|I may be a little ambitious with the finish date for this... If I don't get it finished in time for LFCC, I shall hopefully have it done by Amecon.|
!! (Posted 5th July 2012)
It has reached that point where I can almost visualise the finished outfit!
I just sewed the shoulder parts onto the back of the dress. I am waiting for more fabric for the underskirt, which should hopefully arrive tomorrow.
I am 'cheating' a little. As in, it appears that Dany's dress is pretty much just draped, but I don't trust literally just draping chiffon over myself. So...I am going to make a skirt, with an elasticated waist (the belt will hopefully hide where this joins the top) to give that floaty look, then I am going to add the chest section and the back section to that.
You can see in one scene that Daenerys wears 'Arabian'-style shoes...they appear to have a curled toe. Unfortunately, I couldn't really afford these in advance, but given that you can't see her feet most of the time, that's okay.
Apologies for no pictures of the painted fabric, etc. ...my camera died. But here's a photo of the belt!
DAENERYS TARGARYEN HAS A FRINGE!! (Posted 4th July 2012)
Well, now she bloody does.
I am ready to tear this wig apart, seriously. The cap is so small it barely fits over my polystyrene head. Fortunately, the wig itself hides the parts of my head at the back that are exposed.
I mainly put the bangs back in because without them, a lot of the wig cap was exposed.
Makeup test (minus the contacts - I have Freshlook Colourblends in Amethyst). This is pretty much my 'fed up' face lol. So sick of this wig. I will be re-crimping the wig too...will plait it to travel so the crimping is all fresh when I wear the full costume.
Aargh (Posted 27th June 2012)
Well, this is looking to be a disaster. It won't be done for LFCC. The fabric went missing in the post, and the new wig...is horrible D=. The colour is better, but it is so thin on top that I can't style it without the netting showing through. The wig car itself is also quite small - I have quite a small head and thin hair, usually find wigs a little too big but this one is so small that it either pulls up at the back or at the front.
I am giving up for now. Hopefully I will have it done for Amecon.
Bead supplies (Posted 23rd June 2012)
For the belt. You can't really get a good look at what beads adorn her...dangly things. So I bought pretty much everything that I saw that looked similar and/or would look fitting with the dress. This is what has arrived so far (there is more!).
Shoulder parts progress (Posted 21st June 2012)
I thought that craft foam may be a little too flimsy for my clumsiness so I bought a large sheet of hard 1mm EVA craft foam, which is much better. Paint drying in pic.
Belt progress and fabric (Posted 19th June 2012)
The fabric I originally bought doesn't work for this - it has a gold rose design on it that is much larger and more prominent than it appeared to be in the pictures, and the fabric is quite darker. So, I have ordered some new fabric, and shall just apply the gold design myself.
I am making the belt (and the shoulder pieces) out of craft foam. I made Maria's belt out of foam - I guess it's my material of choice lol. I shall be painting it all gold when it is fully cut and sealed.
*It is still very rough - needs tidying up.*