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

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I decided to make this Khaleesi outfit for a late Halloween Party. It's going to be incredibly amateur for a number of reasons; time constraints, general money-stinginess and a bloody awful sewing ability (my Textiles teacher would have a cardiac arrest)
So, come will meee, annnd you'll beee, in a world of pure second-hand embarrassment. xo

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pelagia posted on 30 January, 2014 - 20:25
I love how this turned out, you look great!

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Progress Journal

3rd November 2013

Of The Blood Of Old Valyria

Originally I intended to make the Khaleesi outfit Dany first wears when she stops the khalasar but as it as Halloween, I couldn't miss out on a bit 'o blood, so in a couple of photos I'm a costume hybrid. Anyway I didn't have time to buy proper acrylic paint that I should have so I used a syrup and food colouring mix which okay but it was so sticky. Alas, if I go to a proper con, I'll get the right stuff :)

2nd November 2013

These Are All Going To Be Stupid Puns And/Or Poor References

The top is finished! I had to paint the Hessian material to get a darker brown which looks much better than the original colour but I reaaaally wouldn't recommend that because it makes it stiff obviously and the little nub bits hanging off are so scratchy. The moral of that story: research the best materials first! But alas, the deed is done. I also attached a brown belt I bought from Primark for a squid because I could not find horse hair anywhere :/ It's not the right colour so I might paint it but it'll do for now.

30th October 2013

Off-White Ain't Such A Fright

I took some scrap white fabric I already had and sewed the pieces together, then dyed the whole sash in tea for about 20 seconds to get an off-white colour, to look more like dirty leather. I also cut a strip of the brown faux leather and then cut it into the little oval(ish)-shaped belt, then stitched both pieces onto the skirt.

30th October 2013

It's All Coming Up Targaryen.

Aw yeah, I figured it out! (it took longer than it would have a logical human being) I just sewed the two pieces together and then along the top to thread through the remaining cord I had, and now I can tie it at the back.

29th October 2013

It Is Known (That I Have Made Progress)

Woo my faux leather arrived! Luckily I only need half of 1m so it's all good if I mess it up. I cut two strips to make the riding glove things and then tied them with some old leather cord I found. I've also roughed-up the edges of the material but arghhh I still don't know how to fix the skirt and make it stay up; I'm sure there's a simple solution as everyone else has managed it but it evades me :/

26th October 2013

Not So Tip-Top Top

As ever, off to a bad start. The Hessian material is the right weaved texture but the colour is way too light so I'm gonna have to get some brown shoe polish on this bitch. Initially, I cut the top too short so then had to add an extra bottom piece, which isn't technically correct but I suppose doesn't matter that much as it's a 'rugged' look. Very easy to sew, just a straight line down the back, then attached to an existing crop-top underneath to hold it in place. Safety pin creating the scrunched effect until I sew it.
Jesus Christ, I think this ninny's in for a long trek in the world of cosplay.