Since I saw the first episode of Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen has become my dream character. I've never met a character who caught my attention and touched my soul this deeply as her - except for Buffy. I've learnt so much from Dany and I saw myself in her from time to time. That's why she meant so much for me. Also, I've become really absorbed by the whole series, I love many of its characters and I'm stunned by the whole plot line. To sum it up, I've become a huge fan of Game of Thrones, and I've also fallen in love with George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire Saga, on which the Game of Thrones series is based.
THE FOLLOWING TEXT/DESCRIPTION OF THE DRESS CONTAINS GAME OF THRONES SEASON 1 SPOILERS!!!
In the future, I'm planning other Dany cosplays as well, but for now, I really wanted to create her burial outfit. As for the dress, it's the very same she's wearing at her wedding - except for the fact that her armbands are not on at Drogo's funeral. Anyways, I wanted to wear them at some of the photoshoots taken at Holdfénycon, so I created the armbands as well. If I had chosen a different styling of my wig, I could have been a "bride Dany" - but I also wanted to create the three baby dragons, Rhaegal, Drogon and Viserion. And I'm also waiting for a dear friend of mine to finish his Khal Drogo costume - then we can take a wedding photoshoot. 8) So the burial version was the best choice. Telling the truth, I love Dany's beautiful long hair with some loose half-braids - but the dothraki braids she wears at the funeral are picturing a more mature Daenerys, a real Khaleesi. And for now, I wanted to become this strong woman, the Daughter of the Dragon, the Blood of Old Valyria, Khal Drogo's Wife, the True Khaleesi...
I know that my facial features does not resemble a tiny bit to those of Emilia Clarke (the actress who portrays Dany in the series) but still, I hope you'll like my cosplay, and I'll be able to remind you of her. I also tried my best to create a dress as close to the original one as possible.
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Movie Costume at Holdfénycon 2011, Budapest