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Daenerys Targaryen Costume Guide

DIY Daenerys Targaryen Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween
How to Dress Like Daenerys for Cosplay and Halloween [Photo: wdlee00]

Become the “Mother of Dragons” and burst on the cosplay scene with a flaming hot Daenerys costume. Learn how to dress as the iconic Khaleesi with our DIY costume guide.

All hail Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons. Daenerys Targaryen (sometimes referred to as Dany, Daenerys Stormborn, or Khaleesi) is a strong, confident, powerful woman with a heart of gold. She’s the former queen of the Dothraki and former wife to Khal Drogo, who she lost along with their unborn child. She regains hope after she successfully hatches the three dragon eggs she was gifted at the wedding, and she begins her journey to overtake the Seven Kingdoms, which she believes are rightfully hers.

How to Dress Like Daenerys from ‘Game of Thrones’

Daenerys’ look is the perfect balance of feminine and powerful. She is beautiful and demure…and also looks like she could kick your ass, which she will do unless she doesn’t have time and then she’ll sick her dragons on you. She’s normally seen in a medieval-inspired dress with a tight bodice that flows from the waist down to the ground. Sleeve lengths vary from long and flowing to non-existent. Don’t let her tiny stature fool you, she’s filled to the brim with power. Controlled, restrained power. 

Read our guide to becoming Daenerys Targaryen. 

Daenerys Targaryen Costume Ideas


Dany’s hair is impeccable. It’s waist-length, so blonde it’s almost white, and beautifully styled all the time. It’s almost annoying. Unless your locks are just as luscious as Daenerys’s, you can shop online or at a costume shop for a long, blonde-white wig. If you look up photos of her, you can find styling ideas, or if you have knowledge of medieval hairstyles for long hair, that will also serve you well. 

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Gowns & Outfits: 

One of Daenerys’ signature looks is the one in the cobalt blue dress. The easiest way to replicate this dress would be to make it or find a local seamstress to make it for you. It’s got a v-neck and cap sleeves. It falls to the back of her calves and has a tulip-opening in the front. She wears leggings underneath. 

If you can’t make one or have access to a seamstress, you can search for one online. She wears a blue cloak over top. 

Don’t stress about getting the dress perfect if you can’t. There are many ways to become Daenerys. If you can find a long, light blue gown and add a lightweight, light blue cloak that will do as well. 

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Finding a little dragon for your shoulder is a great little accessory for becoming Daenerys. You can find one online, at a costume shop, or toy store. 

If you decide to go with the cobalt blue tulip dress and leggings, then you’ll need a pair of knee-high black or dark grey boots. 

If you go with the light blue gown, a simple pair of comfy flats will do just fine. 

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