Shiro Cosmetics has a new set of Game of Thrones-inspired cosmetics. Just in case there is a Hodor eyeshadow-sized hole in your life.
Ever fancy a direwolf-patterned snowflake? No? Well, too bad! Krystal Higgins made patterns for making paper snowflakes for some of the major houses in GoT and they are lovely! Now if only my hands could stop shaking long enough to make those tiny cuts.
BuzzFeed put together a nice little roundup of 10 costume ideas based on the ladies of GoT. The Daenerys in Quarth, Arya and Brienne sections include links to blogs with DIY instructions.
In other exciting news, I finally bought beads that I hope will fix my armwarmers. Will our hero finally be able to resume knitting? Only time will tell!
A Brave Companion cocktail! I have no idea if the name is a hat tip to a certain group, but I’m going to pretend it is.
(Update: Delish! Strong but not overpowering, sweet but not too sweet and the vanilla is a subtle aftertaste. )
It turns out, based on my stats, that a lot of people end up on my site from Googling phrases about Game of Thrones cocktails. (And then they get pictures of hankies. What inadvertent trolling! HAHAHA.) It makes sense; with the premiere only a week away (!!!) people are looking for ways to make their viewing parties extra special, or at least have something to drown their sorrows in during certain scenes.
At any rate, I mentioned how popular my cocktail post was to my mixologist boyfriend, and he immediately got down to business. “What are the houses? What are their sigils? What colors are they?” We flipped through his cocktail books and scoured the internet and found some yummy, and punny, cocktails perfect for watching the Game of Thrones premiere. I’ve included the recipes in the post, so you don’t have to have 800 tabs open to see what drinks you want to make. I’m nice like that.
Since this makes for a long post, I’ve divided the drinks up by houses and put them under the cut below. And if you have another cocktail that would fit in here, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add it.
NOTE: Some of these recipes are well-known standards, and some of them are recent inventions. When a recipe is from a specific blog or cocktail book, I have provided a link it. However, all the recipes are readily available on the internet, so I’m not trying to gank someone else’s hard work. All unattributed drinks are from Wikipedia or other online cocktail databases.
That is all.
Oh my gosh, you guys, there was another ASoIaF swap over on Craftster, and the crafts they came up with are so incredible. Papercutting and crochet and jewelry! I am so impressed by the attention to detail and the creativity in all of these. Go check them out. Seriously! Go!
Like I said, finding crafts people have made is hard, especially since when I Google “ASoIaF crafts” I get a lot of links talking about Martin’s writing craft. But I’m trying to make this as complete as possible in the future, so if you know of anything that can be added, please leave a comment.
Inn at the Crossroads is a simply glorious blog that makes recipes mentioned in the books. Nothing makes my mouth water like going to this blog and drooling over pictures of beef and bacon pies.
There are some neat projects that have been made by the good people over at Craftster. Here is a link to pictures from a themed swap that was done (sadly, no tutorials!), here is a nifty Stark crest and here is a direwolf-embroidered pouch.
Etsy has some crafts for sale, but not as many as, say, Harry Potter or Star Wars. This must change, people!
And while makeup doesn’t really fall into a craft, per se, Meredith Jessica’s Game of Thrones makeup series is too beautiful not to include in this list.