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Meru IV by Dessi-Desu Meru IV by Dessi-Desu
Character:Meru
Series: Legend of Dragoon
Photo taken by Anna Fischer at Katsucon 2012

I couldn't help myself and just had to put this photo up. I love the setting in this image to bits. I think it reflects the Legend of Dragoon aesthetic and it was even brought to my attention that this is like the town of Fletz, especially with the light reflected off the water.

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 (can be seen in this image [link]), 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:
Now this is a masterpiece you are the best
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violetmirage Feb 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is probably the best cosplay I've seen for LOD - great work! :)
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:iconsakurablossum93:
perfect Meru by the water its wonderful!!!
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:iconcool70sfreak:
Wow, so accurately done...you really have good detail with Meru's costume :) And this totally looks like it could be a scene from the game. It actually reminds me a little of Furni, the water city. Very pretty ^^ Bravo!
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:iconsorcerermag:
Wow... so nice !
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MelfinaCosplay Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing photo! Your craftsmanship looks phenomenal, and this picture really does add great atmosphere - it even complements your costume what with the blue reflective bits in the water!
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:iconjarrak:
Beautiful! :)
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