Michele Carragher (facebook)
Just to answer some of your questions regarding Margaery’s wedding dress.
The dress was bias cut in one piece (not by me, that was by one of the lovely costume makers Margaret Pescott) with a godet train inserted at the back. For the embroidery the Costume Designer Michele Clapton didn’t want the roses to be too pretty and soft but wanted a bit of a dangerous edge to it with spikey thorns.
For the stems I used mainly a silver plaited cord with some thorns that I made from painting fine leather silver, folded and glued then shaped a little by hand and finally cut in to thorny shape. I also used some Czech glass spikes as well as the leather thorns. For a couple of the briars I used viscose gimp with gold, dyed a silvery grey and covered 3-4 strands of this with a silver mesh wire.
For the leaves I painted some fine leather silver and cut out various sizes to stitch on, and also made some sprigs of velvet embroidered and wired leaves.
The roses were made from the dress fabric, bias cut strips that I folded and rolled to shape, stitched to hold the shape and then gave each a stem by using some mesh wire to cup the bloom and then rolled tight for the stem.
There were some small metal roses from her brother’s armour, that I added some pearl painted fish scale sequin petals to and jewelled centres.
There is also a stylised rose flower at the centre of the front belt section, which I made, various layers and petals with a pearl and labarodite centre.
I think I spent around 10 days on this dress, the longest process was making all the rolled roses that were needed to spill down from the thorny stems at the back down onto the train (there were about 350 of them to make and then sew on!).
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I had a really great time at Dee-con on Saturday so I thought I’d share some photos from the day :)
If you want to see better photos of my costume and WIP images just hop along to my facebook page
Rumplestiltskin: Enochian Rebel
Commissar: Imperial Ponies
You wanted a war, dear reader? Here is war, up close and personal. Here is the boredom and the fear and the being locked in a “safe” place with no control. Here is Prim dying pointlessly. Here is PTSD. Here is a brainwashed, weaponized version of your beautiful lover who went off to battle and came back a killer. Here are people, fatuous people but people who cared about you and who just happened to be on the wrong side at the wrong time, people who are beaten and kept in chains by your allies. Here are your friends and peers dying screaming in the stinking dark, literally torn to pieces and devoured alive. Here is the man you thought would be your confidante for life and maybe something more, the blood of your fucking family all over his hands. Here is beaten down exhaustion and despair and confusion. Here is everything you wanted, dear reader. Eat it up. Choke it down. Does any of it seem so necessary now?
And for all that price paid, what changes? The old man is dying anyway, he chokes to death on his own blood laughing at you. The old lady just brings the games back. Everything you fought for, perverted by power-hungry politicians. All that changed was the color of the boot and the neck it pressed down on.
Even after righting THAT final wrong, the only happy ending Katniss gets is that she can tell her kids why mommy wakes up screaming at night.
Yeah, the prose isn’t the best. But damn do I love where Collins took the series. It’s not an adventure series about justified vengeance. It’s about the consequences of violence, and the personal and social toll it takes on everybody. She fashioned an intense anti-war story and suckered the audience into it with her thrilling dystopia tales. What a great trick.
He—the “mr” makes me assume it’s a he—got it. That’s why I think this trilogy is so brilliant, and this guy got it, though I wouldn’t have in-your-face’d the review so bad. Collins shows the aftermath of revolution so beautifully.
Game Of Thrones gets auto-tuned and it’s goddamned delightful.
I actually kind of love this…
Thank you so much! It’s so lovely to hear that people liked it :) I had such a great time yesterday. I hope I managed to say hi and chat to you!
Better picture of her glowing #Tui plush!
It was so cool!（≧∇≦）
These are so cute! So happy we got a photo together :)
The dichotomy of feminine Sansa and her tomboy little sister, Arya, coupled with the modern tendency to champion a misunderstanding of feminism in the form of “strong women” only, erroneously causes many readers and viewers to assume that Sansa is somehow in the wrong from the very beginning. They view her through the misconception-colored glasses of “femininity=weakness”, and assume she is weak, soft, and shallow.
Despite the wishes of fanboys everywhere, Sansa Stark is here to stay, and may be one of the most important characters in political-fantasy to date. The young girl, trained in courtesy and domestic arts, began coming of age, gaining political awareness, and fighting for her own survival before many other characters in this series, and has the potential to become the most powerful player of “the game of thrones” in Westeros.
I got to see legendofimogen in her AMAZING #PrincessYue #cosplay which she won second place for in #DeeCon’s cosplay competition yesterday! ( ੭ ˃̵͈́∀˂̵͈̀)੭ᕀଂ✧
I’m so mad at myself for not getting any detail shots because the beading work on her sleeves was intense!
Thank you for the gorgeous edit! I loved meeting you guys so much. I had the best day :D
My Princess Yue costume! I’m so happy with how it turned out and I ended up winning second place in Dee-con’s costume competition :D Thank you to everyone who came up to say hi. You really made my day. I’m so excited to start on new projects now!
Photography by Justkeeptrekkin
(my cosplay facebook page)
Finished entry for Friendship Editions Moon Power zine!
Watercolour and gouache on watercolour paper.
So I’ve already reblogged this picture ages ago and I loved it so much. It’s my favourite piece of Sailor Moon art and so I was so surprised to meet Melanie at Dee-con yesterday and I couldn’t leave without grabbing a print of it. I was literally so happy! Thank youuu!
Margaery Tyrell’s wedding dress (x)
From the “Just so we’re clear, I don’t love you, in fact I hate you” collection.
this dress screams HANDS OFF, ASSHOLE and I love it
omfg I want this dress for day wear
My #coordinate for during the day Saturday of #kitacon!
Was really chuffed with how this came together 🎀
You look amazing! Hope the weekend was great :)