Khal Drogo Halloween Costume Complete!






... Well not quite.

I'm going to be re-making a few things as I've learned a great deal after wearing it for a day and a night and it took a bit of a beating. I had to make some rush adjustments after work friday, a few fixes to the loincloth, a remaking of a beltstring, a few other things. I now know a great deal more about what is durable and what is weak, as far as a few things are concerned.  A general rule of thumb: make it twice as durable as you'll think it needs to be. Case in point, the medallion belt, which was made using 3 strands of incredibly durable waxed string used to stitch leather. As I couldnt break a single strand with my bare hands I figured three would be about right.  I didn't think about the connections to the actual medallion, however.  SO while string didn't break, the straws that I used as guides on the back and the apoxie that held them down did.


A knife also broke, just as I was getting in the car to go out ... which was super alarming. I had to rush paint the original knife I carved and casted, and used tinfoil tape on the blade. Lesson number two: have backup pieces for important bits!

Additionally, the spraypaint coating on the medallions themselves began to flake off.  I'm going to experiment with using 5 minute epoxy as a basecoat before spraypainting over the wet epoxy to make a more durable finish. If that doesn't work, I'm going to cough up the extra dough to have them plastichromed.

There was such a positive response that I've realized I'm going to be wearing this around for at least another six months to a year. One girl in particular stared openly with her mouth open for like 20 minutes before timidly asking for a photo :D  Almost every other person or group of people flip out, and a good number of people asked for a photo.  I now understand why people do cosplay and such ... there's such a huge positive reaction to it, its a horribly fun time; I had a great night!

Unfortunately I wasn't able to get to the Ren Fair in PA, thanks to that bizzare snowstorm saturday.

I'm also going to be getting some better pictures of the whole affair in the future, which I will of course post here!  Especially after I work up my pecs a bit more, as well as getting a spray tan :P



13 comments:

Naare said...

Whoa, impressive! Very good indeed!

Unknown said...

<3

Unknown said...

<3 love this guy...

Unknown said...

<3 love this guy....:)

Unknown said...

<3love this guy...:)me gusto mucho tu vestimenta de khal!! te ves muy guapo.

Karina Malengre said...

I love Khal Drogo! Your costume is awesome!
Beijos! - Karina Malengre, from Brazil.

Medepona said...

OMG! GREAT work :D (sorry for being slow but didn't see this til now when googling Khal Drogo-costumes...) !!!!
You look HOT!!!! ;D

GoodDaysStayWithMe said...

Your costume is about the best I've seen... where did you get the pants? Did you make them too or buy them?

GoodDaysStayWithMe said...

Great Job!! Your costume is about the best I've seen! I'm trying to do one for this year's Halloween. Where did you get the pants? Did you make them or buy them? Again well done!!

Rene Mathea said...

Where did you get that silver belt?
rene.mathea@gmail.com

Me Nem Nesa said...

Zheana! Khal vezhven, shekh ma shieraki anni!

Beckie Forslund said...

First off, your costume is FANTASTIC!

Would you be willing to make the medallions for a price? I am trying to put together a Drogo costume for my husband for ECCC in March. I am lost as to how to make molds and what not. And even if I could, they would probably be terrible. lol Thank you!

A.R. Albanese said...

Fantastic job! How would you suggest making it as durable as possible?

 

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Bryce Homick is a Concept Artist currently working at Firaxis Games in Baltimore, MD.