khaleesi
 


Costume :Daenerys Targaryen
Variant :Season 1
Source :Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012


Costume Photos

Taken by Deecee Photos

Taken by Deecee Photos

Taken by Deecee Photos

Taken by Deecee Photos

Photoshoot

a few dissimilarities like the brooches and skirt detail etc but oh well :)

finished! :D

Close up of skirt details

Back of skirt ref

Costume ref

 


Costume Information

General
Awards : Cosplay Island Showcase

Comments

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omg, you deserve major props for weaving this yourself! It looks so good already!

by Relion on Monday, 21 May, 2012 - 21:47
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Progress looks amazing!

by MissColzyChan on Monday, 21 May, 2012 - 22:39
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thanks! :D

by khaleesi on Thursday, 24 May, 2012 - 18:14
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So much love for this. So, so much. Can't wait to see it. Everything in the journal entries is bloody amazing! <3

by Nymphie on Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 01:25
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thank you so much ^^ <3

by khaleesi on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 - 22:53
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Looks great!

by Leadmill on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 23:31
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This looks fantastic!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 14:43
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thanks guys :D

by khaleesi on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 18:33
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Looks awesome! I'm in love with the top!

by Relion on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 19:49
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:3

by khaleesi on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 20:05
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amazing work!

wow!

by Numta on Tuesday, 5 June, 2012 - 00:28
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You look so lovely as Dany :)

by Mungojerrie on Saturday, 16 June, 2012 - 08:13
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A brilliant costume!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 09:47
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this is wonderful! well done

by Leolarua on Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 11:38
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Great job on this, photos are stunning =)

by MissColzyChan on Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 13:43
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Saw you at the Expo, you were my favourite costume! Extremely well done!

by Teufelsbraut on Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 20:47
by MollyMon on Tuesday, 19 June, 2012 - 21:30
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thanks everyone ^^

ooo yes it is MollyMon, thank you! :D

by khaleesi on Tuesday, 19 June, 2012 - 23:56
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Love the photos. You look amazing ^^

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 22:01
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i love this you make a really good dany

by leumas on Thursday, 5 July, 2012 - 19:17
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thaaaanks guys! :3

by khaleesi on Thursday, 5 July, 2012 - 19:40
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Absolutely perfect! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 15 July, 2012 - 17:25
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Congratulations! Well deserved! A brilliant Cosplay from a stunning girl- very true to character! ^_^

by Manticore on Sunday, 15 July, 2012 - 19:39
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<3 you're very kind! thank you :)

by khaleesi on Sunday, 15 July, 2012 - 20:46
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You look awesome!!

by xxlilmisssakuraxx on Sunday, 15 July, 2012 - 20:50
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This is so good! Well done on the much deserved showcase! :D

by nerdosaurus on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 01:21
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Such a beautiful rendition of Daenerys, Well done ^_^

by ElegantAura on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 15:01
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thank you so much guys!!! ^^

by khaleesi on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 18:12
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You suit her SO much - this costume is honestly amazing! *__* Love it!

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 19 July, 2012 - 00:23
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This totally redefines the use of the word "awesome"

by Starbucks dad on Thursday, 19 July, 2012 - 18:52
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Sooo Amaaaaazing!

Congratz on the showcase x3

by Karakulz on Thursday, 19 July, 2012 - 20:18
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I LOVE YOU GUYS <3

by khaleesi on Friday, 20 July, 2012 - 00:30
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Beautiful <3

by Orihime on Friday, 20 July, 2012 - 04:49
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What a very lovely costume you look just like her!! Well done!! And the photo's are great too!! :)

by Afireinsidegirl on Saturday, 21 July, 2012 - 18:24
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This is just epic! The attention to detail is just insane - Congratulations on having this cosplay featured in the CI Showcase :)

by Sketch McDraw on Monday, 23 July, 2012 - 00:51
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This is gorgeous! *_* Congrats on the showcase, too! You totally deserved it! :D

by CrystalCharmer on Monday, 23 July, 2012 - 10:01
 

Journal

Basic shape for the top (Posted 31st May 2012)

This is how I began the top. I cut a template out of paper to get the basic shape (I held it around me to work out how it should look) then I cut it out of fabric and sewed parts of it so it fitted my body nicely. This gave me something to work to when weaving the top.

Brooches (Posted 25th May 2012)

I didn't have time to make exact replicas so I bought 2 kilt pins and a dragon brooch from the internet and sprayed them with pewter spray paint.

Boots (Posted 24th May 2012)

I looked at loads of suitable boots for this cosplay but bizarrely they'd all sold out of my size.. so I ended up with these. Not too bad, but not ideal (there's a brass panel on the heel etc).
(the one on the left has been weathered, it looks very weird in this picture though lol. In real life the weathered one looks better)

Gloves (Posted 24th May 2012)

Just, simply, pieces of leather bound around my hands. Weathered with beige boot polish.

Details on the back of the skirt (Posted 24th May 2012)

More leather, fake suede cord and weathering.

Skirt details (Posted 24th May 2012)

I glued on the details and weathered them (sand paper, ink, paint, clay dust, etc). Needs a bit more dirt I think :p

Skirt details (Posted 24th May 2012)

(made from leather)

Skirt details (Posted 24th May 2012)

(Made from leather and craft foam). They are too fat and far apart but never mind :p

Making the woven panel for the skirt (Posted 22nd May 2012)

They sent me the wrong colour flat cord so I had to paint it the right colour instead. (The colour looks a bit iffy in this photo, I think it looks better in real life) :p

Basis of the skirt (Posted 22nd May 2012)

(Real leather) The pieces they sent me were too small so I had to add an extra couple of sections on the top to make it long enough. I weathered it a little using sandpaper, clay dust and smearing black ink in some places.

Finished top (Posted 22nd May 2012)

The shape of the bottom front part isn't quite right, but by the time I realised this it was too late to add any more weaving into it. (Well, I could've done, but I don't really have the time) :p

Neck strap is attached ^_^ (Posted 22nd May 2012)

The horse hair braid is sewn on :)

Neck strap (Posted 22nd May 2012)

I bought some mixed colour horse hair to braid the strap that holds up her top. I played around with several different braids before I worked out the right one (or at least, the closest one I could get). It's two twists sewn together. I later rubbed in clay dust to make it look dirty and old etc.

Shaping the top and adjusting the colour (Posted 21st May 2012)

I painted the top with watered down brown boot polish, smeared black ink onto it and rubbed in Fuller's Earth (clay dust) to make it look weathered and dirty.
I also sewed some parts of the weaving to make it fit nicely around my body.

Starting the woven top (Posted 21st May 2012)

I wove the top out of flat suede cord and flat fake leather cord. I decided to weave it myself because I couldn't find any material that was close enough to her actual top. I weave baskets so I just guessed at how to weave this although there are probably YouTube tutorials if you want to have a go :)