Mother of Dragons has awesome style in Game of Thrones. I look at her style evolution to see how we can also get that Daenerys ‘Khaleesi’ Targaryen Look.
I am a massive Game of Thrones fan. Just getting that out of the way first.
The style of Daenerys Targaryen is ever-changing. As Daenerys grows more powerful and more sure of herself over the course of Game of Thrones, her look and fashion style so too, changes (symbolically and practically); representing her rise from a naive and meek girl into a strong, self-assured warrior Queen. Her main look she is known for however, is a style that is light, fresh, feminine and ethereal.
She’s got the most diverse range of costumes on the show – from the wispy silks of an exiled princess to the heavy Dothraki garb, and then to the Queenly gowns in which she currently wears; that it’s fitting (mind the pun) that her personal journey can be blatantly observed through her clothing. Fashion is indeed powerful, it makes a statement and it tells a story.
I dressed up as her when Hodor (let me say that again, HODORRRR!) stopped by Perth on the last leg of his DJ ‘Rave of Thrones’ tour. That’s right, Hodor (Kristian Nairn) is a DJ in real life – you can read more about how his Perth DJ gig went here. To dress up like Mother of Dragons, all you need is a platinum white wig which you can get from eBay or Esty, make-up product essentials (foundation, bronzer, pale-pink lipstick, mascara, eyeliner), some rustic or gold style jewellery and depending on what kind of look you’re after (is it the Daenerys Pre-Queen Khalessi look or the Daenerys Current-Queen look?) then you have a choice between the simple, humble tribal-style clothes she wore at the start of the show, flowing, feminine dresses or more fitted, structured.
Naturally, I went for the Daenerys ‘Queen Look’, a look that is regal and sheer, trying to copy her floaty turquoise/pale blue gown from Season 2. In this season, she rose like a Phoenix from overcoming the deaths of her husband and unborn child to discovering her magical flame resilient skin; giving birth to three dragons and getting rescued by the leader of Qarth and allowed into his walled city to safety – she then began to dress again in jewel-like gowns to reflect her growing confidence.
Keep in mind I left this to the last minute (as I do with most things, but hey, last minute always works for me). I tried to emulate the look of her above:
Granted, I should have said NO to fake tanning that night, as Daenerys ain’t got no time for that, saving slaves lives and growing her army and all, sunbaking isn’t her priority.
Dressing up as Daenerys is alot of fun. Putting on that iconic white wig instantly puts you in character, making you feel sexy and strong. But lets get deep for a second, even without the white wig, girls should feel like Warrior Queen’s all the time.
In the Game of Thrones world, men rule, and I love that Daenerys stands strong in her convictions (but hopefully not too strong or she’ll go batshit crazy like her dad, the ‘mad king’ did). Can’t wait for the next season to see what’s next in store for her and her wardrobe.
Take a quick virtual tour through her style evolution below to kickstart your own ideas on what look of her’s you like most to copy:
And what about the make up?
These are my favourite Make-Up YouTube Tutorials on how to look like (similar to) The Mother of Dragons:
Have you dressed up as Daenerys for a party or Halloween? Or perhaps you have a favourite look of hers? Let me know in the comments below.