cos(WED): Cersei Lannister by sexyDEATHparty Cosplay

This week's Cosplay Wednesday features sexyDEATHparty Cosplay as Cersei Lannister from the Game of Thrones! If you guys haven't seen Game of Thrones, you better start marathon-ing through them all before the next season starts! Or just read the books.  Cersei is the only daughter and eldest child of the Lannister family, and is a twin to her brother. She is considered a villain of the story, and is ruthless, petty, and cruel; willing to sacrifice anything (except her children) to become more powerful. However, she is an ambitious woman, who has had to fight against limitations her entire life due to the misogynistic nature of Westerosi society.  Check out how sexyDEATHparty Cosplay portrayed this bold and haughty woman.

Cosplayer: sexyDEATHparty Cosplay (website, FB, Tumblr, IG, Twitter)
Cosplay: Cersei Lannister
Series: Game of Thrones
Photographer: Debadeep Sen Photography (FB)

1. How long have you been cosplaying?
I have been cosplaying at conventions since 2010, but have been dressing up and creating costumes since I was very young.

2. Why did you choose to cosplay this character?
Cersei Lannister is a character most love to hate. However, she is very strong and aggressively so. She has a lot of pride, and does everything in her power to achieve what she wants as a queen and mother. Cersei is so genuine in the way her feelings and perceptions toward others do not waver, and I love her for it! (And also I have a thing for the "bad guys")

3. How long did it take you to complete?
 It took me approximately 1-2 weeks working on and off on it to finish the costume, the wig, and molding and casting the crown.

4. Any difficulties when constructing the costume?
There were just a few difficulties! The first being that the crown was only the second thing I had ever molded and casted, and modeling shapes with clay is absolutely a weak point. It came out wonky and uneven.

I had also waited until days before the con I was to debut the costume at to think about the wig. I had a small fund left for the wig, so buying one online was not an option. I had to go to a few local beauty shops, and find a wig and braid-ins that would be suitable for making my own. And I did it for under 40$!

Another difficulty was embroidery. I read the tutorials, I had seen the videos DIY's, but when I went to go freehand it with my sewing machine I knew I could not continue. I started on a small portion of it, and it became apparent that I would sooner ruin the fabric doing this as a noob and went in and undid the stitching (which took 3 times as long -_-). I also did not have the time to go and buy/order appliques. I debuted it without embroidery and without applique.

5. What do you love most about cosplaying this character?
Wearing the Cersei cosplay I felt very much like I embodied her! The costume itself was leisurely to wear (unlike big and bulky cosplays I have done before), and even the wig itself did not give me any problems as it was very well secured. I very much enjoyed practicing my resting b**** face, and acting like royalty!

6. Where did you debut this costume? If you haven't... where do you plan to debut?
This cosplay was debuted at ConCarolinas 2014 (Charlotte, NC), where myself and my GoT group of cosplayers also took a part in a wonderful photoshoot with the writer of Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin.

7. What's next? Cosplay related of course...
I have a couple of really ambitious projects for this summer to complete before DragonCon 2014! I am working on a Headhunter Nidalee, Malphite, and Ezreal (League of Legends) and also, time permitting, Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand costumes!

Wow super jelly that you got to meet George R. R. Martin!!

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