Alias Cosplay
 


Costume :Daenerys Targaryen
Variant :Blue linen dress
Source :Game of Thrones Season 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Dany, Mother of Dragons

Breaker of Chains

Mhysa, Mother

Dan, LFCC

Daenerys, LFCC

Details

Live in my new world, or die in their old one

Daenerys and the Unsullied

Daenerys, Season 3

Mother

Daenerys and Grey Worm

Mhysa

 


Comments

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I really like this version!

by Leadmill on Tuesday, 8 October, 2013 - 01:12
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Your work has gotten so masterful that I can't tell what is WIP and what is reference picture...

by Kei Lin Sama on Sunday, 10 November, 2013 - 18:28
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very lovely so far!

by carsec on Saturday, 30 November, 2013 - 13:32
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Always love to see your Danys :) stunning progress so far! Can't wait to see the finished piece :)

by Frederica la Noir on Wednesday, 12 March, 2014 - 19:07
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Looks great!

by Leadmill on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 - 18:04
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Looking fantastic

by Cy-Fi on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 - 18:12
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It's coming together! I love the shape of the dress. It's fitted expertly!

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 - 20:05
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Beautiful work on this! It's going to be incredible. :)

by HuntsmanCosplay on Friday, 25 April, 2014 - 20:01
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The fitting on the dress looks amazing. Beautiful work as always. Cannot wait to see another of your amazing Dany costumes.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 25 April, 2014 - 21:35
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I love this, you really suit Daenerys and your costume is so well made :) love this part of GoT nice to see it cosplayed!!

by Afireinsidegirl on Sunday, 8 June, 2014 - 15:28
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I always love seeing your Daenerys. It's always clear how much work has gone into it, and you always do an absolutely stunning job. Great work as always. :)

by Nesabi on Monday, 9 June, 2014 - 17:19
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^^ And I'm perfectly fine with the amount of times I used the word "always" there! :P

by Nesabi on Monday, 9 June, 2014 - 17:20
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Ha thank you!

by Alias Cosplay on Monday, 9 June, 2014 - 20:00
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The smocking is so cool, what a neat effect!

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 - 21:16
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You've done such an amazingly detailed and skilled job! It's an amazing replica!

by minnie on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 - 21:18
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Amazing!! You look great, wonderful work on the costume C:

by x-Blade-x on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 - 23:00
 

To-Do List

Slave collarLowComplete
Accessories: ring & bangleLowComplete
Claw necklace LowComplete
BootsLowComplete
WigLowComplete
Faux leather trousersLowComplete
Cloak broochLowComplete
Linen fabricLowComplete
Kraznys whip LowComplete
Reversible cloakLowIn Progress

Journal

Cloak (Posted 25th August 2014)

I modified a basic cloak pattern, making sure to use an excess of fabric so that it could drape and made a round hem, including an oversized hood.
The two pieces of fabric were sewn together and turned right way out. I added a strip of blue fabric to create the blue edge inside and purposely used large visible stitches to sew the edge down to match the reference costume.
I added ties to help attach the cloak and take the weight, whilst the brooch was for decoration only.

Dress details - smocking/lock stitch (Posted 31st May 2014)

I ended up making narrow strips of smocking, pinned it in place and checked the positioning before stitching it in place and blending it into the dress, over the front and back of the shoulders.
I used the same reference source as Michele Carragher, 'A Tale of Two Stitches' book - it seems a more looser style of lock stitch was used for the dress, for which there is a reference pic in the book.
For the lock stitch itself, a blend of metallic thread with blue embroidery thread was used for the original dress.
I did the base lock stitch in a grey thread rather than blue and I've begun to weave the finer gold metallic thread over the top of this.

Cloak and dress details will be completed for LFCC.

Kraznys whip complete (Posted 31st May 2014)

Final piece complete.

Kraznys whip complete (Posted 29th May 2014)

Whip complete.

Kraznys whip progress (Posted 29th May 2014)

I used thick woven cord and thin plaited leather to attach the pieces together.
When making the main handle of the whip, I made sure to include a shallow hollow in the base to glue the end of the thick cord inside.
The thin cord for the tails were glued snug inside the ring and stitched in place for security. Holes were drilled into the tail end pieces before painting to glue the cord into.
Spray painted the pieces gold and added weathering detail and green paint to the ring section. The cord pieces were also aged.

Main section casting (Posted 29th May 2014)

Casting the main section in resin, removed the excess around edges, filled and holes with miliput and sanded.

Main section mould (Posted 29th May 2014)

For the main handle of the whip, I made a box instead to make a two piece silicone mould.

