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Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton talks about the meaning behind season 7 costumes

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Game of Thrones Season 7 had even greater production value than before, and it wasn’t only the brilliant visual effects, but the costumes, too. Season 7 had some brilliant costumes, and they were adapted to match the tone of the season. Costume designer for the show, Michele Clapton, recently spoke to Huffington Post about how her designs meant a lot more than what you could see in the first look. Read on!

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First off, she spoke about Daenerys Targaryen‘s costume :

“This season seemed to be the right time for Daenerys to start to embrace the shape and colours of her house. She is in touching distance of her desired place … so I liked this flowering, this visual expression of her growing confidence that she could maybe take the throne.”

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We saw Dany’s costume change a bit when she meets Jon Snow, with linings of fur starting to appear. Clapton talked about it :

“There is obviously some chemistry at work! I wanted to reflect this with a dramatic yet extremely practical costume.”

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She also spoke about the winter coat Dany is seen in when she rides beyond the wall :

“I took reference from the Wildlings’ attire, particularly the coat that is worn by Jon Snow which was in turn influenced by Mance Rayder. I wanted to define Dany’s shape by cutting into and shaping the fur. Also, I was keen to create a warrior look, a thing of beauty.”

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She then explained how Sansa Stark‘s costumed aimed at establishing “an idea of being wrapped, a sense of security, laced in, protected.” She explained further :

“The cut of the costume was very fitted and severe but the fabrics were soft, textured and quilted. I was trying to grasp all that has happened to Sansa, all the hurt and abuse and frustration, and trying to understand how she would express this yet appear strong. She adapts all she has learnt to her look.”

She also recently explained how Cersei Lannister‘s costume in the Dragonpit scene hinted that she was lying, in another interview. We, for one, loved all the costumes in the season. How about you? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale

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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost reunion in the series finale

Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!

Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:

How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream

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Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.

This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).

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“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.

She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.

Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.

Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!






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In Game of Thrones Series Finale, a new era dawns on the Small Council

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By the end of the Game of Thrones Series Finale, Westeros is not as it was before. Some changes are big and are immediately visible, like the fate of the Starks and the Targaryens. But some changes are subtle, yet far more impactful in the long run. One such detail is the all-new Small Council of King’s Landing that is formed after the Last War.

This post contains massive spoilers, so be warned!

In an unexpected twist, Brandon Stark was chosen as the King of the Six Kingdoms (North chose to remain out). And as tradition demands, a small council was formed to aid him in the ruling. As Bran’s chosen Hand, Tyrion Lannister presides over the existent Small Council, whose main work is filling up the vacant posts right now. But the people who get precedence in joining the Small Council is quite interesting.

Here are all of them: Ser Davos Seaworth as Master of Ships, Ser Bronn of Blackwater as Master of Coin, Samwell Tarly as Grand Maester, and Brienne of Tarth as Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Now let’s have a closer look.

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Davos and Bronn are lowborn – one was a smuggler and another a mercenary. Sam is a Black Brother whose rights to hold power positions were forfeited. The Kingsguards are all knights and women cannot be knights in Westeros. Brienne would have been barred out of this position by her gender alone – and yet here she is.

In the deeply feudal society of Westeros, the four principle advisers to the King are people who have no birthright to be there, yet all of them have gone through enough experience to earn their place (Although Bronn’s position seems to be a trade-off regarding his ‘service’ of the Lannister brothers). That’s a quiet revolution going on right there.

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With the Iron Throne gone and the hereditary kingship system broken (Bran cannot father children and his successor will have to be chosen), the Small Council’s power and prominence grow tenfold. Democracy or not,  interesting times ahead for Westeros!






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