Game of Thrones is an epic battle between houses to gain power, wealth and the ultimate coveted seat, the Iron Throne. The ruler that sits on the Iron Throne is leader of Westeros – The Seven Kingdoms. Westeros consists of the North, Iron Islands, Riverlands, Vale, Westerlands, Stormlands, Reach, Crownlands and Dorne. In the book and HBO series, we get to meet characters from all of Westeros. These characters all belong to different houses and they each bear their own sigil. There is the House of Lannister, House Tyrell, House Targaryen, House Martell, House Baratheon, House Stark, House Arryn, House Tully, and House Greyjoy. This is why Game of Thrones is a great idea for a group, couple or family costume idea. Houses always interact with each other. There were so many conflicts and battles that can easily be reenacted with the GOT costumes. Click here for all Game of Thrones costume ideas.
Game of Thrones by Banners
Motto: Ours is the fury
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Motto: Hear me roar
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Motto: Winter is coming
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Motto: Fire and blood
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Game of Thrones by Houses
Daenerys Targaryen is daughter of the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen. Her brother Ryaegar died in the war. Her other brother Viserys sold Daenerys to marry Khal Drogo for 40,000 Drogo’s men. Viserys planned to use these men to take over Westeros and take back the Iron Throne which he believes rightfully belongs to him. Daenerys is a quick learner, and after she becomes Drogo’s wife, she wants to learn how to please her husband. She also quickly learns the Dothraki language to communicate with Drogo and his men. There are many trials that Daenerys must endure, she earns many titles from the beginning to the current season of the Game of Thrones series. Titles include Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains, Daenerys Stormborn, The Unburnt, The Queen across the sea, The Dragon Queen and more. She hatched 3 dragons when her husband died, she named them Viserion, Raegar, and Drogo. She is one of the most riveting and captivating characters in the Game of Thrones.
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Khal Drogo is the warlord of the Dothraki. He has never been beaten in battle. The number of nots in his hair represents the number of battles he’s won, he has many, so he’s won many battles. Viserys negotiates a deal with Khal Drogo, Daenerys’s marriage to Khal Drogo for 40,000 of his men to fight the war to win back the Throne in Westeros. Khal Drogo accepts and Daenerys is married to Khal Drogo. After the married Viserys gets very annoying and arrogant. He thinks he owns the Dothraki and tries to order them around, then tries to threaten Daenerys which is not a good idea. In the end Viserys is killed with the Golden crown which he’s always wanted. Khal Drogo dies from poisoning from a knife wound. It’s a very sad scene but it’s a true turning point for Daenerys. When Daenerys walks into the fire to lay the the dragon eggs she received as a wedding gift on the flaming pyre for her husband, she walks away the next morning without a scorch mark on her and 3 hatched baby dragons. This is the meaning of the Mother of Dragons and the Unburnt.
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Dragon eggs were gifted to Daenerys Targaryen when she got married to Khal Drogo. They were said to not yield any dragons as the last of the dragons were killed many million years ago. These were the last 3 dragon eggs and were for show only. When Khal Drogo died, Daenerys walked into the fire pyre of her husband with the eggs to be with him. She walked away from the ashes in the morning unscathed and 3 hatched dragons. She named them Viserion, Drogo and Rhaegal. Viserion after her brother Viserys, Drogo after her late husband and Rhaegal after her other brother Rhaegar. Her dragons have always been by her side except when she had them chained in the dungeon because the peasants feared them and they were eating people and their livestock. They were all freed by Tyrion Lannister. Drogo is the largest dragon with red and black markings. Drogo is the designated mount for Daenerys. In the last battle with Daenerys, the Night King and the white walkers, Daenerys was mounted on Viserion. The Night King threw an ice spear high into the air and hit Viserion straight in the heart. He spiraled down towards the ice and died. Daenerys was standing by his side. It was a very sad scene. At the end of the episode we see the Night King using thousands of White Walkers to pully the dead Viserion out of the frozen water. The Night King touches Viserion and he comes back to life when blue eyes. Now the Night King has a dead dragon working for him. The dragon crushed the Wall. That was truly an epic scene. I believe the dragons are the best part of the show.
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|Eddard Stark |
Eddard Stark is the Warden of the North and Lord of Winterfell. He and King Robert Baratheon are buddies and fought side by side to the win the war in which Robert became King of the Seven Kingdoms. Eddard married Catelyn and they have six kids. Two of them have died and the rest are fighting and making their way through Westeros. His children are Jon Snow, Rickon, Bran, Robb, Sansa, and Arya. King Robert Bartheon visits Eddard Stark in the first season to ask Ned to become his Hand of the King. He can’t say no, but that already sealed his fate. After King Baratheon dies, he’s accused of betraying the King and the new King Joffrey Baratheon sentences him to die. King Joffrey Bartheon forces Sansa to watch and she lies to please Cersei and Joffrey. Eddard Stark is a noble and honest man.
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|Jon Snow |
Jon Snow is the bastard son of Eddard and Catelyn Stark. When hunting in the woods, he comes across a dead mother direwolf and her six cubs. They were going to kill the cubs but Jon Snow said each one of the Stark children should keep one. Since the direwolf is the sigil of the Stark, they shouldn’t kill them. Jon snow named his direwolf, Ghost. Sadly, his direwolf died. Jon Snow went to wall and ventured beyond the wall and found the wildlings. He fought against the White Walkers. We learn in the series his true heritage and that his mother was Eddard Stark’s sisters and a Targaryen – Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen. Jon Snow has returned to Winterfell and is now King of the North.
