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GAME OF THRONES: A review of the best costumes in the series

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With the Game of Thrones finale season looming, we take a look back at some of the most memorable costumes from one of the most popular TV shows of all-time.

As it is the most expensive TV series to have ever been produced (with a budgets of $15 million), it’s only fitting the characters had costumes to match and they did not disappoint.

Costume designer Michele Clapton and her team went above and beyond to bring to life some of the most exquisite costumes which have ever graced the small screen.

So with less than a week to go until the final season is upon us, we decided to take a trip back through the seasons to reflect on some of the top costume creations

*Beware! If you haven’t seen the whole series, this post does contain spoilers!

Cersei Lannister

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Cersei cut a foreboding figure in her comeback outfit at the end of Season 6 a she dramatically blew up the the High Sparrow cult.

The dramatically different look from her usual glamorous ‘Queen Mother’, regal gowns definitely send the message: Cersei means business.

Daenerys Targaryen

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The Mother of Dragons has a fabulous new outfit almost every episode it seems and probably has the most varied wardrobes in all of the seven kingdoms.

From warrior-princess style leather bodices and broken down skirts, to fitted gowns and exceptional dresses, fit for a Khaleesi, Daenerys has worn it all.

The simple yet sublime white dress with the split cape in season 5 gives the Dragon Queen an ethereal presence from another world.

Sansa Stark

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Sansa too has had a real style journey throughout the seasons, taking her from a teenage girl to a fierce young woman.

Beautiful floor length gowns in sumptuous fabric, often featuring intricate embroidery and delicate detailing, have been Sansa’s signature style throughout the seasons.

But one of our all time favourites – and probably coincidentally one of the worst moments for Sansa –  was her dazzling gold wedding gown to Tyrion.

Tyrion Lannister

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Tyrion may not have had as many distinct ‘looks’ as his female counterparts, but the wittiest member of the Lannister family has certainly had some smart garms to accompany his quips.

Many of Tyrion’s iconic looks are a form of stylish tunic and our favourite one is the red tunic from season one, featuring impeccable leather work and regal embroidery – which is no easy task on a tricky fabric!

Jon Snow

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Everyone’s favourite brooding hero hasn’t had a great deal of costume variety, but then he hasn’t had a need for anything other than warm leathers and furs while defending ‘The Wall’.

One of his most memorable looks has to be his ‘crow’ ensemble from his time with ‘The Night’s Watch’, which featured some serious black leather bodywork which could give Edward Scissorhands a run for his money.

Along with the heavy-duty cape and menacing sword, the combination suits his solemn moods down to a tee.

The Sand Snakes

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Prince Oberyn’s daughters AKA ‘The Sand Snakes’ were a trio to be feared, but despite their ferocious personalities, their outfits were devine.

In contrast to the leather and tunics, fit for a fighter, the light and breezy, sheer dresses they wore at Dorne palace were quite a change.

But with their palette of yellow and pastel colours, mixed with harsh leather straps and braces, it was definitely a welcome one and one of our favourite underrated looks throughout the seasons.

Joffrey Baratheon

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Evil King Joffrey was probably one of the most hated characters of all time throughout the entire GoT series, although he did have an extremely stylish wardrobe…

Of his many kingly looks, our all-time-favourite has to be the golden tunic and cape combo for his marriage to Margaery Tyrell in season four.

Complete with crown of thorns and purple sash, Joffrey cut a fine figure for his ill-fated wedding day…

Jaime Lannister

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If ever there was a fictional fighter with an enviable collection of armour, it would be the controversial and contradictory character of Jaime Lannister.

He’s had a fantastic assortment over the years, but his commanding get up for a member of the Kings guard in the earlier seasons is our ultimate choice.

With magnificent metal work and fish scale detailing, this is one splendid piece of armoury befitting for protecting King’s Landing.

So that’s it! Our favourite costumes of Seasons 1-7. We can’t wait to see what costume brilliance GOT has in store for us in Season 8.

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