DIY Daenerys Targaryen Costume

**Not screen accurate**

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“I am Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen. Daenerys Targaryen: The First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khalisee of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.”

Again, to restate, it’s not a screen accurate rendition of Daenerys, but this is an easy way to use the base of an existing costume without needing to create a dress from scratch.


  • Existing costume – ideas include greek princess or Sea Queen
  • Blue fabric
  • Various ribbons and beads
  • Platinum blond wig (can include bells to pay homage to the books)
  • Dragons (and elastic bands)
  • Large teeth for necklace (I used Cave Woman costume earrings)

I didn’t alter the dress at all, except to add ribbons to it. I added two ribbons over the waistband to replace the more Greek-inspired design that was included:


I also added a similar ribbon across the bottom of the dress. I then knotted beads onto string and then attached those to the ribbon across the waistband.


For jewelry, I bought a costume wrist cuff and earrings that I thought were Daenerys’ inspired. For the necklace, I took cave woman teeth costume earrings and painted them gold. Then, attached them both to a necklace chain from Joann Fabrics.


Because it was going to be cold walking around outside, I also made a blue cloak to wear over the dress using blue fabric and blue ribbon ties. I tried to make it reminiscent of this cloak of Dany’s:


I added braids into the wig, and also worked bells into the braids (like the Dothraki tradition in the books):


I also bought these two dragons on Amazon. I strung hair ties around them to be able to wear them with my costume.


I also painted some swords so I could make an Iron Throne for my official work costume contest submission photo 😉


Check out the final result!




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