Ygritte
Game of Thrones

Cosplayer: Nymphie

Status: In Progress

Condition: Not Set

21st May 2013: In which Lizzie Walker is a legend Okay, so aside from the coat I did myself, I got nowhere with the actual bulk of the EW outfit, so Lizzie Walker, over at Walker and White Studio commissioned it for me. ^^ It's gorgeous, seriously. And leather! Which is a brutal offering for when it's so warm, but it's worth it. ^^ The outfit itself is phenomenal, I'm just really paranoid about my arms at the moment - so I've got a couple of days to try and get over that. ^^ But it looks alright...aye?

7th April 2013: Progress! Not much in the way of exciting progress, but both sleeves are on and the hood's attached! I started doing the rips and snowiness, which turned into a small nightmare. I wanted to use watered down paint to just spray it on, as I'd been advised, but it didn't work, so I ended up with a combination of talc and sealant! It's been distressed three times now, but I still have about a dozen layers to do in the long run. I think it's coming along alright though, so hopefully should look somewhere near once it's finished.

6th April 2013: The furs! My attempt at furry goodness went a bit awry. I'm still not entirely sure how to attach the hood, and the sleeves are a nightmare (hence the reason for only one) but it's coming along. I think once the front is shaped, and it's been slashed and covered with stylistic amounts of snowy fabric paint...it should be okay. It's a start at least!

1st April 2013: Go to the wall they said, it'll be fun they said. Day #1 - The Perils of Deciding Where Exactly to Begin.

I'm not good at conceptualizing things. I try, really I do, but I'm not what you can call gifted at bringing half of the things in my head to life. The same applies when it comes to my sewing. I know what I want it to end up like, I just don't quite know how to get there! Which is why it's such a learning curve whenever I dare try. My friend suggested starting with the vest initially,since it's perhaps the most simple, and to use some offcuts before I got onto the proper fabric, so at least I'd know if my pattern worked or not.

So after a quick rummage though the box of suedette and teddybear fur, I got to work, stitching away by hand. It's messy as hell and there's a tiny blood smear where I inadvertently stabbed myself, but I at least managed to establish that my mock-pattern fits accordingly and should hopefully look alright when constructed out of something a bit more substantial! :)




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WhiteWraith - 1st April 2013
I hope I get to see this at May! Ygritte is such a great character :D

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Nymphie - 6th April 2013
I hope you get to see it too! I still haven't met you properly, and I do owe you a fair few hugs! :D We may as well unite over Throney goodness!

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carsec - 6th April 2013
Love the character and love the costume. you are doing a good job so far can´t wait to see it done.

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Nymphie - 7th April 2013
Coming from such an amazing Cat that really does mean a lot! <3

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WhiteWraith - 7th April 2013
Would be nice to finally meet you :D (and just flail over your costume!)

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Numta - 9th April 2013
you know nothing jon snow!

can't wait to see this! =D

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yohlenyaoilover - 24th April 2013
Oh my gosh, what day are you cosplaying this? D= I'm cosplaying Jon Snow on the Saturday and I NEED a picture with you! <3

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Nymphie - 29th April 2013
Argh! Snow-crow! <3 I was planning on just running around most of the weekend as Gritty, so I will definitely find you on Saturday to make horrific jokes. xD

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yohlenyaoilover - 29th April 2013
I'm so happy ;-; I have a small GoT meet up planned on the Saturday at 2.30! It would be awesome if you could join us. I would literally cry tears of joy <3

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yohlenyaoilover - 4th May 2013
[I'm totally spamming you up] We are meeting at the N9 sign at 2.30pm now, hope to see you there! <3

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Nymphie - 4th May 2013
Oh honey, you can spam as much as you like! xD Gritty shall be there, you have my word on it. ^^ <3