Merida of Dunbroch
Sadly, I don’t have many pictures as Merida. I don’t talk about it a lot but #ccxp2018 day 1, her debut, was probably the hardest day of my life. I feel like I’m ready to open up about it though (you don’t have to read it though, just skip to the last paragraph). That day, I woke up to the news of my grandfather’s passing. My mother was leaving town to attend his funeral, but insisted that I went to the con anyway. A friend of mine was coming along. I tried to cry as little as I could and be positive for most of the day. But because of a minor delay, my friend got REALLY mad at me, even though it wasn’t my fault, and started telling me to call the driver back to take her home because she ”didn’t want to spend 2 hours in line”. I couldn’t do that because if the driver took her and something that stopped me from entering happened, there would be no way for me to get home. I had a problem with my credential, my friend was not being supportive or helping me calm down (she was actually willing to leave me there alone and go home) and I was almost having a panic attack in full cosplay. I did manage to get in (after about 15 minutes, definitely NOT 2 hours), but because of my friend (who was getting annoyed) we only spent 3 hours there. I didn’t get to do half of what I wanted to do. I felt extremely disappointed in my friend and I haven’t talked to her since.
Initially, my plan was to attend days 1/3 as Pidge and 2/4 as Merida. But I wasn’t able to go to the con on Saturday, so I had to change my schedule. Looking back at it, I wish I had gone as Pidge on day 1 and Merida on day 2 instead, because I would have enjoyed it MUCH more. I wasn’t able to wear the dress again because I forgot to shorten it, and a result it was really dirty by the end of the con.
That’s pretty much it! My friends were extremely supportive and helpful after that day, and I thank them SO SO SO SO much for that. I love Merida with all of my heart, and she will DEFINITELY make a comeback in my next con!
#merida #meridacosplay #bravecosplay
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