Cosplayer Hanamaru > Costume of Daenerys Stormborn of House Targeryen from Game of Thrones
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
The chest armor is made of faux leather fabric with a craft foam base. Each piece was assembled like a puzzle and hand sewn together first before adding stitched details in thick cotton cord. The chest armor laces up in the back and closes with a buckle at the waist.
The tunic was made from iridescent taffeta, which I hand painted the design on using sponges and light purple/silver fabric paint. The brown dragon scale trim was cut out and attached to the bottom of the tunic.
The Dothraki style waist cape was made from a piece of leather look vinyl cut into shape and weathered using various brown paints and fabric dye for the inside of the cape. The boots were also weathered with paint and dye, and leather straps were added on.
Little Drogon was a plush dragon toy that I found; he was painted black with dark red wings.
- Personal Thoughts:
- Game of Thrones/ A Song of Ice and Fire is quickly becoming one of my favorite series ever. I was enchanted by the story of Daenerys and her struggle to become a strong and fearsome queen. I chose to make an outfit from the second season of the TV series, when Daenerys is in Qarth. This costume is not yet finished, as I would like to add some more detail to this costume as well as the other two dragons.
- Styling Notes
- I got this long curly wig with a lace front to use for this costume. I washed out the styling product to keep the curls stiff and braided the hair tightly all over the wig. The wig was submerged in hot water for a few hours, then left to air dry overnight. After spraying with hairspray and releasing the braids, the wig was less curly and more wavy. It was then lightly brushed and pulled into two braids around the top of the wig, with the rest flowing freely.
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