Finally six months later I have managed to get a good picture of me in my dragon lolita dress that I made for doing Daenerys Targaryen Lolita cosplay at the Scifi weekend. Unfortunately though I had fun, and though the wig I bought was actually reasonable quality, it did not suit my skin tone at all, also everyone was drinking and playing guitar and getting flattering pictures for my blog wasn’t a high priority (to be fair not really for me either) so the pictures I have are absolutely terrible.
To add insult to injury I’d actually been out the week before with a friend wearing the co-ord without the wig and a professional photographer had taken pictures of me that were unbelievably amazing, but they had all kinds of ‘Do not reproduce….ever’ signs up on their website, so I can’t share them on here 😦
These ones were taken by Jon when we were out in Shoreditch last week, so they will do nicely I suppose!
Hairbow and JSK by me (fabric by Alexander Henry)
Blouse by New Look
Petticoat by Bodyline
Generic black tights and Clarkes shoes.
I am in desperate need of more accessories to go with this outfit. I have the stuffed dragon handbag, but it wasn’t suitable for what I was doing that day. Particularly a cute necklace.
Since I made the dress in January the cost of the Alexander Henry Dragons fabric I used seems to have more than doubled on etsy. (the one I have linked to may look reasonable, but omg have you seen the price of their international shipping!) part of me is relieved I made it when I did, part of me is sad as a friend asked me to make one for them, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get the fabric cheap enough to again!
I have been working on a dress I’ve nearly finished but have been slightly scuppered by illness this week. grrrr!
The fabric stall is also back on Lewisham Market 😀 and she had new stock in, so I may have gone a bit nuts…
I actually know what I am intending to do with all of it, but it will have to wait a while as I have stuff to keep me busy for the next several months!
Also last weekend, we went shopping in East Dulwich and found a birdcage in a charity shop. it is just the right size for making a top hat out of, but Jon for some reason has vetoed that (may have something to do with my vast collection of hats already that I hardly ever wear), I really want to stuff it with fairies or goblins or poisonous looking silk flowers or something, but I don’t currently own anything suitable, so it has been put to good use containing our Skeksi model Chancellor for the moment…..
Doesn’t he look cute! 🙂