Cosplay Margaery Tyrell part II B: hair and make-up tutorial

Hair tutorial:

(Just remember to do three twists, instead of the one or two some other tutorials suggest)

Game of Thrones Hairstyles – Margaery Tyrell hairstyle tutorial

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Make-up tutorial:

All of these are sort of “inspired by” tutorials, so to stay as screen-accurate as possible, be more conservative with your use of foundation, mascara, etc. Remember, this is quasi-medieval era King’s Landing/Highgarden, so make-up is not so easily acquired, even by royalty.


Cosplay Margaery Tyrell part II A: dress and belt tutorials and materials

Dress tutorial:

Dress and belt tutorial:

Growing Strong – A Cosplay Dress Diary/Sew Along by Kelly Cercone


General full skirt tutorial:

Halter vest tutorial:


Belt tutorial:

Bodice materials:

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[NA] Exact match (in Cielo) –

[$17.50 / yard] –

gothic logolcen
[$17.50 / yard] –

royal flower repoeat
[$17.50 / yard] –

[$16 / yard] –

[$12.50 / yard] –


Sleeve materials:

p kaufmann
[$27 / yard] –

[$17 / yard] –


Skirt materials:

[$6 / yard] –

kona blue
[$5.50 / yard] –

canvas duck
[$7 / yard] –

Cosplay Margaery Tyrell part I: reference photos

Reference photos for the “Sansa going to Highgarden” dress. The backless dress has a gold and blue floral bodice of silk brocade, a blue a-line skirt, and what appears to be blue velvet cap sleeves. Tied to the dress is a golden belt adorned with silver thorns and a large gold rose. She wears minimal makeup and her hair is loose and appears to wear her hair in two styles: a half-ponytail with three twists pinned back and a looser style with two.

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Reference–bodice, front

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Reference–bodice, front

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Reference–bodice, front; hair, back

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Reference–full dress, back


Everyday Cosplay #2: Amy Pond (A Town Called Mercy)

And now for my second cosplay, an extremely obscure Amy Pond cosplay from a mediocre Series 7 Doctor Who episode. I give you “A Town Called Mercy” Amy Pond cosplay! After this one, all Everyday Cosplays can be found at: or

Amy pond a town called mercy
Navy leather jacket: $589,

Under $100

Grey lace-up oxfords: $20,

Sheer tights: $5.80, Forever 21

Pineapple dress: link unavailable

Everyday Cosplay #1: April O’Neil

There are two types of cosplay. The first one is full-on cosplay, or the cosplay you would do for special events–premieres, conventions, book signings. If you want to rock the Effie Trinket wig or life-size TARDIS costume, this is the time to do it. Everyday cosplay is the kind of cosplay that you can wear to the store without everyone surrounding you thinking “Must be a geeky comic convention nearby”. It looks regular enough to be street clothes, but to the occasional fangirl/fanboy you encounter, it’s a little hint into your real fandom. I’ll list all prices and websites too. Please suggest ideas in the comments!

Everyday Cosplay #1 is April O’ Neil from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I’ve done the 2012/13 version, featuring a teenage, redhead April. I’d love feedback! P.S. If the image is really blurry, I’ve posted the prices and links below.

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Cuffed jean shorts, $114, Hudson

Black medium height Uggs, $115, Uggs

Under $100:

Leather wrist wrap, $45, Fossil

Blue and white tube socks, $7.45,

Black capri leggings, $3.80, Forever 21

Yellow silk headband, $45,

Black jersey tee, $20, American Apparel

April t-shirt, $19,

Total: $369.25