As requested, Armor! Did I mention how much I love leather armor? Yes? Oh… Well, nothing has changed! Leather obviously isn’t the cheapest or easiest material to work out of, but it looks so amazing once finished, and lasts through so much more wear-and-tear than foam armor! Envel Cosplay documents the whole process on making a leather breast plate completely in the notes on the original Deviation. This tutorial is a keeper :)
Michele Carragher, the head embroider on Game of Thrones, made this awesome tutorial to show how she created the dragonscale fabric that appears on several of Daenarys’ costumes in S3 and S4.
Ms. Carragher says that the dragonscale fabric was created because “In season 3 the Costume Designer Michele Clapton wanted a Dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on three of Daenery’s costumes, which becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses” (Carragher).
In stages 9-11 of the tutorial we see how the textile evolves from lightly to heavily embellished. This progression is meant to illustrate Daenarys’ personal growth and the growth of her dragons (source).