Quick and cheap Game of Thrones costume
April 5, 2019 8:23 PM   Subscribe

We have an invite to a GoT party next weekend and need costume ideas. Other than a blank "Hello my name is" name tag (which may be one costume), does anyone have any thoughts on anything that can put together quickly and cheaply?

Any costume ideas for characters, objects, theme or ??? welcome.
posted by ShooBoo to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Could you buy a bunch of masks, wear all black/grey, pin the masks on your clothes, and be one of the columns in the "Hall of Faces" or whatever they call where Arya trained?

Or you could print out various masks if you don't want to buy masks.
posted by tinydancer at 8:35 PM on April 5 [1 favorite]


Get those craft wiggle eyes and stick three on your forehead. Boom, Three-Eyed Raven.

(Okay I guess that's technically five eyes. Follow your heart.)
posted by jameaterblues at 8:37 PM on April 5 [5 favorites]


All black clothing = Night's Watchman

Any passable disease makeup + leper rags = someone with greyscale
posted by XMLicious at 8:39 PM on April 5




(Okay, that rug isn’t cheap, but you could probably find something similar at a Goodwill.)
posted by Weeping_angel at 8:43 PM on April 5


Cat mask and you're Ser Pounce!
posted by BlahLaLa at 8:54 PM on April 5 [3 favorites]


Carry a big pot and wood spoon as Hot Pie.
posted by sammyo at 9:21 PM on April 5 [2 favorites]


How to make a Jon Snow cloak out of an IKEA rug

And from a link in one of the comments, a cheaper option would be to get a few yards of faux fur fabric from somewhere like Joann's fabrics.
posted by litera scripta manet at 10:34 PM on April 5


I'm generally a fan of a super low cut light blue halter top and long skirt to pay homage to my favorite character, Margaery Tyrell. Combine with bronze rose motifs and brocade and it would be quite lovely.
posted by yueliang at 10:53 PM on April 5 [1 favorite]


Print some sample chapters, scribble notes, inkblot and crumple the paper, stick the paper all over a bin-bag, tear holes in the bin bag for head and arms... et voila, you'll be The Winds of Winter.
posted by protorp at 11:52 PM on April 5 [7 favorites]


“A song of ice and fire”. Since it sounds like you’re a couple, it could be as simple as wearing blue/white and red/orange. You could incorporate a bag of ice and some matches or a lighter. I think if you go on theme but low key it could be funny.
posted by notheotherone at 12:07 AM on April 6 [6 favorites]


Dress in all-white (or even in a bed sheet toga), with maybe a bit of silvery glitter, tinsel, paper snowflakes or pompom snowballs attached here and there, and go as Winter. With preferably someone entering right before you to announce that you're coming.
posted by sively at 1:31 AM on April 6 [3 favorites]


Maesters wear chains around their necks plus whatever clothes. Some kind of tunic or robe seems appropriate. They're supposed to be "forged links" so swag lamp chain, cheap hardware store rope tackle or maybe even large binder rings would work.

You could go as a peasant in rags and just complain bitterly about all the noble houses.

Fake up an arrow wound, dust yourself with baby powder and go as a Red Wedding Guest Ghost.

Dothraki costumes can be pretty minimal but the whole savage desert tribe thing is a little problematic.
posted by snuffleupagus at 3:33 AM on April 6 [3 favorites]


Red dress= Melisandre.
posted by metasarah at 4:39 AM on April 6


Do one of those sandwich boards and be the book(cover).

Go as George RR Martin and do anything but write the last fucking book
posted by raccoon409 at 5:07 AM on April 6 [2 favorites]


Dog mask, pregame thoroughly, take a bottle of shitty red wine = boom, you're the Hound
posted by runincircles at 6:00 AM on April 6


just say that you're winter
and that everyone knew you were coming
posted by entropone at 6:31 AM on April 6 [3 favorites]


find a lightweight screen door and -- boom -- Hodor.
posted by scolbath at 8:02 AM on April 6 [3 favorites]


Blond wig + blue dress = Daenerys
posted by coffeeand at 10:16 AM on April 6


Red dress + oversized wine glass = Early-seasons Cersei.
posted by joyceanmachine at 10:30 AM on April 6 [1 favorite]


(OP appears to be male, as far as I can tell? Not that one can't crossdress or present in other than their born gender.)

For perhaps the cheapest option, even rather than the screen door, buy this and when asked what you are, hold it up and say ...
posted by WCityMike at 10:30 AM on April 6 [1 favorite]


Black and white dichotomy dressing and transparent face mask and you are the Person with no Face.
posted by effluvia at 10:50 AM on April 6


Ramsay Bolton/Snow costume: carry a snausage on a fork. Waggle it.
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 1:22 PM on April 6 [3 favorites]


Get a shirt that's a couple sizes too big. Pull it up so that your head is hidden below the collar. Boom: You're Eddard Stark.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:31 PM on April 6


A shirt with NOTHING written on it. Say you're a friend of Jon's.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:43 PM on April 6 [2 favorites]


Grab a large grey dress from ebay, cut out the neck line, and voila, you're the High Sparrow. A short grey wig could seal the deal, but not absolutely neccessary.
posted by freya_lamb at 12:40 AM on April 7


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