Alias Cosplay

Costume :Daenerys Targaryen
Variant :Season 2 Finale
Source :Game of Thrones season 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013

Costume Photos

Daenerys Stormborn


Mother and her babies

Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion

Mother and dragon



Daenerys, Mother of Dragons

Mother of Dragons



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Looking awesome angel!

by Leadmill on Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 - 20:52
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The dragon looks absolutely incredible!! Amazing work!
Really looking forward to seeing this =)

by Moonchild on Thursday, 5 July, 2012 - 15:55
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by sjbonnar on Friday, 6 July, 2012 - 13:47
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Drogon - Super little project. Looks great, Well done. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 7 July, 2012 - 11:09
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by Leadmill on Sunday, 8 July, 2012 - 19:37
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Looking incredible. Love the dragon.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 8 July, 2012 - 21:19
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I adore the dragons.

by Nomes on Sunday, 29 July, 2012 - 21:34
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Wow, you've made some awesome dragons!

by Marii-sama on Wednesday, 1 August, 2012 - 22:29
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Love the latex wings effect, they look so organic.

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 24 August, 2012 - 14:30
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Dragons look fantastic.

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 24 August, 2012 - 14:51
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by Leadmill on Sunday, 26 August, 2012 - 16:56
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looking forward to seeing this, progress looks fab! =]

by PaperTiger on Thursday, 20 September, 2012 - 19:55
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progress is looking great =D

by Numta on Friday, 21 September, 2012 - 08:31
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you did a great job! those dragons are amazing

by carsec on Sunday, 2 December, 2012 - 11:33
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I want one of the dragons O_O

by sjbonnar on Friday, 14 December, 2012 - 11:51
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Beautiful costume and those dragons are just incredible!

by HarryKurt on Friday, 4 January, 2013 - 23:07
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The amount of detail you put into you costumes is amazing. This is looking beautiful so far. And this is a character you suit so well

by Yasmia on Sunday, 20 January, 2013 - 19:45
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Wow! This is awesome! Great work with the dragons!

by southafrimike on Sunday, 3 February, 2013 - 17:38
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Thanks everyone :)

by Alias Cosplay on Sunday, 3 February, 2013 - 18:49
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the progress on this is AMAZING XD

by nanahara on Saturday, 23 February, 2013 - 17:12
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Amazing work on your pauldrons..awesome! :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 23 February, 2013 - 23:22
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this gets better with every update!

by southafrimike on Monday, 25 February, 2013 - 10:00
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So bloody epic!

by Leadmill on Wednesday, 27 February, 2013 - 17:02

I really can't wait to see this in person.

by cannibalistic_cow on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 02:12
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This is amazing! Well done!

by yohlenyaoilover on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 - 20:53
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Oh wow, this looks amazing and I love how you're doing the dragons too!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 28 April, 2013 - 08:16
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Looks amazing so far!

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 28 April, 2013 - 12:56


by No thanks on Sunday, 12 May, 2013 - 06:49
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The printing on the tunic, and that leather vest, they're perfect. And those dragons look so.. real. They're extremely cute! Will they perch on you as you walk around?

by Kei Lin Sama on Thursday, 16 May, 2013 - 21:29
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Thank you! Yep, will have one perched on my shoulder and I'll be holding the other two in my arms :)

by Alias Cosplay on Friday, 17 May, 2013 - 15:39
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Oh my goodness, those are amazing! I'm definitely going to be looking out for you! Those dragons... You are so talented. I can't believe the amount of detail! Wow :-)

by HannahShotFirst on Sunday, 19 May, 2013 - 22:14
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It was wonderful to meet you at the Expo, especially when you let me hold one of your dragons for a bit!

