At this point in time, I think everyone wants to be apart of Game Of Thrones. One of my coworkers on this site still regrets turning down the role as a Dothraki in the pilot, another friend quit his job to be an unsullied, while a another has been everything from a whore to a Wildling. Me I used up several of my few holiday’s to be in 2 seconds of season 7 and it was worth it. People dedicate their lives to this show, they name their kids after it’s many characters, they create amazing and fantastical cosplay’s and in general just loving the series. The show really brings people together, which is strange because it is so dam violent. The sheer dedication is a testament to how good it is and probably why the costumes and sets have been able to tour the world multiple times.
And the latest tour has just come back home to Belfast. SO of course I was one of the first ones in the door.
As you enter you are treated to a short video helping bring everyone up to speed on all that has happened. Then the curtains are pulled back and you enter into a world we have all grown to love, one of death and danger, but one of wonders and sorcery too.
The KIngslanding area was the most Regal part of the exhibition, the detail in these costumes was frankly stunning. There are so many intricacies that you just do not see on the show and the addition of the palanquin was a nice touch.
The Winterfell crypts
This one is a real treat, the Winterfell crypts is one of two exclusives that only came to Belfast. Even it was a very simplified version of the one from the series it was still a very eerie location to visit. When you walk in you are met with a mist and when it parts you are surrounded by the statues of Long Dead Starks.