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Princess Merida Costume Guide
Princess Merida Cosplay Wig
H&M Dark Green Maxi Dress
Gold Arrow Pendant with Necklace
Tan Suede Genuine Leather Belt
OMP Suede Side Quiver
Wooden Bow Set with Arrows
Dark Brown Elia Slouch Boot

Best Princess Merida Costume Guide

Princess Merida, the main character of the 2012 Disney Pixar film Brave, is the headstrong and free-spirited daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, was officially added to the list Disney Princesses as the 11th Princess. As the first Pixar female lead, the tomboyish Merida is a skilled archer who does not fit the stereotypical princess persona. Dress up like the Scottish Disney princess with this Princess Merida costume guide.

Cosplay Merida’s looks with a Princess Merida Cosplay Wig, H&M Dark Green Maxi Dress, Tan Suede Genuine Leather Belt, Gold Arrow Pendant with Necklace, and Dark Brown Elia Slouch Boots. Get ready to shoot like the Scottish princess with an OMP Suede Side Quiver and Wooden Bow Set with Arrows.

Princess Merida Cosplay Costumes

Here’s your chance to become an archery master! Merida’s look from the Disney Pixar movie Brave may seem like a task to put together, but you would be surprised how easily you can find all the pieces. Take a look at a few thrift stores for Merida’s dark green dress. You probably already have a pair of brown boots and a tan belt marking those two items off your list! Merida’s gorgeous red hair is best to find online or in a costume shop—you don’t want to mess that up! For the bow and arrow set, quiver, and arrow necklace, you will want to grab those online to make sure get just the right ones to wrap up the costume properly.

Merida is known as brave and independent girl, so her costume is perfectly acceptable as a solo cosplay. If you want to bring a couple friends along, we have some costumes for them too! King Fergus and Queen Elinor are great characters to go along with you! If Princess Merida isn’t the right costume, check out the best Disney Princess costume collection for even more ideas.

Princess Merida Costume Tips & FAQs

Unleash your inner warrior with our Princess Merida costume guide FAQ. Transform into the brave, independent character from Disney’s “Brave” as we answer your questions about creating the perfect Merida ensemble.

To create a Princess Merida outfit, you'll need a dark teal or blue-green medieval-style dress with gold trim, a brown faux leather belt, and dark brown boots. Complete the look with a curly, long, red wig or hair styled similarly.

Princess Merida has a distinctive, voluminous, curly red hairstyle. If your hair is long and curly, use hair products to enhance your natural curls and add volume. Alternatively, purchase a curly, long, red wig and style it to match Merida's hair or use temporary hair color spray to achieve the desired hue.

For a DIY Princess Merida dress, start with a dark teal or blue-green dress as the base. Look for a long-sleeved dress with a medieval or Renaissance-inspired style. Add gold trim to the neckline, sleeves, and waist using fabric paint, ribbon, or iron-on appliqués. Complete the outfit with a brown faux leather belt and dark brown boots.

Pair your Princess Merida costume with dark brown knee-high or calf-high boots. Look for boots with a flat or low heel and simple, rustic details to capture Merida's adventurous spirit and Scottish heritage.

To achieve Princess Merida's natural makeup look, focus on enhancing your features with minimal makeup. Use a light foundation or tinted moisturizer for a flawless base, a touch of peach or pink blush for a healthy glow, and a neutral eyeshadow to define your eyes. Complete the look with a coat of mascara and a subtle pink or peach lip color.

About Princess Merida

Merida is the not-so-lady-like princess from the 2012 Disney Pixar animated film, Brave. Where most princesses would be proper and prefer anything girly, Merida would much rather race her horse, practice archery skills, and play with her younger triplet brothers. Merida and her mother don’t have the best relationship because her mother wants Merida to do all the things that a tradition princess is expected to do. Merida wishes to change her fate from being a tradition princess.

Princess Merida represents young girls who don’t fit into the typical mold because she is quite headstrong, outgoing, and stubborn about her thoughts. Tomboyish and brave, Merida knows exactly what she wants in life and plans on accomplishing her own dreams rather than being told how to live her life. Merida’s rebellion against society’s expectations takes her on the adventure of a lifetime.

Princess Merida

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