By Hillary Busis
Updated March 21, 2013 at 03:53 PM EDT

Game of Thrones

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Emmy-winning Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton spares little expense when designing the elaborate outfits featured on HBO’s hit fantasy series. You, however, probably have a more limited budget — unless you’re some kind of champion LARPer, in which case I have so many questions for you!

Ahem. Anyway, if you’d like to celebrate the show’s upcoming third season premiere by dressing up and getting hammered on Iron Throne Blonde Ale you’re in luck. wants you to know that it’s easy to cobble together a GoT-esque costume, using nothing but bits and pieces of other, decidedly unlicensed costumes. This “Cersei Lannister” look, for example, combines a generic medieval dress with a “Grecian Necklace” and — best of all — a “Flower Child Wig.” Insatiable desire for your own twin brother, unfortunately, is not included.

Read on to discover how to become Tyrion, Daenerys, Joffrey, or Jon Snow without breaking the bank. (Spoiler alert: one of the outfits incorporates elements from a Batman costume.) All it’ll cost you is $77-$162, plus your dignity!


According to this website, Games‘s crafty intellectual is some sort of Roman centurion. Whatever; at least the breastplate doesn’t have nipples.


Daenerys Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, called Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons — or a sorority girl taking Greek Week a little too literally? You decide.


Naturally, the costume recommended for wannabe Joffreys is the most expensive thing here. This “Noble King Adult Costume” costs $149.99. Just one problem: Who in their right mind would ever, ever want to dress up as Joffrey?

“Jon Snow”

The costume and the sword are both intended for knights, and being a knight is sort of like being a member of the Night’s Watch. (No, it isn’t.) Best of all, though, the costume is rounded out by The Dark Knight Rises-branded polyurethane foam and polyester gloves. As ridiculous as this is, you’ve got to hand it to the site for knowing that Bruce Wayne’s favorite character totally would be Jon Snow.

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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