When you look at the past two years, it’s no wonder Game of Thrones won an Emmy for its outstanding costume design. Unfortunately, we can’t always see the intricate designs on many of the costumes but Michele Clapton’s work is nothing short of exquisite.

Daenerys by Faebelina

Art by Faebelina

In the season 3 Blu-ray, the designer explained why Daenerys wore a bright blue dress instead of the traditional red and black Targaryen colours.

Blue was the colour of royalty in Khal Drogo’s khalasar. It was the colour of the expensive dye which they adorned themselves with, more so on special occasions such as Drogo’s wedding; so while Daenerys no longer wears a Dothraki-style outfit, she switched to blue as a symbol of her authority as a khaleesi and in memory of Drogo.

Her textured embroidery revealed a dragonscale appearance, a design which continued to evolve throughout the season.

Daenerys-Targaryen-Blue-dress

To finish, here’s my WoW inspired take on her most prominent costume of Season 3 taken from three different images. I had to do a bit of digging through my screenshot folder but I think this old foe works quite well here.

Daenerys Targaryen Deathwing