Oh Halloween my favorite holiday of the year. Mainly cause I love dressing up in different costumes and outfits, although, I do that occasionally in videos as well …
So, in keeping with my Game of Thrones themed Halloween costumes (I did Daenerys Targaryen 2 years ago), this year I decided to create Melisandre of Asshai .
This outfit was significantly easier to do than Daenerys since I now own a sewing machine (yay) and I bought a medieval dress pattern from Fabricland. However, the actual sewing of the dress took FAR LONGER than I originally thought it would. There was a lot of material.
A good quality red wig is KEY. I added black gloves because my hands were cold and I thought they looked cool, although she doesn’t actually wear them.
For the sleeves I decided to do a different material because I wanted them to be flowing and long and I was worried the satin I used for the main parts of the dress would be far to bulky. I thought it worked out pretty well aside from a slight material amount error. I was a bit short and had to create a middle part in the arms, which isn’t incredibly noticeable, but it bothers me cause I would have preferred them to have been a single piece each.
Although not quite visible, I took the time to hem all the loose edges of the arms and bottom etc. I was trying to create something I could wear again and I’m a slight perfectionist. This was a tedious task.
I also was going to make the necklace piece but…got far to lazy.
All in all, I am pretty happy with the quality of how my dress turned out. What do you think?
-Next up, Margaery Tyrell! :P