MoonLily
 


Costume :Daenerys Targaryen
Variant :Mhysa
Source :Game of Thrones
Progress :Complete
Worn At :MCM Midlands Comic Con 2014


Costume Photos

I will rule

Fire cannot kill a Dragon

I have never been nothing

Not the Last Dragon

Return home

Dothraki Queen

Get it off!

Dracarys!

Breaker of Chains

But we are not men

I am the Dragon's Daughter

Back Shot

 


Costume Information

General
Awards : Judges Choice - Midlands MCM Expo 2014

Description
Oh man I'm really scared about this x_x

This is such an intimidating cosplay because so many others have done her so wonderfully. But I love Dany and I've wanted to cosplay her for awhile.

Decided to go for one of her less cosplayed outfits from the last episode of season 3 'Mhysa'. :3

This is one of those cosplays that looks deceptively simple however, it's actually rather complicated, but i'm excited by the challenge!

I have this vague hope of getting this done for october expo...we'll see how that goes...

EDIT: HA. Now for midlands expo.

EDIT: Now complete. For a detailed guide on my journey in making this costume please check out the links in my journal!


Comments

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Can't wait to see. I think you'll make an amazing Daenerys

by Sephirayne on Friday, 12 July, 2013 - 01:31
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I can't wait to see this hun! I think you will make such a beautiful Daenerys!

by Littlegeeky on Friday, 12 July, 2013 - 10:17
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The work on the dress is incredible. Fantastic job ♥

by Sephirayne on Monday, 13 January, 2014 - 09:58
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Progress looks superb. :)

by Nesabi on Thursday, 16 January, 2014 - 19:43
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Can't wait to see this at the expo! I will be in the masquerade too so hopefully will be able to get a photo with you or something :D

by jessliekspie on Friday, 17 January, 2014 - 20:39
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How has this not got more comments! Your progress is amazing. Really loving the details you are putting into this.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 28 January, 2014 - 19:38
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Oh my gosh this is incredible! All that detail on the dress!!!! ^.^

You make such a wonderful Dany :)

by Toshi-chan on Sunday, 16 February, 2014 - 22:50
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Wow! Hun you look incredible! Seriously!
I just adore all the details on the dress!

by Littlegeeky on Monday, 17 February, 2014 - 22:31
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Wow! You look amazing. I can't wait to see this in person. Congratulations on the Judge's award ^_^

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 - 20:55
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You look amazing! All that hard work on the dragon scales really paid off, it looks incredible!

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 23 February, 2014 - 21:13
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You seriously look amazing hun!

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014 - 10:31
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So beautifully done! You really suit her. :)

by HuntsmanCosplay on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014 - 19:00
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You look amazing hun! I adore the new pictures from the beach shoot <3

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 22 June, 2014 - 20:34
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Awesome!

by WaterJewelEmi on Monday, 23 June, 2014 - 22:01
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Love the new photos.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 30 June, 2014 - 22:09
 

Journal

Accessories and Wig (Posted 27th January 2014)

For more info please see here:

http://xmoonlilyx.tumblr.com/post/74193451437/becoming-khaleesi-stage-ei...

Trousers and Boots (Posted 27th January 2014)

For more info please see here:

http://xmoonlilyx.tumblr.com/post/74191185497/becoming-khaleesi-stage-se...

Stage Five - Belt contraption (Posted 12th January 2014)

For more info please see here:
http://xmoonlilyx.tumblr.com/post/73093734935/becoming-khaleesi-stage-si...

Stage Four > Dragonscale and Embellishments (Posted 11th January 2014)

The dress is pretty much completed now! See the new journal here!

http://xmoonlilyx.tumblr.com/post/72998190907/becoming-khalessi-stage-fo...

Stage Three - Making the base dress (Posted 22nd December 2013)

For more info please see: http://xmoonlilyx.tumblr.com/post/70810539748/becoming-khaleesi-stage-th... (Getting too many photos to upload here! xD)

Stage Two - Making the Pattern (Posted 30th November 2013)

This stage really depends on how you work best. I know some people are super mathematically minded and could easily look at an outfit, break it down and then sketch up a pattern. Unfortunately I’m NOT like that so I started off with a base pattern as a guideline. I chose Kwik Sew K3489, but I’m sure there are plenty of other suitable patterns, this is a wrap around dress one which is probably a good place to start.

Because the material I’m using for the dress was so pricey I didn’t want to risk messing up, so I started out by cutting the pattern out of cheap polycotton. You won’t get a totally accurate results with this because obviously it will hang and stretch differently, but for pattern drafting it works just fine.

I made up the dress to the pattern out of polycotton (only pinned it together as i’ll need to take it apart for pattern making!) and then came the hard part of trying to take that and make it into Dany’s dress. Dany’s dragonscale dress is one of those things which looks simple but is actually pretty complicated. There’s some parts I still can’t really work out, but I managed to get it to the stage where it looks pretty much the same as in the show, and the small changes I had to make will only be noticeable to me (we hope!)

It’s sort of hard to ‘document’ this progress but it involved a lot of intently looking at reference pictures and trying to work out what is a seam and what’s just superficial detail. xD I cut the seams in, tried it on and off about a million times and ended up with this…

Looks super messy right? No worries, this is the reason I did a mockup in the first place! :p

At this stage don’t worry TOO much about the fit. This vaguely fits me but not to the degree I would like, the reason I say not to worry is because a dress like this involves a lot of trying on and off to make sure it fits right, and it seems a bit of a time waster to do that with the mock up you’re going to have to take apart for the pattern anyway. As long as you make sure you have enough to work with, you should be fine. (In general I always cut bigger pieces, better to be safe than sorry!)

Now I have a mockup which I know will work as an actual dress and I can use as a base pattern for my chosen fabric! :D

Stage One - Gathering References (Posted 18th October 2013)

This costume is such a big project that i've decided to post much more updates and progress than usual.

First things first - gathering references...See the awful collage. The good thing about GoT is the abundance of up close references from the designers. Upon researching this costume I've discovered that there are actually three versions of it - getting steadily more complex as the series goes on. By pure chance I've picked the most complex...and then a lot of that detail is hidden by the weird chest belt thing. xD

But yes! Here's the basic refs of the costume. I'll go into more detail as I make each part. :3