Daenerys Targaryen (Qarth Dress) - Game of Thrones


I may be a little ambitious with the finish date for this... If I don't get it finished in time for LFCC, I shall hopefully have it done by Amecon.

CEGment posted on 20 June, 2012 - 10:40
yay!! glad you got the wig thing pretty much sorted, it looks good from what I can see =] can't wait to see it!

Numta posted on 20 June, 2012 - 12:16
what wax/gel are you using? try got2bglued! you can get it in superdrug etc really epic stuff - thats what we used for my guile wig xD

Quinzel posted on 20 June, 2012 - 20:18
Chloe - I can't believe I didn't think of it before! XD I have another wig ordered now, but at least I have something! Numta - I was using a spray by Lee Stafford - it's lots of gunky stuff, more for texture than hold but it worked until a big gust of wind caught me lol. I got some of the got2bglued stuff today to try - thanks for the recommendation!

- posted on 22 June, 2012 - 18:11
this is looking shit hot! I love the wig :)

Moonchild posted on 22 June, 2012 - 18:51
Progress is looking great on this! I literally watched this episode the other night and fell in love with her dress so really looking forward to seeing this!

Quinzel posted on 23 June, 2012 - 02:26
SachikoYumi - Thanks, but I ordered a different wig...the fringe and the colour were annoying me far too much! MissColzyChan - Oh God, same. The only characters I felt like cosplaying were all guys, then she walks out in that dress...

sjbonnar posted on 25 June, 2012 - 10:40
You're going to look AMAZING!

Sephirayne posted on 25 June, 2012 - 15:43
Looking forward to seeing this.

Numta posted on 29 June, 2012 - 11:49
gutted you wont be able to debut at LFCC =[ but keep your chin up! you'll make an AMAZING Dany! =D

Moonchild posted on 5 July, 2012 - 16:52
Same here! But best not to stress yourself out over it =) Your wig looks pretty good even with the fringe! Tbh unless you used a lace front wig, most wigs would have that problem >< So good on you =)

TheStarlightFairy posted on 8 July, 2012 - 21:12
I saw you at LFCC, but I don't think I said hi because I am a wuss XD You are amazing as Dany!

Relion posted on 9 July, 2012 - 20:16
Your dress looks beautiful! SO jealous of the Iron throne photo!

nanahara posted on 10 July, 2012 - 00:26
you made an amazing Dany

sjbonnar posted on 10 July, 2012 - 09:29
You suited this so well and you look so regal on the Iron Throne.

Quinzel posted on 10 July, 2012 - 16:07
Thanks guys ^_^

Leonie Heartilly posted on 12 July, 2012 - 22:40
The shot of you on the throne is amazing! And I was impressed that you made the belt and shoulder bits and hand-painted the fabric.

Frederica la Noir posted on 2 March, 2013 - 22:21
Didn't realise I hadn't commented! This was such a beautiful dress! and you pulled it off brilliantly :) you are a beautiful Daenerys :) xxxx

Quinzel posted on 3 March, 2013 - 09:19
Heh, thank you but this dress was a mess! Guess it'll teach me for rushing a costume :P. I didn't have time to tidy up the hems or paint it properly and I had to sew myself into it in the bathroom because some stitching had come loose XD. Hopefully I'll have the chance to redo it properly sometime in the future!

5th July 2012


It has reached that point where I can almost visualise the finished outfit! I just sewed the shoulder parts onto the back of the dress. I am waiting for more fabric for the underskirt, which should hopefully arrive tomorrow. I am 'cheating' a little. As in, it appears that Dany's dress is pretty much just draped, but I don't trust literally just draping chiffon over myself. So...I am going to make a skirt, with an elasticated waist (the belt will hopefully hide where this joins the top) to give that floaty look, then I am going to add the chest section and the back section to that. You can see in one scene that Daenerys wears 'Arabian'-style shoes...they appear to have a curled toe. Unfortunately, I couldn't really afford these in advance, but given that you can't see her feet most of the time, that's okay. Apologies for no pictures of the painted fabric, etc. ...my camera died. But here's a photo of the belt!

4th July 2012


Well, now she bloody does. I am ready to tear this wig apart, seriously. The cap is so small it barely fits over my polystyrene head. Fortunately, the wig itself hides the parts of my head at the back that are exposed. I mainly put the bangs back in because without them, a lot of the wig cap was exposed. Makeup test (minus the contacts - I have Freshlook Colourblends in Amethyst). This is pretty much my 'fed up' face lol. So sick of this wig. I will be re-crimping the wig too...will plait it to travel so the crimping is all fresh when I wear the full costume.

2nd July 2012


One of the beaded parts for the dress.

27th June 2012


Well, this is looking to be a disaster. It won't be done for LFCC. The fabric went missing in the post, and the new wig...is horrible D=. The colour is better, but it is so thin on top that I can't style it without the netting showing through. The wig car itself is also quite small - I have quite a small head and thin hair, usually find wigs a little too big but this one is so small that it either pulls up at the back or at the front. There just isn't enough time to order anything else. I am giving up for now. Hopefully I will have it done for Amecon.

23rd June 2012

Bead supplies

For the belt. You can't really get a good look at what beads adorn her...dangly things. So I bought pretty much everything that I saw that looked similar and/or would look fitting with the dress. This is what has arrived so far (there is more!).

21st June 2012

Shoulder parts progress

I thought that craft foam may be a little too flimsy for my clumsiness so I bought a large sheet of hard 1mm EVA craft foam, which is much better. Paint drying in pic.

19th June 2012

Belt progress and fabric

The fabric I originally bought doesn't work for this - it has a gold rose design on it that is much larger and more prominent than it appeared to be in the pictures, and the fabric is quite darker. So, I have ordered some new fabric, and shall just apply the gold design myself. I am making the belt (and the shoulder pieces) out of craft foam. I made Maria's belt out of foam - I guess it's my material of choice lol. I shall be painting it all gold when it is fully cut and sealed. *It is still very rough - needs tidying up.*

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