Nancy’s doing the dress–I’m headed to Raleigh for final alterations today, it should be ready just in time to pop into my suitcase for Dragon*Con! I might save the final reveal until the convention so don’t expect any photos, I really think that this costume is going to be special so I’m trying to keep the whole thing a surprise. This dress has been quite difficult–it took Nancy a long time to find an appropriate pattern, and she likens the top layer of fabric to cobwebs, but it looks like it will come together gorgeously. I’m a big fan of Nancy because she shares my general costuming viewpoint: try to capture as much of the general look and feel of the costume as possible without forgetting that this is a garment that needs to be worn in the real world. She’s great at offering suggestions on how to make a piece more wearable, and she also doesn’t look at me like I’m nuts when I ask for changes. This is my third Dragon*Con with a costume that has been made or altered by Nancy. I’m so glad I found someone local who I like and who I know will be able to help me with my costuming needs! Everyone in the Raleigh-Durham area should go get costumes from Nancy, she’s the best!
Valerie I found on the Game of Thrones costuming group on Facebook (yes it exists). I was publicly bemoaning the difficulty of Melisandre’s giant neckpiece, and she quickly offered to make it for me and I happily accepted. A few months later I received, in the mail, a handmade full neckpiece complete with the shoulder parts, and a belt, and they are great! The pieces are very truthful to the screen version but they are light weight and fairly easy to wear. Again, no close-up pictures from me yet, but Valerie took some good pictures that you can see in this album. She really did an incredible job with a complex, highly-detailed commission.
Thank you so so much Valerie and Nancy!!! I’m so excited to put all the Melisandre pieces together! This is going to be such a baller costume, I can feel it. For the night is dark and full of awesome!