So something you may have gotten from reading my blog is that I like to Cosplay. As the last 18 months have been leading into getting ready for my wedding, costuming has taken a back seat. That is not to say I haven't been thinking about it a lot!
My time has been spent preparing costuming plans for the stunning gown worn by Emelia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. Many hours spent Googling and research is paying off! So far here is my progress... I hope to document even more as I finish this costume. My deadline is in November, when I will attend Supanova Brisbane (Brisnova)!
Some reference shots!
Above photos via http://emilia-clarke.net/gallery/
And some 'in progress' shots!
The shoulder pieces and belt were commissioned from a prop maker. He is a friend of mine in Brisbane, and I think he did an amazing job!
Please excuse the dirty mirror... Xx
Now the really cool thing about my research, is not only have I come across some amazing ladies who have made this costume; one of them was able to say where she purchased her fabric from, which incidentally is the store where Michelle Clapton purchased the actual fabric used in the dress! At that time, they only had it in a white colour so she had to dye it (which incidentally she has done an amazing job of!). When I emailed the store she spoke of, they happened to have the original colour of fabric in stock!!
Right away I enquired, and now 6 metres of the fabric is on its way to me! It was pricey, that's for sure; but I hope to make it worth it! They sent me a picture of the fabric also:
And just because it is so awesome!
Daenerys is also Mother of Dragons, and this dragon cuff earring is ah-mazing! The Etsy store Marty Magic Jewelry has so many other beautiful pieces, it is so hard to pick a favourite :)
That's probably enough awesome for one post, otherwise computers will melt down from the sheer awesomeness of it all! I hope to put in more in-progress shots, and share some of my favourite links of resources that are helping me along the way. Until next time!