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Best Merlin Halloween Costume Guide
Merlin is one of the most well-known wizards, often cited in reference to stories about King Arthur. In the 2008 fantasy drama on BBC, Merlin appears as the title character. He arrives in Camelot to find that magic has been banned for 20 years. Learning of a magical dragon imprisoned beneath the kingdom, he sets out to find the creature guided by a mysterious voice in his head. When he finds the Great Dragon, it tells him of his destiny to protect the king’s son, Arthur. It is prophesied by the Great Dragon that Arthur will bring magic back to the land of Camelot. Get the look of the young, reimagined wizard with this Merlin costume guide.
Cosplay Merlin’s magical but hip look from the BBC television series by wearing a Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Solid Bandana, Suede Bomber Jacket, Black Jeans, Knight Belt, and Slouch Boots. You won’t need any magical powers to slay this look.
Merlin Cosplay Costumes
Looking magical was never quite this easy. And it certainly never looked this good! Merlin, who is often depicted as a stereotypical wizard with long white hair and an equally long white beard, gets a fresh makeover in this popular BBC show. The Merlin in this version is not only young, but he is also early in developing his magical skills. Challenges don’t stop him because Merlin is known to be as talented as he is defiant. To look like him, wear a basic long sleeve t-shirt, a pair of black jeans, a belt, and a pair of slouch boots. Borrow a suede bomber jacket to throw over this outfit and then tie a solid bandana around your neck to complete this fashion-forward medieval look.
You’ll need your friends to accompany you to Camelot! Invite your closest pals to cosplay with you as the legendary King Arthur or even Guinevere. Along with your Merlin costume, your group is sure to look like a magical trio!
The BBC show, Merlin, sees the unexplored story of a young boy told through the original texts that first mention Merlin and the many versions and adaptations that follow. While Merlin, the show, references the original Arthurian legends, it is known to deviate from the more traditional stories. Where Merlin is often depicted as a wise, old man in the medieval times, the Merlin popularized by the BBC show is young and more contemporary.
As Merlin sets out to protect Arthur, his first impression of the king’s son is that of an arrogant bully. However, as they spend more time with one another, Merlin and Arthur grow to have a liking to each other. Eventually forming a deeper bond and friendship, along with another servant named Guinevere. Because magic is banned in Camelot, Merlin has to do it in secret. Only Gaius and Lancelot are aware of his magical abilities. Merlin is played by Colin Morgan in the BBC television show that ran from 2008 to 2012.