hollysocks
 


Costume :Cersei Lannister
Variant :Red and gold dress, season 2
Source :Game of Thrones TV
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012


Costume Photos

Meeting Lena Headey

At Kings Landing 3

At Kings Landing 2

At Kings Landing 1

I want YOU for nefarious purposes

The Queen of Westeros

We got that Lannisport Swaaagaaaa

Lannisters for Life

Ah whoops, not my fault.

WIP

Side on

Cersei Lannister

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : 100ish?
Time Taken : 2 days of sewing plus 2-3 weeks of fussing and fretting

Description
First off, I absolutely love (and hate) Cersei's character. I'm a big fan of the books, despite the heart wrenching pain they cause me, and with the beautiful costumes of the TV show I just had to do something. Cersei felt like the natural choice, and her red and gold dress seemed like the perfect outfit to fuel my Lannister pride.

Though I'm incredibly proud of the overall effect, I cut a lot of corners with this dress. Given the amount of screentime and her pose during the show, it can be very tricky to know what goes where. I went for a basic wrap pattern, and drafted up the sleeves myself - they are about half the size that they should be, and both 'ends' should finish with a square point. I was however worried about the amount of fabric I was using, and with each sleeve already needing about 4 meters I really didn't fancy going for 100% accuracy. The curve on the 'front' of the sleeves therefore was just to help show the lining and give an illusion of fullness, saving me a lot of trouble (and precious, precious money). The gold panels should meet the bodice in a nice smooth curve, something that I just really didn't have time for. Finally, the embroidery is a simple applique - ironed on and then tacked up in places with gold thread. I didn't even attempt the lions on either side as I had horrible visions of getting it entirely wrong. I'd rather find a way to do it accurately than mess up the dress.

Petty whinging aside, I was so incredibly proud of how this all came together. The belt was my first attempt at using craft foam and chainmail, and I learnt a LOT from that experience (mostly, chainmail is a little bitch and never sits how it should). I also ordered my amazing Lannister necklace from The Iron Ring (http://www.etsy.com/shop/theironring); a totally worthwhile expenditure.


Everyone was so incredibly lovely to me while I was wearing it, and I recieved so many compliments I actually had a bit of a happy cry when I got home. It was such a joy, and so worth all the excessive meters of taffeta. I think I'll wear her again, but might try my hand at the golden bodice from the Battle of Blackwater episode.

Comments

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You looked absolutely stunning!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 14:16
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Wow, beautiful dress, and you make a very scarilly good Cersei :) The belt especially looks fantastic

by Zelvyne on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 14:27
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guuuurl you were the most beautiful Cersei ever :')

by Squiddley on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 14:29
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The most fabulous Cersei :) Loved getting photos with you and the rest of the group.

"Wait what...why are you being nice to me!?" xD

by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 16:13
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You look stunning as Cersei~

by xLaviChii on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 19:24
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This is absolutely beautiful! You suit Cersei perfectly!

by xxlilmisssakuraxx on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 23:20
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Holly guuuuuurl, get our Lannister bling photos on your page

by TheCakeIsGone on Wednesday, 31 October, 2012 - 09:11
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Words cannot describe how much I love this!! You suit Cersei so well!!! And the dress is so beautiful <3

by MissColzyChan on Saturday, 3 November, 2012 - 21:08
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You're far too lovely to be her but you suited her Amazingly <3 Dress is banging gurl ;)

by D2SCosplay on Monday, 5 November, 2012 - 23:53
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Looks brilliant!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 16 November, 2012 - 16:38
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very nice job

by carsec on Saturday, 17 November, 2012 - 11:32
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Just wanted to thank you all for your super lovely words! Had so much fun as Cersei, really looking forward to more Lannister-ing in the future. <3

by hollysocks on Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 - 15:04
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Fantastic Cersei, you look stunning.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 18:02
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This is beautiful! You make a gorgeous Cersei :D

by WingedWalrus on Monday, 8 April, 2013 - 16:20
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This is amazing, you suit it so well :)

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 - 19:11
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Awesome costume and you really suit the character

by ArcaneArchery on Sunday, 5 January, 2014 - 12:55
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Awesome! :)

by Nesabi on Sunday, 16 February, 2014 - 00:26