khaleesi
 


Costume :Daenerys Targaryen
Variant :The Spice King's House
Source :Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012


Costume Photos

Khaleesi!

Photo by Neo Mag

Photo by Neo Mag

Reference

Reference - close up of the brass cut work

 


Comments

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I love this outfit. Can't wait to see you finish it :D

by j_mercuryuk on Monday, 11 June, 2012 - 09:45
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Looking forward to seeing this.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 22:04
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you look stunning as Daenerys

by nanahara on Tuesday, 13 November, 2012 - 07:29
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this is beautiful !!! And you really look a lot like her ! amazing ♥

by KC-HOME on Thursday, 15 November, 2012 - 22:42
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thank you so much!! ^^ <3

by khaleesi on Thursday, 15 November, 2012 - 23:08
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This is amazing! The armoured pieces worked out brilliantly ^^

by Einmyria on Saturday, 15 December, 2012 - 21:25
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Stunning costume. Really love the armour pieces.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 16 December, 2012 - 15:38
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It's weird how much you look like her :P well done, this costume is great, so well made and pretty :)

by Afireinsidegirl on Sunday, 16 December, 2012 - 16:37
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That armour looks amazing! I loved how you made it :D and the fabric painting looks so awesome, I think the colour is spot on personally :) Very lovely work!

by Freyarule on Sunday, 16 December, 2012 - 16:51
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:O oh gosh, thank you SO much guys ^^ that's really really nice of you! <3
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by khaleesi on Monday, 17 December, 2012 - 01:44
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Absolutely perfect and you are stunning to boot.

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 - 10:06
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Thank you sean ^_^ <3 <3

by khaleesi on Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 - 17:28
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Amazing work on this!

by MissColzyChan on Wednesday, 19 December, 2012 - 00:46
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Utterly stunning!

by sakara on Tuesday, 25 December, 2012 - 23:26
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This is absolutely beautiful, you look amazing!

by RevolverKitty on Sunday, 27 January, 2013 - 00:30
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Thank you! :')

by khaleesi on Thursday, 31 January, 2013 - 02:25
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Good grief - you did it again! Superb...

by Starbucks dad on Thursday, 31 January, 2013 - 21:32
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Thanks!! That means a lot to me :) I'm actually remaking the blue dress bit of this, I got the fabric today :D photos soon!

by khaleesi on Friday, 1 February, 2013 - 23:31
 

Journal

FINISHED :D (Posted 25th October 2012)

I added some velcro and elastic to parts of it so that I could get it on and off :)

It's a little bit dodgy in some areas, the plastic didn't fit together as perfectly as the paper did. I'm guna fix it up in the near futureeeee.

Assembling the pieces (Posted 25th October 2012)

I attached the pieces with super strength araldite glue and strips of leather behind the seams, but this wasn't secure enough so I also bound some string around parts of it and painted it gold (looks a bit dodgy, but I'm working on a securer method as we speak! haha)

By the way: some of it hasnt been painted yet, I WAS IMPATIENT, OKAY? :p

The pieces have finally arrived! (Posted 24th October 2012)

(Top Left) - 30 flat pieces of clear acrylic plastic. Now let's get this made! :D

(Top Right) - I used a heat gun to shape the pieces to fit my body. I heated them over domes of wood and bits of curved metal.

(Bottom Left) - I sprayed the pieces with a base coat of black matte spray paint. I would have used a plastic primer first, but I forgot to get it and these came so late in the post I didn't have time to go to the shop :(

(Bottom Right) - I then sprayed the pieces gold. It was cool coz I originally used a cheapo gold spray paint which was terrible, so I switched to the good metallic stuff, but there was some kind of reaction (with the solvents or something) when I sprayed the new gold on it and it came out with tiny bubbles here and there, but then suddenly it stopped looking like gold plastic and looked more textured like hammered metal :D I was like WOOOO!! haha :p

Paper pattern for the chest plate (Posted 20th October 2012)

I made a paper pattern of the chest plate and scanned the pieces in separately to my computer, and in Photoshop I drew on the patterns in black and white and sent it off to a man with a lasercutter to be cut in clear acrylic.

More painting of the satin (Posted 19th October 2012)

I know this isn't the exact pattern it's supposed to be but I'm sticking with it :p

Weathering the leather (Posted 19th October 2012)

I weathered it with a lot of sand paper and a blow torch. Might make it dirtier though, I think it needs it.

YES! A BLOW TORCH! Although it was a miniature cordless one because I couldn't do it inside of the workshop incase the fire alarm went off (it smelt like a BBQ :p)

Leather for the skirt underneath (Posted 23rd July 2012)

Sand coloured leather has arrived! (the photo makes the colour look a bit different)

Leather for the skirt underneath (Posted 18th July 2012)

I've bought some leather for the skirt that she wears underneath this. Got some sand coloured leather coming in the post for the top of the skirt! :D

Painting the fabric (Posted 15th July 2012)

I'm hand painting these shapes on. IT'S TAKING FOR. EVER.

It's a mixture of turquoise, fluorescent blue and white fabric paint. I think it's a bit too light though... although in some screenshots it is actually quite a pale blue.. AHH. I'll see how it goes.

Silk duchess satin (Posted 16th June 2012)

This is a kind of stiff silk, IT'S SO NICE <3
I'm going to paint on the blue pattern with fabric paint