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 - 20:24
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looking AWSOME and those dragons are perfect

by nanahara on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 - 21:29
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Hi! Just wanted to leave another comment cos I am so glad to have met you and your wonderful dragons! I was the creepy girl in the Emmy Altava outfit who scared you a bit just as we were leaving on Sunday! Just wanted to say what a fantastic job you did and how much I admire the effort you put in. You're so talented!

by HannahShotFirst on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 16:26
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Thanks everyone and it was lovely to meet you all.

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 17:26
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Amazing costume and I love the dragons. I wish I had seen this in person at the Expo

by ArcaneArchery on Saturday, 8 June, 2013 - 20:53
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Fantastic dragons!

by KhaosKreator on Friday, 14 June, 2013 - 19:42
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oh my gosh amazing work <3
those dragons! <3

by Louscious on Friday, 30 May, 2014 - 17:26

To-Do List

Weather worn skirtHighComplete
Lilac tunicHighComplete
Viserion HighComplete
Leather vestHighComplete
Rigiband polyester boning for topLowComplete
Sew in bra cups for topLowComplete
New wigLowComplete
White interfacing for topLowComplete
Modroc/wire mesh for modelling (dragon base)LowComplete
Faux leather fabricLowComplete
Pattern for topLowComplete
Lilac fabric for topLowComplete
Harness point for dragon on shoulderLowComplete


Wig restyled (Posted 23rd May 2013)

Season 2 style

Final tunic detail (Posted 10th May 2013)

Since they released detailed photo's of the costume, I could clearly see the pattern print on the tunic. So I bought a similar styled stencil and used the same white fabric paint to add a better design that luckily blends into the original one I first painted.

Pauldron detail (Posted 5th May 2013)

The leather around the back of the pauldron harness seems to have a tint, so I used leather paint to change it.

Dragon detail (Posted 28th April 2013)

Added some more scale detail.

Dragon detail (Posted 28th April 2013)

Added some details to the wings.

Drogon and pauldron (Posted 26th March 2013)

Using really strong magnets, I've managed to perch Drogon securely onto the pauldron. I glued the first set of magnets to the feet and the other set connect underneath the leather shoulder strap freely, so that the dragon can be adjusted.
The magnets are pretty strong and even hold it in place when turned up side down and shaken a bit (as demonstrated in the last pic) so all good! Might take some getting use to having it perched on my shoulder though :)

Pauldron progress (Posted 23rd February 2013)

The felt stencil laid out shows how the separate pieces were sewn together. I used a soft faux leather fabric, layered together with stitch detail for the straps. I used the same thick cord I used on the leather vest to sew the straps together.
A dremel was used to add holes along the top edge of the pauldron to attach it to the edge of the leather fabric on the shoulder and soft leather cord was punched through the straps to tie at the front.
References show there is a separate piece of fabric underneath the strap at the back, so a piece was fixed to the underside of the back strap - which shows I need to lighten and slightly give the holster a red tint, which I plan to use leather paint.

Pauldron complete (Posted 23rd February 2013)

Fits comfortably over the tunic and leather vest. Next is to plan how to securely fix the one dragon on the shoulder.

Pauldron progress (Posted 17th February 2013)

I used worbla for the first time, much better than foam or wonderflex! I created a foam template and seeing in some references that the pauldron was two separate parts joined together made it easier.
I used a plastic dome to heat mould the main shoulder piece, overlapping and blending the seam in the worbla. Sections of foam was used to sandwich between the two sheets of worbla. I added the bottom section of the pauldron that will wrap around the upper arm, blending the joint and finished it with a dark matt coat of brown spray paint.
Using felt I made a rough template for the leather straps - 3 separate pieces that will be stitched together.
The dragon won't be attached to the pauldron now as it actually doesn't sit high on the shoulder, so I'm planning a different way to attach it.

Skirt complete (Posted 4th February 2013)

Using a similar type of suede fabric I made another skirt using too pieces of fabric attached together at front and back. I had to remake this because it couldn't tie at the back as this wouldn't sit well underneath the tunic and the white fabric used around the top needed to be more weather damaged - it still needs more I think.
Also the skirt needed to sit slightly higher up on the waist for the tunic to overlap it correctly so it needed to be fastened tighter.
I added some markings to the fabric using a stippling method with beige fabric paint to add some detail.

