Bet you’ll want to get into a Game of Thrones costume this Halloween. If you’re one of those ardent fans of the massively popular series, you know it’ll be a winner if you don a Jon Snow outfit for Halloween.
Some of the most popular Halloween costumes in recent years have been based on the Game of Thrones easily recognizable, beloved, and sometimes hated characters.
Game of Thrones is HBO’s fantasy drama and one of the most well received series on television, if you’re not of this earth.
It’s the adaptation of a series of medieval fiction books written by George R.R. Martin, and focuses mainly on the struggle for power between various families within a kingdom.
The two most popular characters in the show in 2017 are Jon Snow, Commander of the Night’s Watch, and Daenerys Targaryen, Princess of House of Targaryen and the Mother of Dragons.
The Game of Thrones costumes have tons of potential as solo costumes or group ideas.
Jon Snow’s outfit is fairly easily recognized by any fan of the show. As a member of Night’s Watch, he typically wears a black tunic with a dark furred cape, keeping him warm in the harsh northern cold.
He has short, curly black hair coming down to his neck, and there are many wigs available that resemble his haircut very closely. Jon Snow also has prominent facial hair, which is a very short beard.
He also has a few battle scars running across his face. His facial hair and scars can be easily drawn on or put on using fake scars. Along with his outfit, you’ll want to add some black boots and possibly even a sword, which he uses very frequently.
More than just a mother to her dragons, Daenerys is even more recognizable than Jon Snow, particularly because of her very bright blonde hair, which almost appears white. There are tons of wigs on costume websites that get the color and style almost exactly right.
For the main part of your Deanerys’ Game of Thrones costume, you’ll need her blue tunic and cape, as well as her tan pants with brown boots.
To complete the look, you might want to buy bright blue colored contacts, which will make you look even more like the real Daenerys.
Group ideas for Game of Thrones costume
Given that Game of Thrones is full of factions and groups, it makes a great candidate for group costume ideas.
- You and your friends might go as all of the Starks, or even a group of all the important characters who died.
- For mothers, you might dress up your baby as a dragon, and dress yourself up as Daenerys, given that she raised all of her dragons from their hatching.
- You might even go as groups of enemies, characters that would never go near each other in the show.
- You could even dress up like the mythical White Walkers from the series by using masks and other props.
- Robb Stark and his friends Red Wedding scene.
One of the spookier looking characters is the Hound, whose face is half burnt – and there are latex prosthetics you can buy to create a similar look.
Because the series has such a massive fan base, Game of Thrones costume will jump off the shelf early. So if you wait until too close to Halloween to get yours, you’ll surely be disappointed.