Why Everyone Wants To Work For The “Game Of Thrones” Costume-Breakdown Department

“Game of Thrones” characters get messy. One of the most important parts of finalizing a costume is making it look believably aged and worn.

As the costume designer for HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Michelle Clapton oversees a team of 100 armorers, embroiderers, leatherworkers, printers, jewelers, and weavers, who create elaborate getups on site in Belfast for the whole of the Seven Kingdoms. From Cersei Lannister’s metal jewelry to Daenerys Targaryen’s wedding dress to Prince Oberyn’s “slightly feminine” robes, each item of clothing is meticulously perfected before shooting.

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