There's nothing like sibling love.
For Cersei: First, decide which Cersei you're going to be. Cersei in her earlier seasons, when she wore vibrant embroidered gowns and kept her hair long? Or Cersei the Queen, with her shorn hair and her form-fitting black gown? The easiest costume would be wearing a long red gown, elaborate gold jewelry, and a blond wig, and then walking around with a glass of wine. Cersei's Lannister pendant is available online. If you go the new Cersei route, then wear a black dress with a mock neck, and wear a tiara atop your short hair.
For Jaime: Unless you're going full-cosplay, it'll be hard to pull off an elaborate Kingsguard uniform. Achieving peak Jaime is definitely possible without sewing a mite, though. Grab some shoulder pads, and put them underneath a tan trench coat (splurge here). Match your tan boots with a thick brown belt. Don't forget, of course, Jaime's black leather gloves.
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If you're feeling especially ambitious, you can walk around encased in a large papier-mâché cave.
For Jon Snow: IKEA just made your Jon Snow costume a whole lot easier. To make Jon Snow's signature cape, follow IKEA's instructions: Cut a hole in the middle of a sheepskin skold rug, pop your head in, and kabam! You are Jon Snow. As for the rest: Jon's in his Brotherhood of the Night's Watch phase when he meets Ygritte, so that means he's wearing black on black on black. Tuck your black pants into black leather boots, and wear long black leather gloves. If your hair isn't black and mussy naturally, make it so. Finally, for an extra touch, carry around your younger siblings' toy sword. This wolf ring would be a nice final accessory.
For Ygritte: Like Daenerys, Ygritte is made distinct by her hair. Unless you have red hair already, you might want to buy a wig. For the costume, don an off-white onesie, and layer a bunch of rags and tattered, mothy clothing. If you have a jacket with a fur (or faux fur) hood, even better. Sling a bow and arrow around your shoulder. If you're really devoted, rub your face with a little mud. Finally, don a northern English accent, and you're set.
We know, we know — Dany’s with the King of the North now, not the Khal of the Dothraki. Still, Daenerys and Khal Drogo’s outfits were some of the most distinct in Westeros. Even if you vaguely attempt to wear their tan clothes, you’ll be instantly recognizable as Dany and Drogo.
For Daenerys: Daenerys’ look is mostly forged through elaborate blonde braids and a stern British accent. So, the first step is getting yourself a blonde wig, twisting strands at the temple, and tying them together. To be a young Daenerys, you can bust out your prom dress and wear a goddess-inspired gown. To be Daenerys the Khaleesi, you can wear cargo pants, and a similarly colored halter top. Finish off the look by smearing your face with some dusty makeup (or, if you’re brave, a brush of dirt — the Dothraki sea is dusty). Clearly it's anachronistic, but you can take this dragon stuffed animal around.
For Drogo: This will work best if you already have a massive, long beard which you can tie into ponytails. Luckily for you, Drogo’s distinct hairdo is in high demand — both his signature ponytail and beard can be purchased online. The rest is easy. Wear dark brown khakis, flip flops, and cover your forearms with brown fabric or brown bracelets. Tie a few leather belts around your midsection. Finally, the makeup: Paint diagonal black stripes on your chest, and rim your eyes with kohl.
Littlefinger taught his student well. Too well, perhaps. Though Littlefinger is no longer with us, you can pay homage to the show's best power play with this costume.
For Sansa: Check out our handy guide, or just get a Medieval-era dress, a red wig, and drape your shoulders in a fur stole.
For Petyr: Wear lots of black, and top off all that black with long black coat. Walk around with a raised eyebrow and an expression of mischief.
We really hope that Tormund survived the ice dragon's assault on the Wall. If he didn't — and given the plunge, it doesn't seem likely — then you, trusty cosplayer, can make sure the Tormund/Brienne relationship lives on with fiery passion.
For Brienne: Brienne is the show's most reliable knight in shining armor. Consequently, there's not really a way to be Brienne other than wearing amor. Get yourself a short blonde wig.
For Tormund: He's a wildling, wild thing. Just cover yourself in fur — lots of it — and a wild red mane.
If Missandei and Grey Worm don't reunite, we're boycotting Game of Thrones.
For Missandei: The absolutely unflappable Missandei always looks like she's breezing in from a beach vacation. So, the priority is to find a simply draped, earth-tone gown, like this or this. For another classic Missandei look, pair this crop top with this maxi skirt. No matter the outfit, wear your hair curly, and with a thin headband.
For Grey Worm: Technically Grey Worm and his Unsullied forces wear identical leather armor. But making a custom leather armor would frankly be far too much work for Halloween. So, let's just take the easy way out with Grey Worm's costume, shall we? Conveniently, the Unsullied's uniform resembles a Roman soldier costume, minus the frills. You can carry a spear and wear a helmet that hides your soft sensitive eyes.
