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Unread 06-16-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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Kahl Drogo, Game of Thrones

Hello, I'm new

For halloween this year I've decided to go as Kahl Drogo, the one from the series. Click here if you don't know what he looks like. Suggested by a friend after we saw him in the first episode of HBO's show, and solidified in my mind after episode 7 (The Pointy End) I'm willing to go all-out for this costume, as with the previous halloween, in which i went as a hipster. From learning how to work leather and making jewlery with resin, to growing out my beard and hair, to working out and tanning, to learning a fair amount of Dothraki (They invented a language, you know); enough to hold a basic conversation.

My intentions are for this topic to be a progress log of the creation of the costume.
Artistically speaking, Iím going to need to learn how to Work Leather, from selection to cutting to dying and construction. Iím also going to need to learn how to make a mold with silicone, and cast in resin. Having a good deal of ceramic knowledge and experience, Iím confident in my sculptural and molding abilities, and Iím very much looking forward to learning all of these things.

It would be cool if I could complete it by Otakon but as I've got a lot to learn that might not be viable.

Things to Create:

Leather Girdle: 40% complete
Progress:
- Pattern for Leather created,
- fitted to my body.
- Cardboard template also created.
- Leather type/weight decided upon
- Figure out sq/feet of leather needed
- Purchase Leather
- Cut Leather into Pattern
To do:
- Punch stitch holes
- Cut thongs for stitching/ornamentation
- Dye and seal leather
- treat leather to be soft and worked/used feeling.
- Stitch designs
- Put together, adjust!

Bracers
Progress: 30% complete
- Measurements
- Determine Pattern for Left/Right arm
- Figure out leather type/weight
- Figure out how much of each type is needed
- Purchase Leather
- Cut Leather to template
To Do:
- Figure out how each part fits together
- drill holes for stitches
- Cut strips for woven bracer
- cut long strips for wrapping around arm
- cut thongs for stitching
- Dye/Seal leather
- Weave, combine, fit, fix.

Wedding Belt of Horse Medallions
Progress: 5% complete
- Figure out Sizing for primary medallion
- Figure out Patterning for relief
- Purchase non-Sulphurous Clay
To Do:
- Carve relief of Medallion
- Carve relief for intermediary beads
- Make silicon mold
- Cast intermediary bead, test chrome spray. Determine if cold casting or chrome spray yields best results
- Test shoepolish patina
- Once surface has been determined, make Silicon mold for medallion
- Cast 8 times in resin,
--- add finish, if not cold-cast

Short Buffalo Horn Knives:

Progress: 20% complete
- Design blade
- Print Pattern
- Carve Blade from wood
To Do:
- Fill wood
- Sand smoooth
- polyurethane
- Sand, buff, poly, sand buff till metal-smooth.
- Continue to add detail with Apoxie, or clay, smooth.
- Make Silicon Mold
- Determine wether weighting with fishing weights or a powder additive is most cost-effective.
- Cast in resin, twice
- Paint
- Clear Coat

Loincloth / Pants
Progress: 0% complete
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To do:
- Figure out how much hide is needed, what the wedding version is made of/how its composed
- Purchase necessary supplies
- cut, figure out how to wear
- Cut strips, attach feathers/beads/extras

Arakh

Progress: 5% complete
- Figure out design and scale specifications
- Determine Wood to use
- Purchase Wood
To Do:
- Cut to shape, glue together
- Shape blade
- use clay/apoxie to shape handle, or further shape blade
- Make it smooooove
- Make Silicone Mold of blade (2-part)
- Paint Arakh
- Weather
- Finishing touches


Hair / Beard / Beads / Extras.

Progress: 5% complete
- Beard at 25% required length
To Do:
- Figure out how to use hair extentions
- Design the hair and beard beads
- create with sculpey or apoxie, or wire
- paint

Body

Progress: 75% complete
- Work out 5 days a week, with a focus on strength and size over endurance
- Ketogenic diet (currently cutting)
To Do:
- Further develop/bulk up pectoral muscles, aim to increase chest circumference by 4 inches
- Tan. I'm a pale dude
- Reduce bodyfat % from 15% to 12%
- Lose 10 lbs, of primarily fat.


Dothraki

Progress: 0% complete
- Begin learning basic grammatical and phonetical rules of Dothraki
To Do:
- Learn basics of grammar
- Learn basics of pronunciation
- Learn 100 of the most important conversational words
- Learn 10-30 canned phrases
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