Haha, the hammer definitely does help me get into character more and gives me a pint size Meru appearance XD;
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Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
you're welcome c:
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BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely NOT a series (or even character) that you'd see at cons these days. :omfg:
I feel nostalgic about the old PS1 games. :tears:
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:icondessi-desu:
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It definitely is not loved enough at cons :< I love the old stuff! A lot of the new games are sometimes too complicated for my tastes x_x;
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BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I know what you mean. -patpat-

Still, you were MOST successful for this cosplay. I just wish I was there to grab a couple of shots. ^^;
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LadyAltara Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Yay! It always makes me happy to see cosplay from Legend of Dragoon, and you did a wonderful job, spot on! I hope to cosplay Rose some day :)
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! Go for it! LoD is so undercosplayed and needs more love from cosplayers c:
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LadyAltara Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I agree! Just not sure if it'll be this year or next, haha. I started the game again though this week, so I want to even more :3
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ravenlael Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
you're really fit being her... that cute face.. that outfit... :iconiloveyouplz:
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:icondessi-desu:
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm glad I was able to Meru justice ^^
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ravenlael Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student General Artist
haha XD it's been a long time since i hear that word..
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SozokuReed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of my favorite characters of any video game and you nailed it! I must say I wanted to do Dart or Lloyd some time ago and seeing this makes me want to do it again, wonderful job =)
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm glad I was successful in bringing Meru to life. You should definitely try Dart or Lloyd c: There are not enough LoD cosplayers!
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SozokuReed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried to get a group going for this like foreverrrrrr, but I never got anyone seriously interested I guess, so I always get excited to see some good people make the outfits, never finished the game though which was a shame
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Kurokamen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Just knowing that you played the game, makes you awesome. Not enough people know about the game and I hope they remake the game for the new consoles. Great cosplay btw, but I'm pretty sure she was more "pixelated."
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ChronoCrier Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely amazing. Not very many people will cosplay from this series. I'm glad to know that there are still some out there who will. :3
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! There was group of the girls at Katsu. We had a Meru, Rose, and Shana. I'll have to post a picture of all of us ^^
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ChronoCrier Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be really awesome to see! :D
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RedAngel19 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Meru~!:D
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Meta77 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where did you get fake leather?
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Indy1Jones2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Beautiful.
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Xxfruit-cakexX Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
OMG!!!! YOU ARE AWESOME! I have so many great memories as a kid with the game and this was my favorite character! LOVE YOU!!!!
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I love Meru, too <3 I'm glad I was able to bring her to life and do her justice.
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Bisected8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your hammer looks perfect! :D

Your costume looks still great too, of course!
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The hammer definitely made it more fun to cosplay as Meru c:
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:iconjarrak:
Jarrak Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Epic and beautiful! :)
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Heira-McDeirdre Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
this is such an epic cosplay! :O
You're very pretty :3!
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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