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How to Make a Daenerys Targaryen Costume

Elsie Goycoolea
By Elsie Goycoolea. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Make a Daenerys Targaryen Costume

If you had ever wondered how would you look like with blond hair, then you can’t go wrong if you choose to dress up as Daenerys Targaryen. Queen Daenerys I Targaryen is one of the main female characters, played by Emilia Clarke, in the popular TV show Game of Thrones. She is a dauntless leader and a strong independent woman who while conquering new places still manages to showcase impressive hairstyles. If you are planning to go as Daenerys Targaryen, or The Mother of Dragons, we can help you make a superior costume so you only have left getting a hold of a dragon companion.

In this OneHowTo article we explain how to make Daenerys Targaryen costume.

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While Daenerys Targaryen’s character was first portrayed as innocent, naïve and delicate, she evolved to become a wise, strong headed and courageous woman. For this costume we will be focusing on Daenerys Targaryen as a strong and elegant female.

Daenerys Targaryen has many iconic styles so we will be going through one of the most popular ones: the qarth dress look.

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You can either purchase a light turquoise color full length dress from a store or you can take you scissors out and make yourself a dress out of blue fabric. As you may have noticed the dress sits very relaxed on the body so with just some simple arrangements you can make yourself a replica from the TV show.


You may have noticed that Daenerys Targaryen’s dress flows like a cape. You can add this effect to your dress by wearing a blue, thin scarf and letting it fall down your back.


The main elements of this dress are the golden accessories she wears around her waist, shoulders and arms. For Daenerys Targaryen’s golden belt, you can make yourself one with hot glue following a set pattern and then painting it gold. Alternatively, you can use a metal gold belt.

For the shoulders you can cut pieces of a leather belt, paint them gold and then glue them onto your dress.

You can complete the accessories by wearing some golden bracelets and arm cuffs; as well as, golden hanging earrings and maybe a few golden rings.

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For your feet, you can wear gladiator style sandals, preferably in golden or silver tones with very little heel.

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Last but not least, we couldn’t forget about Daenerys Targaryen’s blond bleached hair. You may go all in and bleach your hair or alternatively use a wig. You want to slightly curl your hair and let it sink out into soft waves. You can choose to braid some of your hair by following some of her most beautiful hair styles.

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Daenerys Targaryen doesn’t wear a lot of makeup but we do suggest that you focus on your eyebrows in order to bring some personality to your face.

Add a good layer of foundation. Get a powder that is two shades darker than your skin tone and contour the sides of your nose and brush under the cheekbones. Apply a nude lipstick tone and a dark brown eye-shadow for the whole lid. Apply a lighter, golden tone to the lower eyelid.

How to Make a Daenerys Targaryen Costume - Step 7

Complete your costume by pairing up with someone that wants to dress up as your dragon or maybe wants to arrive to the party dressed up as the iconic King Jon Snow.

You can also purchase a toy dragon to take with you to the party or even create some dragon eggs with paper mache.


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