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For the longest time, I didn’t have the desire to watch Game of Thrones. It wasn’t until the last few seasons that I took a liking to the series.
Because Game of Thrones was wrapping up, I thought it would be fun to do a cosplay from the series for San Diego Comic Con International 2019.
I didn’t have a lot of time to whip something up because I was doing a lot of planning for a panel I was running, but I did manage to quickly create two masks with accompanying shirts, capes, and tails.
Yes, I created a gijinka cosplay.
I created the Night King’s ice dragon, Viserion, and Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon, Drogon.
Spoiler Alert: When I saw Viserion fall, a part of me said “Nooooo!” At the same time, when I got to see Viserion shattering The Wall, that was a pretty awesome sight.
The hardest part of this gijinka cosplay was creating the helmet.
I first started with paper before transferring my pattern to foam. Because the base of the mask was going to be symmetrical, I only needed to pattern one side.
To glue pieces together, I used hot glue. Hot glue does a surprisingly good job adhering craft foam.
After I had the base of the head sculpted, I cut my excess foam into tiny triangles of varying sizes. These triangle foam pieces made up the various details that Drogon and Viserion have on their bodies.
To smooth out the gaps between the scored edges, I used Dap Kwik Seal and popsicle sticks.
After everything was dried, I coated the finished foam pieces with two layers of Mod Podge. This provided a good base for me to spray paint on.
The finished result, including the cape, required many layers of spray paint to achieve a gradient effect.
From beginning to end, I finished both cosplays in a fews days. This was a really quick cosplay job. Be gentle, but let me know you think of my Viserion cosplay!