Cosplay has been something I've been getting into very slowly, mostly because I'm terrible with time management and still learning how to sew something all by myself. The last two cosplays I did were way back in high school and middle school, Reno from Final Fantasy 7 and Fujin from Final Fantasy 8. But recently I managed to complete ONE costume (with lots of help) and that's my original take on Melisandre from Game of Thrones you see here!
Most of you already know I'm a huuuuge Thrones fan. I've read all the books already, pour countless hours on the Ice & Fire Forum, have way too many Game of Thrones related blog posts on here, and just generally have a weird obsession with the series. One character that interested me a lot was Melisandre, or "The Red Woman," as she's known as.
She is very interesting for very spoiler-y reasons that I won't go into detail here, but her story really picks up now that she's at The Wall. Stay tuned, guys. ;)
I dyed my hair red for the cosplay and liked the color so much that I've kept it since (almost over one year now), although I'm thinking of going Psylocke purple in the winter. The costume itself is a simple medieval dress from two Frankenstein'd dress patterns, I believe from Butterick, the shawl just one long piece of stretchy satin fabric with the edges sewn.
It was about 90 bazillion degrees out and I was in a heavy dress with a shawl on, not a cloud in the sky when we were hoping for some cloud coverage to give the shots a more "nighttime" feel. That last shot is totally me thinking, "I'm really hot, sweaty, and just want a water right now." Oh, the things we do for our fandoms!
Next cosplay is going to be a genderbent Dandy from Space Dandy! That one is going to be a lot easier and quicker. Hopefully.