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|Arya Stark |
Arya Stark is the youngest daughter of Eddard and Catelyn Stark. She doesn’t want to do or participate in anything girly. She hates her sister and prefers to fight, dress like a boy, roll in the mud, climb trees and learn combat. She got one of the direwolves and named her Nymeria. Nymeria is still alive and forced her direwolf to flee because she bit Joffrey’s arm and if the King found out, they would kill Nymeria. She receives a sword from her brother Jon Snow and names her sword Needle. She’s captured by The Hound and leaves him for dead while she sails on a ship home. She has a whole list of people she wants to kill and recites to herself before she sleeps. She learns the craft of becoming the faceless one, learns how to fight and becomes a skilled swords girl. Arya can kill and take their face. In the latest she conspires with Sansa and finally kills Petyr Baelish. Arya has grown and learned a lot in her journey. Her strength and resilience is to be respected.
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|Sansa Stark |
Sansa Stark is the oldest of the Stark children. When Jon Snow brought the direwolves, Sansa picked one and named her Lady. Lady was killed by Eddard in place of Nymeria. Nymeria was driven away by Arya when Nymeria bit Prince Joffrey’s arm. When King Robert Baratheon visited with his whole family, people were saying that she would marry Joffrey. Sansa was naive girl to the evils of the Lannister’s family. After Joffrey became King, she was forced to marry Tyrion Lannister, the imp. She was then accused of killing King Joffrey Bartheon by poisoning him at his wedding to Margaery Tyrell. Sansa was then brought to Ramsay where she was raped and tortured. She escaped and returned to Winterfell. She became the Lady of Winterfell. She has overcome many hardships and grown over the seasons of GOT. She definitely has gone through hell and back. She deserves to have some happiness in her life.
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The direwolves are a sigil of the Stark House. Jon Snow came across a pack of 5 of them in the woods one day while hunting with his father Ned Stark. After handing the direwolves to his younger siblings to choose which one they wanted to keep, Jon Snow found Ghost, the runt of the litter. All the Stark children got a direwolf, most of them are dead now except for Nymeria and Ghost. Nymeria belongs to Arya Stark and Ghost belongs to Jon Snow. Sansa’s direwolf Lady was killed because Nymeria bit Prince Joffrey’s arm and Arya told Nymeria to run away. So instead of killing Nymeria, they killed Lady. Ned Stark killed Lady himself. Robb had Grey Wind, Rickon had Shaggydog and Bran had Summer. The direwolves are vicious and are sometimes critical in battles. They do some serious damage. The direwolve are fiercely loyal, smart and intelligent. In the last season of Game of Thrones we see Arya was surrounded by a pack of wolves and recognizes one of them to be Nymeria. Nymeria continues to growl at her and shows a glimmer of recognition, then runs off. We are left to wonder, what is to become of them. Would really be great if they were reunited again. The direwolves are important to the Game of Thrones.
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|Cersei Lannister |
Cersei Lannister was married to King Robert Bartheon until he died. She and Jaime Lannister are twins and they had a incestuous relationship that yielded four kids – Prince Joffrey, Prince Tommen, Princess Myrcella and one in the womb that is not born yet. She basically hates King Robert Baratheon because he’s obsessed with drinking, whoring and because he’s obsessed with the love that got away – Lyanna Stark. Cersei Lannister has been having incestuous relationship with many of her family members including her cousin. She was brought in front of the church to be punished for her sins. Cersei was forced to walk nude through the streets with a nun chanting “Shame”. After her son Joffrey became king and died, her other son became king Tommen but he died by suicide. She ascended the throne herself and became the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Her protector is The Mountain. The Mountain will kill and dismember anyone she commands. Cersei Lannister is truly evil and everyone should keep an eye on her. She’s probably lost her mind and becoming more like King Aerys II the mad king.
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|Jaime Lannister |
Jaime Lannister is the twin brother of Cersei Lannister. They are/were involved in a relationship when Cersei was married to King Robert Baratheon and had 3 kids that they pretended belonged to the King. It was well known that this was not the case because the King had dark hair and all the kids were blonde like Cersei and Jaime. His kids include Prince Joffrey, Prince Tommen and Princess Myrcella. During his capture by Catelyn Stark, he leaves and is escorted by Brienne of Tarth. They are found by Locke and his men. Jaime tries to bribe his way out of the situation but eventually Locke chops off his right hand. He returns to Kings Landing and he makes a golden hand for himself. He’s seen in all later episodes with a golden hand. It seems that Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister form some sort of relationship. Brienne starts to like Jaime and vise versa. Jaime later even gifts Brienne of Tarth his valerian sword – Ice. Jaime Lannister has stood by his Cersei’s side always until recently. They have argued over what is the right thing to do in the war. Cersei even threatened Jaime and when Jaime started walking away, the Mountain moved in front of him. Cersei also accused Jaime of betraying her and going behind her back when Jaime met with Tyrion in the dungeons. Tyrion wanted to ask Jaime’s help in arranging a peaceful meeting between Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei to fight the war in the North. Jaime is starting to see how twisted and unreasonable his sister has become.
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| Tyrion Lannister |
Tyrion Lannister is the youngest son of Tywin Lannister. He’s the younger brother of Cersei and Jaime. Tyrion has been treated like an outcast in his own family because of his size and because his mother died giving birth to him. They keep on saying that they rather him not being born. Tyrion was asked to be the Hand of the King to King Joffrey Baratheon. He held that position even during the Battle of Blackwater with Stanis Baratheon. King Joffrey went hiding with the women and children and didn’t fight with the soldiers. Even Tyrion went to fight and he killed people. King Joffrey made Tyrion and Sansa Stark get married. Tyrion was also eventually framed for the death of King Joffrey at his wedding. He was captured and brought to Daenerys Targaryen. He eventually became the Hand of the Queen.
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