Vest complete (Posted 3rd February 2013)

Added the stitch detail by hand, each individual stitch being tied off in the inside and finished with a little of shading on the leather.

Vest progress (Posted 27th January 2013)

Almost finished, covered the rest of the felt with the leather pieces including the collar. Shaped the edges here and there, added seam detail and decided the whole thing needed to be lighter rather than darker - but I still think it needs to be a slightly lighter shade before I add shading. The front piece in the middle needs some detail to make it stand out more and I still need to add the final stitch details by hand around the seams using thread and cord.
I used lacing at the back of the neck and have used velcro on the one side instead as the laces would show more there. I also added some leather on the underside of the shoulders to hide the felt.

Leather vest progress (Posted 20th January 2013)

I added bra inserts on top for a better shape and using small felt templates I cut out the leather sections and attached them to the felt. I've added some seam detail already to the cups, for a cleaner shape over these parts I split the leather piece into two sections. A thin piece of card was used to help form the curve in the centre piece that hangs down, sandwiched between two pieces of leather.
The leather pieces still need to be added on the back along with the stitch detail. Using leather spray, I'll be shading/darkening the tunic in places as it is lighter than shown in photos.

Template - leather vest (Posted 7th January 2013)

Using felt I created a template which will also be the base for the leather sections to be fitted into place on top. I used sew in bra cups as a guide, stitched into place, the front/back pieces were made separately whilst trimming and stitching it into shape. Shoulder pieces and laces were added to the back neck and one side to get it on easier.

Tunic complete (Posted 29th December 2012)

With the final details added and a close up of the fastening on the side.

Tunic pattern (Posted 29th December 2012)

Close up detail of the trim fixed in place and the fern pattern scattered over the fabric, along with the hand painted pattern behind it.

Tunic detail (Posted 29th December 2012)

As I couldn't find any trimming to match the reference, I made my own using a soft, beige suede fabric, doubling it over and drawing and cutting out the design by hand. This will be fixed to the lower edges of the tunic.

Tunic stencils and design (Posted 16th December 2012)

The extra panels added to the front/back of the tunic were hand sewn into place.

Looking closely at the references, I can make out a white swirly main pattern with some fern leaves. Creating paper stencils I transferred the fern leaf designs to acetate to use as my main stencils. The main pattern will be time consuming and be painted on by hand, I tested the technique on a piece of scrap fabric first. The fabric paint for the fern leaves will be fainter on the final tunic.

Tunic progress (Posted 16th December 2012)

Finally finished this, I added hook/eye fastenings down my left side where the top piece wraps over the front. I added extra fabric underneath the front and back pieces that hang down - as in the show there is some movement from an extra panel seen in some clips.

Dragons complete (Posted 15th December 2012)

Viserion, Rhaegal and Drogon.

Rhaegal complete (Posted 15th December 2012)

Same finishing process as the other dragons, this time using a mix of green colours. This one will rest on my left hand/forearm.

Rhaegal progress (Posted 12th December 2012)

Same process again, added the latex wings, detail with milliput, sanded and sealed the main body ready for painting. The fingers of the wings on the outside will be finished afterwards with strips of thin foam.

Tunic lining/boning/bra cups complete (Posted 2nd December 2012)

Finally finished the lining, boning in the front panel and adding the bra cups. The panel on the right will be finished once I've fitted the tunic fastenings.

Rhaegal progress (Posted 11th November 2012)

During the xmas con hiatus I've begun working on this again for next year now. The third dragon Rhaegal, will be painted green and rest on my left forearm. Using the same methods, I made a wire mesh frame before covering it in modroc, adding the base of the claws and spines of the wings using pipe cleaners. Next will be to seal it with the first layer of latex.

