Okay so I had a really awesome experience today at the local Medieval Festival.
I decided to wear my Merida cosplay because heck why not right? I’m really pleased with the result and it’d be appropriate to wear.
So I’m just standing around talking with a friend and this little girl walked up to me with her family and very quietly asked if I was the REAL Merida. She gave me the cutest look I couldn’t say no so I put on my best Scottish accent (which was absolutely terrible by the way) and said “Well y’know I bet I just am” and she looked so excited about it.
Her parents took a picture of her with me and she went on her way (occasionally waving to me when she would see me).
She wasn’t the only one either. A tiny little girl who couldn’t even have been four yet wanted to come say hi to me so I said hi, asked her if she wanted a hug and she said yes all shy-like so I gave her a hug.
A few others asked for pictures with me and even some adults were really excited about my costume, complimenting me as they walked past or asking for photos with me.
It made me feel really accomplished, especially since I made so many kids so happy. I’m excited to wear it again for the Children’s Wish Walk, although the wig needs a little detangling. It’s even a bit too messy for Merida at this point (and that’s saying something!!)