Daenerys Targaryen (Season 1) - Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)


London MCM Expo May 2012

Cosplay Island Showcase

Showcased 15th July 2012 What is this?




Relion posted on 21 May, 2012 - 20:47
omg, you deserve major props for weaving this yourself! It looks so good already!

Moonchild posted on 21 May, 2012 - 21:39
Progress looks amazing!

khaleesi posted on 24 May, 2012 - 17:14
thanks! :D

Nymphie posted on 25 May, 2012 - 00:25
So much love for this. So, so much. Can't wait to see it. Everything in the journal entries is bloody amazing! <3

khaleesi posted on 27 May, 2012 - 21:53
thank you so much ^^ <3

Leadmill posted on 30 May, 2012 - 22:31
Looks great!

sjbonnar posted on 31 May, 2012 - 13:43
This looks fantastic!

khaleesi posted on 31 May, 2012 - 17:33
thanks guys :D

Relion posted on 31 May, 2012 - 18:49
Looks awesome! I'm in love with the top!

khaleesi posted on 31 May, 2012 - 19:05

Numta posted on 4 June, 2012 - 23:28
amazing work! wow!

Mungojerrie posted on 16 June, 2012 - 07:13
You look so lovely as Dany :)

sjbonnar posted on 18 June, 2012 - 08:47
A brilliant costume!

Leolarua posted on 18 June, 2012 - 10:38
this is wonderful! well done

Moonchild posted on 18 June, 2012 - 12:43
Great job on this, photos are stunning =)

Teufelsbraut posted on 18 June, 2012 - 19:47
Saw you at the Expo, you were my favourite costume! Extremely well done!

MollyMon posted on 19 June, 2012 - 20:30
Hi, I think this photo on dA is of you: http://jack-in-the-green.deviantart.com/art/Daenerys-Targaryen-Cosplay-305256102

khaleesi posted on 19 June, 2012 - 22:56
thanks everyone ^^ ooo yes it is MollyMon, thank you! :D

Sephirayne posted on 21 June, 2012 - 21:01
Love the photos. You look amazing ^^

leumas posted on 5 July, 2012 - 18:17
i love this you make a really good dany

khaleesi posted on 5 July, 2012 - 18:40
thaaaanks guys! :3

Captain_Marvelous posted on 15 July, 2012 - 16:25
Absolutely perfect! :)

Manticore posted on 15 July, 2012 - 18:39
Congratulations! Well deserved! A brilliant Cosplay from a stunning girl- very true to character! ^_^

khaleesi posted on 15 July, 2012 - 19:46
<3 you're very kind! thank you :)

xxlilmisssakuraxx posted on 15 July, 2012 - 19:50
You look awesome!!

nerdosaurus posted on 16 July, 2012 - 00:21
This is so good! Well done on the much deserved showcase! :D

ElegantAura posted on 16 July, 2012 - 14:01
Such a beautiful rendition of Daenerys, Well done ^_^

khaleesi posted on 16 July, 2012 - 17:12
thank you so much guys!!! ^^

BladeyCakes posted on 18 July, 2012 - 23:23
You suit her SO much - this costume is honestly amazing! *__* Love it!

Starbucks dad posted on 19 July, 2012 - 17:52
This totally redefines the use of the word "awesome"

Karakulz posted on 19 July, 2012 - 19:18
Sooo Amaaaaazing! Congratz on the showcase x3

khaleesi posted on 19 July, 2012 - 23:30

Orihime posted on 20 July, 2012 - 03:49
Beautiful <3

Siouxsie James posted on 21 July, 2012 - 17:24
What a very lovely costume you look just like her!! Well done!! And the photo's are great too!! :)

Sketch McDraw posted on 22 July, 2012 - 23:51
This is just epic! The attention to detail is just insane - Congratulations on having this cosplay featured in the CI Showcase :)

CrystalCharmer posted on 23 July, 2012 - 09:01
This is gorgeous! *_* Congrats on the showcase, too! You totally deserved it! :D

Progress Journal

31st May 2012

Basic shape for the top

This is how I began the top. I cut a template out of paper to get the basic shape (I held it around me to work out how it should look) then I cut it out of fabric and sewed parts of it so it fitted my body nicely. This gave me something to work to when weaving the top.

25th May 2012


I didn't have time to make exact replicas so I bought 2 kilt pins and a dragon brooch from the internet and sprayed them with pewter spray paint.

24th May 2012


I looked at loads of suitable boots for this cosplay but bizarrely they'd all sold out of my size.. so I ended up with these. Not too bad, but not ideal (there's a brass panel on the heel etc).
(the one on the left has been weathered, it looks very weird in this picture though lol. In real life the weathered one looks better)

24th May 2012


Just, simply, pieces of leather bound around my hands. Weathered with beige boot polish.

24th May 2012

Details on the back of the skirt

More leather, fake suede cord and weathering.

24th May 2012

Skirt details

I glued on the details and weathered them (sand paper, ink, paint, clay dust, etc). Needs a bit more dirt I think :p

24th May 2012

Skirt details

(made from leather)

24th May 2012

Skirt details

(Made from leather and craft foam). They are too fat and far apart but never mind :p

22nd May 2012

Making the woven panel for the skirt

They sent me the wrong colour flat cord so I had to paint it the right colour instead. (The colour looks a bit iffy in this photo, I think it looks better in real life) :p

22nd May 2012

Basis of the skirt

(Real leather) The pieces they sent me were too small so I had to add an extra couple of sections on the top to make it long enough. I weathered it a little using sandpaper, clay dust and smearing black ink in some places.

22nd May 2012

Finished top

The shape of the bottom front part isn't quite right, but by the time I realised this it was too late to add any more weaving into it. (Well, I could've done, but I don't really have the time) :p

22nd May 2012

Neck strap is attached ^_^

The horse hair braid is sewn on :)

22nd May 2012

Neck strap

I bought some mixed colour horse hair to braid the strap that holds up her top. I played around with several different braids before I worked out the right one (or at least, the closest one I could get). It's two twists sewn together. I later rubbed in clay dust to make it look dirty and old etc.

21st May 2012

Shaping the top and adjusting the colour

I painted the top with watered down brown boot polish, smeared black ink onto it and rubbed in Fuller's Earth (clay dust) to make it look weathered and dirty.
I also sewed some parts of the weaving to make it fit nicely around my body.

21st May 2012

Starting the woven top

I wove the top out of flat suede cord and flat fake leather cord. I decided to weave it myself because I couldn't find any material that was close enough to her actual top. I weave baskets so I just guessed at how to weave this although there are probably YouTube tutorials if you want to have a go :)