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« on: April 03, 2012 04:49:51 PM »

Does anyone have any ideas how I might go about making this belt?



I hope this is the correct place to put my question, it seemed to me to be more of a piece of jewelry rather than a functioning belt.  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012 07:05:53 PM »

how much of a replica are you wanting?  i recently saw a tutorial on pinterest for making a crown out of lace or a doilie.  if you found a loosely knit lace or doilie, you could apply a fabric stiffener and then paint it.  http://pinterest.com/pin/130393351681071684/

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012 07:46:26 PM »

I would get bronze coloured leatherette/pleather/vinyl (or even paint real leather) and then cut little pieces out of it for the next bazillion hours.

Of course, that doesn't count the mazillion hours spent designing the cut-out pattern and transferring it to the back of your material.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012 07:00:31 AM »

If you look at her sleeves, it looks like it might not be a belt at all but some sort of trim...it looks like it is sewn in at the sides as well...but, to make it a belt, I would check the fabric stores for any kind of openwork like that...maybe in the bridal or prom section...you could use nude interfacing to make it stiffer...paint it the color you like...it is very lovely and fairy like...
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012 08:22:32 AM »

Thanks for all the ideas! I just assumed it was a metal because of the stiffness/shininess of it, and this show (Game of Thrones) seams to have alot of metal things included in the costumes.....Smiley

I had considered starched lace but as has been pointed out the...trim? in question is also on the shoulders and the lace would fall flat if the dress was ever washed.

I like the leather idea, but wonder - would it stand up at all after I had cut so many holes in it?
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012 08:33:23 AM »

Daenerys does wear a lot of metal and leather...I was looking at more pics and she is sitting pretty stiff in that dress...it does not look like it bends, so maybe it is metal of some sort...even the sleeve caps stand up...I hope you find a way to make this...it would be beautiful to wear...
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012 09:08:03 AM »

My daughter made a similar beltbout of hot glue she followed on a pattern she had put under glass. She painted it and it looked great.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012 01:02:28 PM »

That sounds like an interesting idea -- do you have any pictures?
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012 06:37:39 AM »

the only way I could think that the belt in question was made is as a series of cast or CNC milled panels with some flavor of hinge every 2-4 inches or so, the fit on it also appears to be critical. You can achieve a similar effect using an under-bust corset with a lighter material for the pattern on the top  (which is what I think was done here honestly). The amount of brass or bronze there would be pretty substantial, and a pattern that intricate will likely have quite a few sharp points.
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