[COS] The Viper’s Eyes – Nymeria Sand / Sand Snakes
Unbowed. Unbent. Unbroken. The Sand Snakes might not be official members of House Martell but the bastard daughters of Oberyn Martell certainly live by his house words. The Sand Snakes group has been on the mind for years and I’m glad that it finally (mostly) came together even though the weather definitely did not cooperate and let us go down to the beach and take pictures on the sand. Sadly though, Lin didn’t defeat the snow quite in time to join us Sarella Sand but it will happen one day.
All of us designed our own costumes, using the text as influence and sharing our sources of inspiration when it came to styles and fabric choices. For me, Nymeria’s overall design mostly stayed the same as my original concept sketch from about a year and a half ago. I kept trying to redesign it to not have a bare midriff given the cold weather but just couldn’t get it to work. More likely than not, I have a feeling that the style probably won’t be completely in line with how the Dornish look in the show but it was still fun to design and to create. I will also admit that I definitely look some liberties with her dagger since they are described as being well hidden but dangit! I wanted an excuse to get a shiny dagger and I was going to wear it!
Thank you to Frances for agreeing to be our photographer and to my friends (but especially Erin) for letting me convince them to do this group in the middle of winter. Maybe one day, we will make the trek to a nearby beach in the summer and get some pictures there. And not freeze.