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Cosplay Experience

Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones):

In Spring of 2019, I worked to build Daenerys' dress from the season 7, episode 1. The scene where she returns to home to Dragonstone for the first time. I really loved this costume and wanted a project to do.

 

I purchased the wig and added more sections of white hair to it, in order to get bigger braids for her complicated hairstyle. I braided the hair to style the wig. 

 

I built the dress based on a McCall pattern that I altered slightly to make the dress fit tighter around my torso, since hers is very fitted in the scene. I also had to shrink the sleeves down from the pattern to fit my arms.

 

After building the base costume, I then worked to embroider the "scales" on her caplet, sleeves, and dress bodice in different shades of red, grey, and black embroidery floss. I also worked to heavily bead the shoulders, cape, and sleeves. I dyed some fabric that was blue to grey to add texture to the costume.

Professional Photos by Lauren Reed

Imogen Temult (Critical Role):

I built the vest, gloves, dress, bow, belt and pouch based on the character art for Laura Bailey's character on Critical Role. I used a old 90s pattern to build the vest.  The dress I built from a pattern I altered. The gloves, belt and pouch are made from 100% leather.  For the belt and pouch I used a pattern I found on Etsy. I also styled the wig to have loose wavy hair and pulled it back with the bow.

All Professional Photography was done by Karen Smith Photographer

Jester Lavorre (Critical Role):

I built the tail, necklace, and 3d printed the horns based on the character art for Laura Bailey's character on Critical Role. I used cosplay foam as the base for the tail and covered it in the same tights I am wearing so it would match. I added strips of leather as "tail jewelry." The outfit was put together to be inspired by Jester, it features the official Jester Dress from Critical Role.

All Professional Photography was done by  Kaitlyn Langford.

Vampire:

I wanted to do a vampire for Halloween in 2022 and was inspired by Laura Bailey's version of Delilah Briarwood from Critical Role. I built the red bodice and bustle from a curtain I found at Goodwill. The skirt is made of corduroy.  I wore it again for Halloween in 2023 but used a different skirt and pants because I wanted to be able to move more.

All Graveyard Photography was done by Lily Tacke.

Snow White Coats (Once Upon A Time):

I built two Snow White from Once Upon A Time inspired coats for my younger cousin and I. I used a pattern, although I adjusted it as needed. I decided to stray from the pattern and add grommets and lacing to the sleeves to add detail.

All Professional Photography was done by Karen Smith Photographer