If you’re anything like us, you’re majorly geeking out right now in anticipation of Series 4 of Game of Thrones out next week.
There are so many things to love about the show, from dragons and ice zombies, to razor sharp dialogue and of course a plot with more twists than a bumper sized sack of fusilli pasta (you know, the twisty one).
But it’s the female characters that make it in our opinion. This is not the kind of show where the women just crop up as the love interest. Oh no. These are all incredible characters in their own right and there are too many to even feature in a single blog post. Whoever does the costumes has done an amazing job in dressing these women to befit their roles. So without further ado, let’s take a look at our style homage to the women of Game of Thrones.
Danaenerys Stormborn… Khaleesi… Mother of Dragons… Daenerys is so much of a fan favourite that she’s even inspired a generation of Thrones-loving new mothers to name their baby girls after her. Not to mention a million Pinterest hair braid tutorials. Her style is a mix of Dothraki horse lord leather chic and opulent gifts she has acquired throughout her journey on the other side of the narrow sea. She is beautiful, but deadly, especially in possession of her three dragons. Dracarys!
The one we all love to hate – almost as much as her repulsive progeny Joffrey. Cersei is just so good at being nasty; to her servants, to her own brother, and especially to the women who try to come between her and her darling Joff. Often seen wearing Lannister red and gold, she has all the wealth of Casterly Rock to create a decadent wardrobe that shows she is not to be trifled with. This lioness has claws.
If anyone is playing the Game of Thrones, it’s Marg. Of the fabulously wealthy House Tyrell she first married Renly Baratheon and now has her sights set on Joffrey, managing to manipulate him away from the clutches of his mother Cersei and even getting the poor-folk on side. Known for her revealing numbers in shades of blue and green, we’ve gone for glamorous Highgarden florals. Sadly we didn’t quite have anything along the lines of Margaery’s famed ‘cornetto dress‘.
It’s hard not to love little Arya; brave, bold and rather handy with her treasured sword ‘Needle’. Unlike her big sister Sansa she’s not interested in the finery and etiquette expected of highborn girls; in fact she passed herself off as a boy as a means of avoiding capture. We think this outfit is quite befitting of the youngest of the wolf pups.
Daughter of the grim, sea-faring House Greyjoy, Asha has way more cojones than her brother Theon, and has gained enough experience and respect to command a fleet of ships and an rabble of kraken men. Her no-nonsense persona is reflected through her practical wardrobe, in the dark steely colours of an unfriendly sea.
Fun fact! Asha Greyjoy was renamed Yara Greyjoy for the TV series so as to avoid confusion with the wilding character, Osha.
Melisandre, the red priestess of Asshai worships the Lord of Light and sees fiery visions in the flames. She’s converted would-be king Stannis Baratheon to the mysterious religion already but others aren’t so sure. Scarlet woman that she is, when it comes to her hair, lips and wardrobe, she’s all about the red.
Honourable mentions to Brienne, Ygritte, Osha, Missandei, Sansa, Shay and the other awesome ladies we couldn’t fit in – and thanks to the GoT fans on Tumblr for their mad gif-making skills.
If you haven’t read the books yet, do go carefully…