Elfia, formerly Elf Fantasy Fair, is an outdoor event in the Netherlands. We could all expect rain. But the weather forecast was particularly distressing so instead of doing a nice princess dress or wearing my Daenerys summer costume I decided to go for a Plan B which I’ve titled “How to make a costume in less than a week”
It started when I knew the theme of the event was Game of Thrones and I looked at my bought e-tickets for the event. During Easter I’d let a street tile fall onto my foot and when I walk it looks like I’m as old as my grandma. Even older. In short, I was going to be tied to a wheelchair for the event and I wasn’t going to let my fun depend on this disaster of the foot or on the disaster of the cold and rainy weather. I decided to stick to the theme of the event and bring my own cheap-ass throne.
I’d found a base for another Blue dress of Daenerys and it looked good as I adjusted it. I found the same fabric for the dress in a darker colour and decided to make the cloak for the costume. This was done two days before the event and costed less than 20 euros. The necklace I used the horn of an old viking helmet for (1 euro). The trousers I found the day before the event in a second hand shop (4 euros), the shoes as well costing me 5.50 euros.I used old canvas to cover the boots. The wig was found by my mother in a party shop and is of very cheap quality so it was a pain to braid but costed about 15 euros and was the only thing I could get my hands on in time before the event.
This was a description of how to make a costume in about three days time for not too much money. And yes, I was in a wheelchair almost the entire day but I had lots of fun!
And I did sit on the real HBO Replica of the Iron Throne. Hah!