And I guess here’s a dragon on a stick picture. Because everyone loves shishkababed dragons.
So I started out by finding a fabric that was a good match for the version of the version of the dress I wanted (there’s two: a simple linen dress, and a more complicated embroidered silk dress) The fabric I found was a remnant under a huge pile of fabric, and I was lucky to have enough fabric (you probably need 2-2.5 yards). I also ended up lining mine so if you want to do that, then you need lining too.
As for the pattern, I stumbled along this great tutorial ( http://jfsoup.blogspot.com/2013/07/daenerys-cosplay-pattern-and-makeup.html ) , so that’s what I used. However I found out about this pattern after I was mostly done which you’d need to modify slightly, but it’s doable ( http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6941-products-48287.php?page_id=494 ). I wish I had seen it earlier, ah well.
I had a bunch of help from my mom with figuring out the pattern/how to sew things together as sewing isn’t my strong suit. And let me tell you, having a lining did not help this crazy dress get any less crazy.
Me with some of the very amazing Game of Thrones characters at ECCC today. Props to them for taking best group.
(Also, general ECCC pics!)
I was a finalist, but didn’t place. :/ But for my first contest, I did well.
On the bright side, both the crowd and people I met all day loved me and my dragon, and I often stopped for pictures only to stand there holding a dragon for twenty minutes straight.
I was really happy with how my dress turned out, and I posted some detail pictures so you could see better the amount of work that went into the dress. Smocking alone took an hour a strip (there were 10), stiching the gold on took 3 hours, the decorative square chain stiching took 4, and top stiching took 4 also (and that’s just the detail work).
I’m excited to finish the rest of Dany’s props and costuming for season 3 (cloak, leather harness, sitting dragon?), and for season 4 next Sunday!
Today I started ripping Drogon’s wings off. They had started breaking at Comicon and I was worried about their integrity at the photoshoot I’m having with my friend Air Bubbles Cosplay next week. I decided I wanted to have my dragon be posable and also fit in my car (unlike before). So, I’m doing poseable dragons, yay!
Didn’t have enough left over leather to make it out of leather like I want, so I used craft foam for now. Actually turned out pretty good.