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Halloween Costumes For Gingers: Princess Merida

Princess Merida, the rebellious redhead with crazy, unruly locks to match, has been on our radar ever since Brave was released in 2012.

She’s the ultimate ginger with all the traits we aspire to: she’s a princess and a wicked archer. Aside from the fact she’s a fictional character, she’s everything any teenage ginger girl could ever want to be.

And now we can be her! Well, for one night at least.

Here’s our step-by-step guide to creating a perfect Princess Merida costume for Halloween, just like in Brave. For a Princess Merida hair tutorial, click here.


Alexander Wang at Jules B: £198.99


H&M: £7.99

New Look: £16.99

Missguided.co.uk: £17.99


It took Disney-Pixar three years to nail Merida’s deep red, ever-moving curls. Hell, they even had to create new software to do it! So we know how important the princess’s hair is to her identity.

And can’t we all agree with that?

So, for red hair just like hers, follow our simple guide for Princess Merida hair.

And to finish it off…

You can find a cheap archery set and a floor-length cape at your local fancy dress shop!

By Emma

View our gallery of Halloween costumes for redheads


Emma Kelly is the Editor & Founder of Ginger Parrot. She dresses herself in mismatched multi-seasonal clothing and has a talent for sniffing out the next opportunity for coffee. She believes that any new band with a female musician is the next big thing and that whoever is currently dating Ryan Gosling is the luckiest lady on earth. Her biggest obsession is shopping online for castles, (probably) fueled by childish fantasies of finding her prince and settling down for a life of luxury, bathing in a pool of gin and bitter lemon. Other than that, though, she’ll be incessantly researching the latest gingerful news to deliver to Gingerkind.


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