I've been a fan of George R. R. Martin's books for several years now, and am delighted with the HBO series based on his work.
While I sincerely appreciate Carice van Houten's portrayal of Melisandre, I was inspired by her character description in the books and have always pictured her differently from how she looks in the show. So I opted to base my costume on my personal interpretation ^_^.
Firey background courtesy of the lovely and talented Nigrita: nigrita.deviantart.com/
Many thanks to my photographer, Jason Martin.