As one of the most popular fantasy franchises in recent history, it comes as no surprise that cosplayers across the globe have tried their hands at recreating the book series-turned-HBO-special’s colorful cast of characters.
Although it was difficult to choose, we’ve gathered just a few of the best Game of Thrones cosplays below. Which one is your favorite?
#1 – Daenerys Targaryen, Carli Bybel
Popular YouTuber and makeup mogul Carli Bybel has recreated several iconic characters in her makeup tutorials, one of them being the Mother of Dragons.
Bybel’s impressive skills in makeup and special effects truly brings Daenerys to life – and she even has her own Khal Drogo, to boot.
#2 – Sam Tarley, Samhain138
Cosplayer Samhain138 brings a stunning rendition of Sam Tarley, as he appears in the Night’s Watch during the show’s earlier seasons.
According to Samhain, the entire costume is made from real leather and sheepskin – although he admitted to being annoyed at having “You know nothing!” shouted at him at conventions while wearing the getup.