Sorry for the poor photo quality, I was the only one taking photos so was really embarrassed!
While in Stockholm we stopped by the Royal Armory museum one day, hoping to see some cool Royal stuffs and have a little history lesson. We got all that, but to my utter disbelief we also got to see some costumes from Game of Thrones, on loan from HBO.
|1 + 3: Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), 2: Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer)|
|1: Robb Stark (Richard Madden), 2: Eddard Stark (Sean Bean)|
There was some really interesting information beside the costumes of the Starks, which highlighted the Japanese influence in their designs. The skirts for example, are heavily influenced by traditional Japanese warrior clothing, although the rest of the design plays more on European styles and materials.
Behind was the costumes of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and everyone’s favorite Lannister, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). On the one hand, it was great to see how much detail went into these three costumes, but they look a million times more impressive when you’re watching them in the show. Nikolaj must be some man to fill out that costume, all I’m saying…
In a separate room were the costumes for Cersei Lannister and Joffrey (Lena Headey + Jack Gleeson). Lena is one skinny woman, and seeing the costume in the flesh made me realise how much thought goes into Cersei’s dresses than I thought. *Spoilers* – At the start of season one her dresses reflect a strong independent Queen, but once Joffrey takes over power from her dead husband, her dress becomes hardened and covered in Lannister symbols. The pattern on this well known Cersei dress is actually the Lannister sigil, repeated over and over.
It wasn’t just Game of Thrones costumes that I was treated to either, but also all of the dresses from the Cate Blanchett Elizabeth I films, (although I was too lost in G.o.T. to appreciate them…)
It’s not everyday you stumble upon surprises like this!