Stannis and Melisandre are like if Macbeth and Lady Macbeth had blood magic on their side.
For Melisandre: Little Red Riding Hood is all grown up, and scary. When dressing up as Melisandre, just think red and sultry. Get a cape. Get a wig. Get a collar. You can also splurge on this amazing costume. When no one's looking, slip on this mask.
For Stannis: Stannis wasn't good at becoming king, but he was great at grammar! We all have our strengths. To set him apart from very other king aspirant in Westeros, hang a chalkboard that says "fewer" around your neck. You can wear the usual black cape and breastplate to cap off the rest of the costume.
The only intellectual equals in Westeros.
For Tyrion: Tyrion's uniform is pretty simple. Atop a white peasant blouse, wear a brown sleeveless jacket or a brown vest. Pair the outfit with brown pants and boots. The most important component is Tyrion's hand of the king pin.
For Varys: When it comes to embodying Varys, the key is to master his 'tude as the slyest man in Westeros. Speak to everyone like you know a secret they don't. Hide your thoughts in your large, droopy, floral sleeves. Wear a bald cap.
Obviously, this costume will entail piggy-back rides, or a wheelbarrow.
For Bran: There's no Bran without a direwolf, so place this husky on your lap. For the costume, wear a black shirt and pants, and then cover yourself in lots of fur and rags, much like you'd do for the Ygritte costume. Dress like you would if you haven't sat in front of a cozy fire for years. Get in a wheelbarrow and cover yourself with a blanket, or craft a harness and climb atop your devoted Hodor's back.
For Hodor: Hodor's costume — a large swath of brown fabric — conveniently resembles this $20 monk cloak from Amazon. If you're not keen on carrying a human Bran Stark on your back, take a cue from this cosplayer: Craft a little backpack for a cereal box of Raisin Bran, and cross out the "raisin." Temporarily color your hair grey with some spray dye.
Will they or won't they? We can't answer whether Arya and Gendry will make a good couple, but they'll make a good Halloween costume.
For Gendry: As a blacksmith in Flea Bottom, Gendry didn't have time for fashion and elaborate clothing. Thus, he wears the typical drab uniform of the Westerosi underclass. Wear a brown shirt, and pair it with a brown vest and brown pants. You can bring along an inflatable hammer. Another alternative? Gendry's most memorable look was when he was trapped in an compromising position with Melisandre. To recreate that look, wear a nude shirt, and attach fake leeches all over your torso. Why not up the yuck factor? It's Halloween.
For Arya: How to dress as everyone's favorite Stark urchin? Start with a white peasant blouse. Then, wear some kind of overshirt — if possible, a green knit sweater. Strap a brown belt, or even leather shoelaces, around your torso. The pants part is simple: Jeans or khakis in any drab color, like tan or olive, will do. Roll up your pants if possible. For shoes, any kind of buckled boot would do. The most important part of Arya Stark is, of course, Needle, her real true love. It may not be as thin as Needle, but this sword off Amazon will do.
In a perfect world, Sam and Gilly could dip out of the whole disaster that is Westeros and get a house with a nice white picket fence.
For Sam: This season at the Citadel, Sam spent most of his time in a drab tan frock. Something like this monk costume would be an adequate substitute. Pair this costume with a stack of books and an expression of constant awe, and you're golden.
For Gilly: Even though she's south of the Wall, Gilly hasn't abandoned her wildling fashion choices. You can take a girl out of the North, but you can't take the North out of the girl. Wear a simple peasant blouse, and then wrap a blanket or brown shawl around your shoulders. To perfect Gilly's hairdo, twist strands of your hair at the temples and clip them together at the back of your head. Finally, don't leave the house without a baby doll, which you should also wrap in a blanket. Just be a Bohemian fringe queen, dressed for cold weather.
Their romance might've ended faster than you can say "Euron Greyjoy," but the flirtation between these two powerful women was unforgettable.
For Yara: Yara's Iron Island warrior costume might look difficult to pull off, but you can achieve it mostly using items in your closet. Wear a faux leather trench coat over any old long-sleeved black shirt, and pair with a pair of olive green jeans. You might not own a custom breastplate, but you're in luck, because Amazon does. Make sure everyone knows you're a Greyjoy by wearing a kraken brooch.
For Ellaria: What Dorne lacks in military acumen, it has in style. Ellaria wore effortlessly glamorous and simple gowns, right until her grim ending in the dungeons of King's Landing. For a simple approach to Ellaria's look, this maxi dress paired with a hair chain, a long gold necklace, bangles, a goblet would work perfectly. For the real deal, you can go to the cosplay experts themselves.