To celebrate the final season of GOT, I’m repurposing my Sansa Stark costume I made for a Halloween party a few years ago. I used two pieces that needed a little bit of work - this bodysuit was thrifted...
...and this lovely lace robe was a swap party score!!
Somehow at the swap party, I failed to see this lovely spottage action. Who's got two thumbs and isn't afraid of that spot??
It's time to get cracking because “winter is coming.”
I started off costume prep by getting rid of this spotted area on the lace robe. It's weird because this wasn't just a discoloration, but a hardened bit of something that got stuck to this piece. Texture wise, it felt just like pockets do when gum is left in them when they go through the washer. Super weird, right?
I decided to just follow the hem and trim off about five inches from the bottom. The weird spot was gone in no time!
With the robe tweaked, it was time to dye!! The character I'm dressing up as wears more muted tones and earth colors, so I decided to go with a shade of dark green. I was super excited to dye both pieces because there are so many different bits of fabric that will take differently to the color.
I added them to my washing machine...
...and out they came, dyed to perfection!!
Now that dyeing was complete, it was time to work on my headpiece. I found this wreath at a Salvation Army for $1.25. I loved the paper flowers and it felt perfect for the vibe that I was going for. I was originally going to make my own, but when I saw this one I just knew I could make it work!
Because it was too big for my head, I snipped the wire base of the wreath in half and adjusted it to fit me. I overlapped each end of the wreath, unraveled the thinner bits of wire wrapped around the whole thing (you can see this thinner wire below) and rewired them on top of the layered bits to hold them together.
Now it was time for my main piece of flair...Tyrion Lannister!
I bought a poster of Peter Dinklage's character Tyrion Lannister and began to work on him, to make him easy to carry.
I took an old cardboard box and cut one of the sides off from it.
I trimmed the poster to fit the square, coated the cardboard box with spray adhesive, and then affixed my man!!
To make him comfortable to carry, I turned him into a shield of sorts with some duct tape! Perfect for my arm to slip in and hold.
I ended up adding some white tulle and hand-stitched it to the back of my headpiece to create a veil.
Ready to see the entire look???
I paired my dyed pieces with a pair of comfortable vintage boots and a fabulous gold brocade skirt that I bought a while back at Goodwill just to have in my collection.
I'm really glad I talked myself into buying it years ago because it was the perfect complement to the ensemble!
Is it weird that I totally want to wear this headpiece out and about?? I'll just remove the veil for everyday wearing :)
I feel like a part of Winterfell.
Oh, and I can't forget my "raven" ring accessory. We'll just pretend he's got three eyes!!
The best part of my costume is that I will be wearing all of these pieces again! That bodysuit, since is has underwire, is going to be a staple layering piece in my wardrobe!
Will you be getting dressed up before the final episode?? We might need to curate outfits to wear on the series finale! ❄️🐉 ❄️