Before we begin on this Khaleesi/ Daenerys Targaryen tutorial, I have to confess that "Game of Thrones" just ain’t my bag. I only got through one episode, but it came across as a rape-y, 14-year-old HALO enthusiast’s wet dream to me. I mean I can only handle so many scenes of girls offering their bodies to their grunting, heinous husbands FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY or whatever. So I turned it off. BUT that khaleesi chick? Totally cute.
Here’s what I came up with:
So what will you need to channel Khaleesi dragon goddess realness? The perfect dress, some dusted faerie queen makeup, and BRAIDS. Many, many braids.
STEP ONE: The Hair.
Braids are a must for any medieval, supernatural, warrior princess woman.
This halo of braids is actually really easy to execute. Only minimal French braiding experience is required so you don’t have to stress about not having practiced enough at girl’s camp sleepovers. Just French braid small chunks of your hair on either side of your head, gathering more hair as you go, and then bobby-pin them together in the back! I just kept right on braiding random portions of my hair to get the ultimate warrior goldilocks.
STEP TWO: The Makeup.
I don’t know about you, but the first thing I noticed about Khaleesi was her LIPS. Her perfectly blushed pout is so gorgeous. Rather than using a color for these just-bitten lips, you’re going to want to use a tint. Tarte’s LipSurgence lip tint in “Lust Red” is ideal for this look.
As for the eyes, I just dusted them with a white, powdery shadow and some gold glitter eyeliner from e.l.f (India was right their products ROCK) I’m also rocking my trademarked globs of mascara and false lashes.
STEP THREE: The Outfit.
So here’s where things got a wee bit tricky. You see, I have no money, but I found some BEYOND gorgeous designer dresses online that screamed Khaleesi that I will of course share with you if only to unburden myself from all of this envy.
My favorite Khaleesi look that I wanted to replicate SO BADLY was this one:
Unfortunately, this more modern, yet perfect queen Khaleesi sparkly, sea green dress I lusted after costs $1,575:
BUT WHATEVS. I also found this beautiful, flow-y Lucienne dress for those of you willing to spend about four hundred bucks:
AND this actually gorgeous Forever21 dress that is only 32 bucks!
Say what you will about Forever21, but this store has awesomely cheapo basics. You are always guaranteed to find sequin mini-skirts and Grecian maxi dresses for your rambunctious, role-play-heavy night in. Sure this dress is a little more spritely and girly than what Khaleesi tends to wear, but I kind of doubt that any reader would willingly don rags and sexy chainmail on a regular basis. If you object to my overgeneralization, do let me know in the comments and we can work something out.
Also, I would be remiss if I left out this Urban Outfitters crystal ball necklace as a Khaleesi outfit NECESSITY.
ANYWAY, here’s my warrior dragon queen outfit that consists of a pink, thrifted, pleated leather skirt (sidenote: one of these days I’m going to make a thrifting tips post, I promise.) and a corseted top that my weird jock boyfriend sewed for me. Seriously.
SO THERE YA HAVE IT. And, just for kicks, I’ll leave you with this because what would a Game of Thrones tutorial be without BOOBZ.