Friday, 16 May 2014

Hela & Game of Thrones

Hela is the ruler of the Norse underworld, Helheim. She is described as half living, half dead and usually she's depicted half living/half skeleton. Luckily, as my makeup skills are still somewhat sub-par, the dead parts are sometimes described as rotting, not skeletal, and so that was what I went for. The makeup is just a few layers of liquid latex and tissue, with water based makeup on top.

Pictures taken by Malene Richter Lien.

It's a very simple, but incredibly comfortable costume. The blue linen dress is based on Simplicity 4940. The fur collar is borrowed from my daily wardrobe - I found a piece of fake fur at a second hand shop and made a linen backing for it. The crown, which sadly turned out too small and not as eye-catching as I could wish, is made from jewel beetle wings. (The beetle wings remind me of nails, and when Ragnarok happens Hela will come sailing to battle in Naglfar, a ship made from the nails of the dead. I liked the symbolism.) And the jewellery is borrowed from my viking wardrobe.

Queueing for a couple of hours. I'm almost tempted to dress up like this outside costuming escapades.
A few days after Banzaicon, me and my best friend (who dressed up as Qarth!Khaleesi) dropped by the GoT-Exhibition while it was in Oslo. We fangirled over costumes and props and a couple of awesome viking bloggers we met. We were stopped by HBO, who took our picture, which was awesome, and the 4D Climb the Wall Experience was scarily exciting.

But the best part was sitting on this chair... 

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