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Archive for April 18, 2014
It’s no wonder Game of Thrones won an Emmy for its outstanding costume design over the past two years. Unfortunately, you don’t always see the intricate designs on many of the costumes but the work is nothing short of exquisite.
In the Season 3 Blu-ray, Designer Michele Clapton explained why Daenerys wears a bright blue dress instead of the traditional Targaryen colors of red and black (which Viserys wore): blue was the colour of royalty in Khal Drogo’s khalasar. It was the colour of the expensive dye which they adorned themselves with, moreso on special occasions such as Drogo’s wedding; so while Daenerys no longer wears a Dothraki-style outfit, she switched to blue as a symbol of her authority as a khaleesi and in memory of Drogo.
Clapton also wanted a dragonscale like textured embroidery which begins to emerge on Daenerys’s costume – a design that keeps growing and evolving as the season progresses.
Now check out this other Amazon-Exclusive Game of Thrones Daenerys bundle which includes a T-Shirt, POP Figure and Keychain collectible (although that keychain would be too adorable to use).
To finish, here’s my WoW inspired take on her most prominent costume of Season 3 taken from three different images. I had to do a bit of digging through my screenshot folder but I think this old foe works quite well here.
Yesterday, I was curious to see just how many Daenerys Targaryen Funko Pops I could find. Let me tell you, there are a lot! As part of the 2013 Amazon-Exclusive Game of Thrones bundle, you get three Exclusive Funko Pop Vinyls of Khal Drogo, Daenerys and her dragon Rhaegal as a bonus.
This dirt covered Dothraki version with a pure green dragon is what makes this one unique. At the time, this was the only way to purchase Rhaegal but I’ve since read that he will be available to purchase individually later in the year.
Now check out the other ones I’ve found with her sporting the same outfit and featuring different coloured dragons.
The red and green dragon on the left is the one Cool bought as an early birthday present. The other two variants seem to exist as part of the same release although I’ve heard the pure red one is quite rare. The bronze and gold version also appears as a Barnes and Noble exclusive. Australia even had its own version of a limited release from JB Hi-Fi.
That’s four right there!
So after all this fascination with the Mother of Dragons, I was inspired to recreate her Dothraki-style outfit which turned out better than my first attempt.
I’d like to give her other costumes a try including her wedding dress and more recent glamorous outfits but I’ll see how I go. Also, featuring her other Funkos in one post would be too much cuteness in one place.