Silicone mould/resin casting (Posted 29th May 2014)

I used clear plastic cups to help make the silicone mould for the small tail ring and ends. Casting them in resin.

Whip sculpting (Posted 29th May 2014)

I sculpted the handle of the whip, the tail ring and ends from sculpey. For the handle I made a cardboard wrapped tube as the core to save clay.

Tunic details (Posted 21st May 2014)

Added stud detail at the front where the pieces cross.

Tunic porgress (Posted 21st May 2014)

The tunic was made in two separate parts, crossing over at the front. I added a small piece of worbla to the shoulders and gently heat formed them to curved upwards slightly to match the reference, fixing it between the two pieces of leather.
I added cord fastenings to the top and bottom of the main section and eyelets and more cord to the end's that fasten over the top of this at the back of the waist.
Not closed here as I need help fastening it.

Leather tunic draft (Posted 24th April 2014)

I made a draft first modifying certain pieces of the McCalls Dany pattern, the front bodice panels that cross over and the keyhole section of the back.
I then cut the pieces from faux brown leather. This is just one layer here, but another layer will be cut, seam detail added and lacing added to the back and stud detail to the front.

Dragonscale Smocking (Posted 24th April 2014)

I used the tutorial from Michele Carragher to make the North American styled smocking.
Above was the first test which turned out too neat and close together.
Second attempt bottom shows what I'll be trimming and adding to the dress.

Dress fitting (Posted 24th April 2014)

Final fitting before adding the smocking and embellishments. Dress fastens on the left side to match references.

Dress detail/fastening (Posted 24th April 2014)

Above the hidden zipper on the bodice section, I used hook and eye to fasten the dress on the side and small snap fasteners to keep the cover panel closed. (shown open and closed).
Top right shows the small panel I original added thinking I would need an extension on the side, but I shortened it and now it helps fasten the dress and is hidden inside.

Wig styled (Posted 25th March 2014)

Added some hair ties made from worbla so they wrap around the wig rather than tying and knotting the fibre.

Dress draft (Posted 25th March 2014)

I combined the McCalls Dany pattern for the top half and Kwik Sew K3489 for the bottom. I drafted these two sections together, then laying out those pieces I made a second draft but with added front and back darts.
The underlying skirt section was made separate with a hidden zipper in the side. The front side overlaps the back, where I managed to spot on one reference that the dress fastens with hook and eye, similar to the way the pink and blue tunics fasten.
Here things are still pinned and tacked together as the extra weight of the underlying skirt section means I need to adjust the neckline, make the shoulder sections wider on the back and adjust the curve of the front sections and the keyhole back.
After the basic fitting is complete, I'll start adding the embellishments.

Finished bracelet and ring remade (Posted 9th March 2014)

Bracelet and ring.

Ring/bracelet progress (Posted 9th March 2014)

A metal base was used for the ring (remade) and bracelet, with milliput molded around it and a piece of worbla to bridge the gap in the bracelet for strength.

Kraznys whip progress (Posted 23rd February 2014)

I decided to make a hard copy from sculpey to cast resin replica's later.
I'm using thick braided cord for the main section of the whip and thinner cord for the tails.
I made the ring and tail ends from sculpey with a bead added to attach the cord.
The main section of the piece was reinforced inside with a cardboard tube. Parts were reinforced with milliput after baking and sanded before making the silicone mould.
Miliput was used to strengthen certain weak points after baking.

Wig progress (Posted 23rd February 2014)

Starting with a new wig, the same as I've used previously - I trimmed the length and braided the sections. I then used foam rollers to heat style the curls.
Will be adding decorated cuffs over the hair ties later.

Leather trousers (Posted 15th February 2014)

These grey leather trousers were a bargain and a great find, to be worn underneath a lot of Dany's outfits. They are skinny style, so thin enough to wear with the boots and to wear underneath the outfits without looking bulky.
Will need to age them slightly with some dirt dust.

Slave collar (Posted 30th November 2013)

Slave collar.

Brooch complete (Posted 10th November 2013)

Brooch complete

Brooch progress (Posted 10th November 2013)

The main part of the brooch was made paulelderdesign.com.
I added a resin gem in the centre, primed and painted the brooch silver with a tint of gold and aged a small penannular brooch to match.
The resin gem was painted turquoise and a pin was fixed to the back of the brooch.
It was easier to make this work in two parts, the main part will attach with the badge pin and the penannular brooch will fasten above it where the cape ties.

Brooch design (Posted 7th October 2013)

Daenerys brooch, original sketch by me, model made by paulelderdesign.com
Will need to add the gemstone and the pin.

Linen fabric (Posted 9th May 2013)

Found the perfect blue linen fabric for this.