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Daenerys’ Qarth Dress & Comic Con Paris 2013

So, for the past few months, I’ve been working on a special project : a costume for Paris’ Comic Con which took place last week. From the beginning I wanted to cosplay as Daenerys, since it was my first CC and first cosplay. I sketched the costume and made it myself from scratch, it was really fun ! Now, I’m going to detail the making of my Qarth Dress and show you the result 🙂

Daenerys Targaryen’s Qarth Dress (yes, the blue one)

qarth dress

THE dress

I used :
– blue fabric, very light and a bit transparent
– blue fabric, solid.
– gold fabric paint
– acrylic paint (gold too)
– craft foam (it must bend easily as it will be used for the belt and the shoulder pieces)
– light blue and invisible thread
– a light blonde wig
– a dragon ! I used my friend’s figurine of the Great Dragon from Merlin (BBC).

A lot of work !

First, I sketched the dress. I actually made a top and a long skirt separately, which was easier. You’ll also need to cut fabric for the “cape”. I fist made the skirt – that was the easy part. Then I made the top. It was trickier as I had to make it a bit open in the front, but not too much either. I then used a craft sponge to stain the fabric with golden fabric paint.

Next came the making of the foam parts. I’m very grateful to Kudrel-Cosplay for sharing a very good pattern for the belt. I cut the pattern in two and printed it on simple paper. Cutting the holes is fastidious, but it must be done !

Cutting the little holes

Then I taped it on my craft foam sheets with washi tape (in order not to tear the paper when I removed the tape) and traced the holes with a thin and pointy black marker (a Sakura 0.02).

qarth belt

When I took off the pattern, I just used my X-acto to cut the wholes. I then proceeded to paint the two parts of the belt with acrylic golden paint.

qarth belt

I used a paint brush for the first coat, and then a little craft sponge to give it some volume.


2nd coat of paint

For the shoulder pieces, I cut two rectangles (mesure your shoulders first) and used the belt pattern to trace holes, and repeated the painting steps.

qarth belt

The shoulder pieces

To assemble the two parts of the belt, and the shoulder pieces to the cape and top, I used “invisible” thread. It’s very thin and obviously almost invisible to the eye. I made holes in the back of the belt and put in a golden rope from my scrapbooking stash ^^

qarth belt

The belt : finished !

That’s pretty much everything, don’t hesitate to ask questions, and I hope you’ll enjoy the advice and pics 🙂

Me as Daenerys 🙂

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New Blog !

Hello guys ! Welcome to my first scrapbooking blog ever !

Just so you know, I’m from Paris, France, so trying out blogging in English is quite a challenge. As to why I’ve decided to dismiss my own language, I have to say that, sadly, scrapbooking isn’t that much popular out here. But I’m taking this as an opportunity to improve my English and make new friends, while sharing my scrap stuff and other crafts projects with you all 🙂 I may even share some tutorials and .studio files I’ve made for my *awesome* Silhouette Cameo… who knows ? 😉

That’s all for today, enjoy your visit,

Lizzie.

PS : As you can guess, my name’s not Lizzie nor Elisabeth, but I figure it would be a bit hard to pronounce properly, so here I go, steeling one of my favorite characters’ name 😉

PPS : (I love PPSing ahah) Feel free to correct me if I make big mistakes, I don’t  mind ^^

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