Tunic progress (Posted 20th September 2012)

I heavily modified the original wrap over top pattern. The fitting is finished only the fastenings at the front (near my hand) still need to be fixed into place. A slightly scooped neckline was put in and short capped sleeves added. The extended panels at the front and back were added in and lined. There is no complete back reference but from what I can see there is either a low back to the tunic or it's a keyhole. I chose to have the latter to help keep the fitted shape. The leather armour worn over the top will also have a keyhole in the back to match.
Adding the tunic fastenings will be next, then lining and the boning.

Base for wrap over top (Posted 26th August 2012)

I've used lilac satin dupion. I plan to use fabric paint/stencil over the top to add the pattern later on. I made a muslin mock up first to see where it needed taking in and altering. I heavily modified a pattern for a wrap over top, adding panels and extended the front and back.
The only sections missing at the moment are the short cap sleeves and the key hole back. I plan to add boning for support and sew in bra cups as in the references she has a low back in this.
I used the skirt from my other version to check the length and shape of the top, but I'll making another more weather worn to go with this.

Viserion complete (Posted 24th August 2012)

Same finishing process as the first dragon, this time using a mix of brown and beige colours. This one will rest on my right hand/forearm.

Viserion progress (Posted 21st August 2012)

Much the same process as the first dragon, added the latex wings, detail with milliput, sanded and sealed the main body ready for painting. The fingers of the wings on the outside will be finished afterwards with strips of thin foam.

Viserion progress (Posted 29th July 2012)

The base build for the 2nd dragon, wire mesh frame with newspaper inside to help keep the basic shapes. The pieces of wire were trimmed down before adding the first layer of modroc. Added the base for the claws and the forearms with the start of the fingers for the wings which will be extended later on to hold the latex. This dragon will rest in my right hand/forearm.

New wig (Posted 14th July 2012)

I thought it would be a good replacement, currently styled for her wedding outfit for Amecon as it's easier to pre-style beforehand and then swap to her dothraki style. The wig was already slightly wavy so I only needed to trim it.

Drogon (Posted 7th July 2012)

Painted and detail added. Thin pieces of black foam were added to complete the fingers of the wings on the upper side and the latex wings were carefully spray painted whilst still allowing some light to shine through which was the effect I wanted.

Drogon progress (Posted 4th July 2012)

Pipe cleaners were trimmed down and extended before the thin pieces of dried latex were fixed onto the fingers of each wing and trimmed into shape. Milliput and craft foam was used to add the details such as the teeth and tongue and small glass beads were used for the eyes.
A dremel was used for the eye sockets, nostrils and for sanding down some areas. Will seal it all (apart from the wings) with a final layer of latex before painting, luckily it remains light enough to fix onto the pauldron I plan to make.

Fabric for leather bustier (Posted 19th June 2012)

I may use leather spray to darker this faux leather a little to help match the reference better.

Drogon progress (Posted 17th June 2012)

Experimented making one dragon first to see how it turns out, this one will be Drogon which will sit on the pauldron. They will be slightly smaller scale to the one's seen in the tv show to keep the weight of building materials down.
Started with a basic wire mesh, made into sections, the head, neck, body, tail, back legs, forearms and wings, all connected with thin wire. A hole was punched through the body mesh and a pipe cleaner was threaded through. More mesh for the forearms connects the base of each wing to the body. Modroc was used to mould the pieces together and shorter pipe cleaners were attached for the fingers of the wings, trimmed to thin them down and coated with PVA.
I'm going to experiment with latex for the wing membrane that I spread out over a plastic surface, then peeled away when dried. It seems it will be strong enough and light enough to attach to the wing fingers.
I'm planning to smooth and seal the modroc and add detail with small piece's of milliput.

Lilac Satin Dupion (Posted 10th June 2012)

This is the fabric that will be used to make the wrap around top she wears underneath the soft armour. I'm planning to add a foliage pattern to it using a stencil and white fabric paint.