Cersei and Littlefinger
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‘Game of Thrones’: The costumes

Cersei and Littlefinger
Michele Clapton is the Emmy-nominated costume designer for HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” She recently revealed her thoughts about creating clothes for the residents of the Seven Kingdoms (and beyond). “It’s also interesting to look at Littlefinger’s [Aidan Gillen, left] journey -- he started off very much as a courtier, he was always very organized with his little chain and his notebook, and then suddenly he actually stopped wearing the mantle. He had just little glimpses of turquoise beneath his costume and the slit was cut slightly higher... Slowly you realize he ran brothels. His costumes, just slowly, became a little richer.” Here, he walks with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). (HBO)
Theon Greyjoy
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy. Says Clapton: “It’s so exciting because we can almost go anywhere as long as it makes sense. That’s always the rule: You shouldn’t really do anything without reason. If they live on a windy, rocky island, like the Greyjoys do, then they dress accordingly: They have costumes made of heavy, densely woven cloth that are waxed and painted with fish oil to help keep out the wind. Everything has a reason for being there.” (HBO)
Theon Greyjoy
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy. (HBO)
Melisandre and Stannis
According to Clapton, “I loved doing Stannis (Stephen Dillane) and Melisandre (Carice van Houten) as well; that was quite a magical combination, again looking at their characteristics, what they had, and where they were.” (HBO)
Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clark as Daenerys Targaryen. Clapton says, “Ninety-nine percent of the costumes are made in-house, in Belfast. We have everything on site: our armorers, our weavers and our embroiderers. We weave our own fabric with our loom -- many of the fabrics are literally made from scratch.” (HBO)
Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. (HBO)
Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. (HBO)
Brienne of Tarth
Gwendoline Christie plays Brienne of Tarth. Clapton says, “She is a woman but we want to mistake her for a man; however, no matter what you do, women have hips. We just started making the lines on the armor go away from her waist and slowly she began to look more masculine -- at the same time, the armor also had to be functional.” (HBO)
Joffrey Baratheon
Jack Gleeson plays the young king Joffrey Baratheon. (HBO)
Cersei Lannister
Lena Headey as Cersei (HBO)
Cersei Lannister
Lena Headey as Cersei. (HBO)
Cersei Lannister
Lena Headey as Cersei. (HBO)
Cersei Lannister
Lena Headey as Cersei. (HBO)
Cersei and Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey plays Cersei and Peter Dinklage plays her brother, Tyrion, who also serves as the King’s Hand in the second season.  (HBO)
Davos Seaworth
Liam Cunningham plays Davos Seaworth, who serves under Stannis Baratheon in the second season of “Game of Thrones.” (HBO)
Catelyn Stark
Michelle Fairley plays Catelyn Stark, widow of Eddard Stark, who advises her oldest son, Robb in his battle with the Lannisters in season two of “Game of Thrones.” (HBO)
Balon Greyjoy
Patrick Malahide plays Balon Greyjoy. According to Clapton: “I loved dressing the Greyjoys [in season 2]. Those costumes were so organic and so crunchy. We wanted them to look like the rocks on the island -- they have no ambition for anything, everything is completely practical.” (HBO)
Tyrion Lannister
Peter Dinklage won an Emmy for his role as Tyrion Lannister.  (HBO)
Tyrion Lannister
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion, the black sheep of the Lannister family.  (HBO)
Robb Stark
Richard Madden plays Robb Stark, whose war with the Lannisters hardens him during Season 2. (HBO)
Eddard Stark
Sean Bean was the star of “Game of Thrones’” first season, so it came as a huge shock to many fans of the show when his character, Eddard Stark, was beheaded.  (HBO)
Sansa Stark
Sophie Turner plays Sansa Stark. Says Clapton: “When we first see Sansa [Sophie Turner], she wears things in a Stark way -- very well, but they are slightly clumsy and the cloth is rather homespun. As she comes to King’s Landing, her progression is influenced by Cersei [Lena Headey] and her costumes shift. After Cersei does the awful thing of sanctioning the death of Ned Stark [Sansa’s father], Sansa is stuck—you can see her frozen in time. She’s looking like someone who has just killed her father. And then we will see her progression as she slowly withdraws from the look.” (HBO)
Sansa Stark
Sophie Turner plays Sansa. (HBO)
Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. (HBO)
Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. (HBO)
Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. (HBO)
Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. (HBO)
Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. (HBO)
Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. (HBO)
Cersei Lannister
Lena Headey as Cersei. (HBO)
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