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It took 24 weeks to make Aegon II’s armor from House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 3

All that hard work for just one scene, hats off to the dedication!



Aegon II Aegon the Conqueror armor
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The creators of House of the Dragon season 2 had a lot of things on their minds to make the show look as authentic as possible. We have already seen the grandeur of the set design and locations used in creating locations for the series. Now, another important facet that adds a layer of originality to the show is costume. Aegon II wore Aegon the Conqueror’s armor in the latest episode, and apparently it took 24 weeks to make.

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Aegon II’s intricate armor took weeks to design and create

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Despite the fact that Aegon II’s armor never sees the battleground let alone experience war, the showrunners wanted to showcase the armor’s majestic quality. Aegon II’s insecure mindset gnaws at him frequently, urging him to command his council and armies better in House of the Dragon season 2 episode 3.

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He even feels like a fraud at times, wondering how he’s supposed to manage it all. Nonetheless, the armor was supposed to make him feel like a true King. Costume armor supervisor Simon Brindle reveals,

It was a significant undertaking in terms of Aegon being the major character in the whole Westeros universe so we wanted to create something that was iconic. Caroline spent a lot of time designing it and then we developed it. Ordinarily, a build like that would be somewhere between 16 to 20 weeks. It can be shorter but if you’re doing a bespoke piece with every element size to the actor, you essentially have to make every piece from scratch so that was 20 weeks of work.


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The layered armor was definitely not made overnight. Every bit of detailing and polishing to make it look like Valyrian steel clearly translates the hard work that went into making that armor for just one scene. Moreover, this highlights the dedication and eye for detail that goes into making each scene as authentic as possible. No wonder a season of House of the Dragon takes a couple of years to finish production!

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Vidhi has been an entertainment writer for the past 4 years. She has a knack for identifying subtleties and intricacies of movies and television shows that can add a new dimension to her content. Having watched Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon countless times, she knows most details by heart and thrives in trivia contests related to the same!


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