|Time Taken :||Approximately 2 months|
|I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones, both the TV show and the books (A Song of Ice and Fire), so when I decided that I wanted to cosplay at the MCM Expo it was a natural choice. This is my first time cosplaying, although I love fancy dress and I have experience in sewing as a hobby. |
My favourite kind of dressing up is the scary kind! I chose this scene because I wanted to make something that was a bit different from most Daenerys costumes and also because I love a bit of gore.
The hardest part was the top, so it was also the bit I spent the longest on. I sewed it from scratch, using a strapless bra as a base. The skirt is a suede one that I bought and altered/roughed up. I made the waistband, handpainted it and sewed on the gold beads. The boots and leggings are ones I had already.
I made Dany's dragon claw necklace from Milliput, which I then painted and attached to a chain.
The heart is made from papier mache, which I painted with acrylic paint. The blood is also acrylic paint, which I was very pleased with as it stayed shiny even when it dried, and I could still use my hands without getting fake blood over everything! I don't have a photo of the bag that I made to keep the heart (and my phone!) in when I wanted my hands free, I made that out of some cotton fabric that I painted to make it look bloody and gross, and made a rough string handle.
The hair is my own, just dyed a lighter shade of blonde than I am naturally.
I had a great time wearing this costume, and posed for a lot of photos. I got lots of great compliments which made me feel like all the effort I put in was worth it!