Brisbane Supanova 2013 - Daenerys Targaryen - season 3 episode 7
Cosplay Tutorial [x]
Hi guys, Another tutorial from me! This practically completes my daenerys cosplay [just have to rebraid my wig] so today I’m going to show you how I made the belt shown here:
Alright cool, so the first thing I did was go through my scraps, I found some cheap vinyl that I once bought in a scraps bin that was gray, all I did was put some brown acrylic paint on it. From the photo it looks like its kind of braided somehow… I decided just weaving it would be fine. I don’t really know how they made that belt, but it looks so cool.
I started off with cutting long, thin pieces which would go the entire way around my waist, and then cutting short 11cm strips for the sides. Then I started cutting longer pieces, the longest being 13cm, to go in the middle diamond. I then started weaving from one side, making sure it was as tight as possible.
I had to keep pulling on them to make them as tight as possible so there was near to no gaps between the strips. Then I got out my hot glue gun and began gluing the edges on to the back. It got a bit messy, as hot glue guns are. But at the end just pick off all the dried strings of glue that stick to the piece.
As I kept this process up it got very easy. However, when I reached the middle it was definitely not a walk in the park. The middle requires extra length way pieces, and to be kind of made like steps with the weaving. My problem is I kept underestimating how long I wanted the lengthways pieces and I had to keep gluing extensions on. It was a mess! But It turned out alright and I hid all the places I went wrong.
Once the entire length of the belt was weaved, I cut a long piece of the vinyl to shape of the belt and hot glued it to the belt as shown below, to neaten it up and make it more comfortable to wear.
Below is a picture of me wearing the belt, I don’t think it’s too bad! Not exactly like the belt she wears, but I think its quite close don’t you think! And sure it’s a little messy in the middle, but it serves the purpose hah
That concludes this tutorial for the belt Daenerys wears in the respective episode. Now to rebraid the wig, and then the entire collection is done ready for Supanova in two weeks!!!!! So excite.
Thanks guys for any support you have given me, I know its support cause I have never gotten as much likes/reblogs on my tutorials as I did in my white dress tutorial! So thank you!
Hello! Today I will be showing you how I created the white dress from the episode “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”
This is the dress and respective episode. As you can see it is a simple dress gathered in the front with two separate pieces. The main dress goes all around and is a shade of ivory or coffee and the front panel is just a strip of white fabric. It looks like a silk dupioni or some material like that. However, I find a stretch fabric that was just too gorgeous to pass by, it was in the clearance section and it didn’t have the type of fabric labelled so I asked the lady at the counter and she said it was just left over dress fabric and she didn’t know. I don’t even know how to describe the material. Here is a picture:
Gorgeous right? Anyway, so first I just folded it over and pinned two rough square pieces together allowing for extra in the front panel up the top cause i knew it would be gathered together.
Then I gathered both the main piece at the front and white front panel using a needle and thread and pulling it all together and securing with a heavy knot. I did it twice on both panels to make sure it was strong enough.
Then I sewed both panels where they have been gathered together, as tight as I could cause this is connected to the neckpiece and I wanted it as light as possible so it doesn’t weigh down and possibly snap the neckpiece.
And then I grabbed a scrap piece of black cotton which is what I used to connect to the neckpiece. I wrapped it around the gathered pieces and made sure there was enough extra spare to actually go through the hole in the neckpiece. I sewed the black cotton strap to the gathered pieces by hand just trying to get it as well connected as possible, and I did it twice because if one piece of string broke it would all fall apart, so I made sure I reinforced it a few times.
Next I cut the bottom of the dress so it would have a small puddle tail [its not too noticeable] and then sewed the hems of the bottom pieces just to make it a bit neater.
AND TA DA! It is done! It’s super easy! I didn’t have any troubles with it.
Here is what it looks like on! I think I only need to make a few adjustments i.e I’m going to pin it to my undergarments so that it takes some of the weight off the neckpiece and I’m probably going to take it in a bit more and sew the top seam somehow to make it neater at the back. But yeah I’m pretty happy with this! But now I have to make the belt… which looks hard! So wish me luck :D
Hi everyone! Finally some new content to upload! Today I’ll be showing you how I designed and created Daenerys Slave Collar Neckpiece for my next cosplay from the particular episode of Game of Thrones “The Bear and the Maiden Fair.”
Some reference photos:
Photo of the cosplay I will be doing:
This picture is very edited, I found it on tumblr to use as a reference photo. She wears this neckpiece almost throughout the entire series so it could be helpful for her other costumes during the season to read through this tutorial.
For this particular piece I used:
I knew the Clay would be difficult to use cause I’m not very experienced with it. So I wrapped some aluminium foil around my neck to make a mould of my neck, it didn’t really help that much so its optional. Good to try and wrap my mind about how thick or how curved I wanted it to be.
On a board I rolled out a line of scupley and rolled it into a open circle. I attached a small piece in the centre which is wear my dress will be attached. A made two small holes on each end because this is where the leather will loop through so you can tie the neckpiece around your neck. This was the hardest part and I spent ages trying to get it as smooth as possible.
I wrapped it around a make shift aluminium foil trying to get the shape as good as possible so that when I wear it around my neck it fits well. I think its essential to create some kind of mould to put the sculpey on. You don’t want it to heat up absolutely straight stiff cause when you put that on it won’t sit right. This took a lot of time to figure out so just take my advice.
Put it in the oven, and adjust your temperature and time according to your oven. My oven is slow so I had it in for half an hour. When you take it out of the oven, careful not to touch the sculpey as it could easily move out of shape and even snap cause its still fragile. Once it cools you can tell its done by how stiff it is.
Coat the neckpiece in some Polymer Varnish, I used Matte Varnish and did 3 coats. It doesn’t matter how rough this neckpiece looks as it doesn’t have to be perfect. Mine had a fair few bubbles in it, I wasn’t paying much attention to what I was doing! But oh well. You can always sandpaper the varnish off and re-do it I’m pretty sure.
Yeah it looks a bit rough, but the shape is right! Hooray! [I’ll let you in on a secret, I did 4 attempts at this so by the end I’m pretty happy it only turned out a little bit bad]
Lastly, pull two straps of brown or black leather/pleather through the two ends and stitch it together roughly. No one sees this part so I don’t think it matters too much. [You could probably use any kind of material for this but I think the pleather I used looks nice plus its rather stretchy so any weight pulling the neckpiece down the stress should be on the pleather and not the clay.]
And thats that! All you need to do is tie the straps around your neck just as any other necklace!
Here is some photos of me wearing my new neckpiece!
My ask box is always open for queries. I should disclaim that I am still an inexperienced cosplayer, i.e my first time with sculpey. But I’d love to be helpful to anyone who is looking for advice or anything really.
Although she only wears this dress for one scene, it looks super easy and not as uncomfortable as my last cosplay! Yay so excited!
I will have to get some better quality images later :D
So I reused my Daenerys costume for a ‘Around the World’ themed party, like as if I’d wanna do Earth. Totally did Westeros and pretended to be a dothraki handmaiden, didn’t feel like wearing the wig. So here are some nice pictures with my costume shown and a silly one! Enjoy!
Also, the only thing running through my head when seeing these photos is ‘DAENERYS GOT ON A BOAT’
Supanova is in two weeks but man that dress is beautiful. I felt like I didn’t have enough inspiration to do it this year! :( Damn.
Basically all I’m doing at supanova this time is dying my hair purple and wearing a cute dress.
If you guys see any cosplays from this season which would just be magical, let me know which episode and I will start for my November cosplay!! Itd be a shame to only use my wig for one costume :D