Daenerys Season 3 Episode 7 White Slave Collar Dress Neckpiece Tutorial.
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:
Photo of the neckpiece:
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:
- Black Scupley [You can use any kind of clay molding, I bought extra cause I predicted I would screw up the first one - which I did]
- Any kind of polymer varnish. You can ask a store clerk for assistance as to which one you want to use. I used Matte.
- Some strips of Brown/black leather or pleather, it doesn’t matter what you use.
- Aluminium foil to help the sculpey mould.
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.