Sansa Stark

The Lady of Winterfell from Game of Thrones.

When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.

photographer: Madness Creations

I have to admit that I really really disliked Game of Thrones at first. I saw the first episode and after I felt like a saw the hundredth naked woman I didn’t want to watch any more of it. Seriously, is that all what TV shows nowadays have got? Okay enough rant, let’s get to the part where I started to like Game of Thrones. My husband kept watching it and I got to see a few episodes once in a while. I got pretty much from season 5 already and everything of season 6 and I honestly liked it very much at that point. Season 7 just blew me away, it was great! Jon Snow soon became my favorite character, but I’m not that much into crosscosplay and Sansa’s also pretty cool. Luckily her dresses in season 7 were so beautiful, that I decided on making a Sansa cosplay.

Overall data

Source: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Work time: 50 hours
Materials used: curtain fabric, linen, faux fur, aluminum wire, aluminum curtain, EVA foam

Making of

I started this Cosplay in December 2017. I commissioned Tsuya’s Cosplaywerkstatt for the pattern of the dress, this was a big saving of time! I also got the belt buckle from her, thank you so much for your help! I wanted this costume to be finished by the end of the year and I kind of did that. I just had to add the cloak and fur in January and managed to get a shooting with my horse Baron in the snow.

First thing I did for this cosplay was styling the wig. It took me a couple of times to get it symmetrical and after it was finished I sewed the braiding in place. The fabric of the original dress has some kind of “moire” structure and I wanted this effect too, so finding the right fabric was a bit difficult. Eventually I found a curtain fabric with a similar structure, but it was light yellow! So I also bought a 50 litre cooking pot as well as a transportable electic stove to dye the fabric with iDye Poly. And it worked! The rest of the work on the dress was just sewing. For the belt I used EVA foam, a proper paint job lets it look like leather. The made the chain of the necklace myself out of aluminum wire and added a big needle (I think it’s for rugs). The big metal ring is actually a curtain ring and yes, I cut it out from a curtain of mine XD The cloak is the same pattern as Yennefer’s without a hood. Last but not least I cut out a fox-like shape out of faux fur and done was the Lady of Winterfell.

If you are interested in the creative process feel free to take a look at my progress photo album on my Facebook page.