Arya Stark

Character Name: Arya Stark
Series: Game of Thrones
Outfit: Season 1 King's Landing default

Started: August 2012
Finished: May 2013
Hours to make: 10
Cost of materials: approx. $123 CAD
Status: Retired
Worn at: Otakon 2013

General Comments:

A couple of friends got me into Game of Thrones (both the show and the books) and I was immediately enamoured with it. Arya is one of my favorite characters in the show and during the earlier books, and I thought this would be a fun and easy summer costume to do.

Costume Construction:

Shirt: I had wanted to make both the top and pants out of linen since it looks like that's what they're made of, however I couldn't find a color I liked for the shirt. Instead, the shirt is made out of some other type of woven fabric that I thought worked as a decent substitute. The collar was bunched using string sandwiched between bias tape insde the shirt that was then pulled to get the bunching. I'm not terribly pleased with how it falls as I should have added extra fabric around the shoulder area to acheive a nicer (and more comfortable) effect.

Pants: The pants were made out of linen.

Accessories: The belt and shoes were bought off of ebay. The shoes were dyed a darker shade of brown.

Wig Styling:

The wig is a lace-front wig that was bought off of ebay. I made the mistake of cutting the excess lace off before adding hair to the sides, so I had to do so later on using tulle and separately bought wefts. Unfortunately, the color of the wefts don't match the wig exactly, but it'll have to make due. The hair was pulled up into a bun at the back and some of the additional wefts were used to make the braids that come down the front.


Needle was made by my dad out of wood.