28 Fascinating Facts About The “Game Of Thrones” Costumes

Cersei’s new color is officially silver.

It’s no secret that the Game of Thrones costuming has changed TV forever — so much so that costume designer Michele Clapton has been nominated for an Emmy every year the show’s been on air, and won twice.

It's no secret that the Game of Thrones costuming has changed TV forever — so much so that costume designer Michele Clapton has been nominated for an Emmy every year the show's been on air, and won twice.

Clapton was costume designer on Seasons 1–5 of Game of Thrones, then left for most of Season 6. She returned to design the four outfits Cersei and Daenerys wore in the Season 6 finale, and will be returning for Season 7.

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So who better to give us all the behind-the-scenes costuming secrets than Michele Clapton herself?

So who better to give us all the behind-the-scenes costuming secrets than Michele Clapton herself?

We chatted with Clapton about Maisie Williams burning her costume, Cersei's finale gown, her new Daenerys-inspired jewelry line collaboration with Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom, and what to expect in Season 7.

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The show’s costume designs aren’t really based on the descriptions from the books.

The show's costume designs aren't really based on the descriptions from the books.

“It’s funny, when I first got offered the job, of course I read the books. We did move away from the books. I didn’t stick close to the books in the end — it actually became a separate entity.”

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