Viserion (Game of Thrones)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!


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