Cersei Lannister Costumes: The Narrative Behind Them

Cersei Lannister costumes depict an amazing story of how she has evolved from being Robert Baratheon’s wife to being the queen of Seven Kingdoms.



The Story Cersei Lannister Costumes Narrate

Cersei Lannister Costumes

Cersei Lannister in Red and Gold in Season 1 Episode 1

Cersei is seen in red and gold, house Lannister’s colors in season 1 episode 1 of Game of Thrones. After successfully killing Robert and ascending Joffrey to the crown, she has worn more regal looking gowns.

Cersei Lannister costumes

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Season 3



Cersei has worn her hair up in a classic Southern style in many episodes.

Cersei Lannister costumes

Cersei Lannister’s hairstyle in Season 4

But after her walk of shame and Tommen’s death, Cersei has dressed up more like her father in black with her hair cut short. Her costume designer Michele Clapton decided to go with the black symbolizing her hunger for power, her ruthlessness and to echo similarity to Tywin Lannister, Cersei’s ruthless father. Of one particular dress for the season 6 finale, made of leather layered over silver brocade, Clapton told Vanity Fair, “I knew it had to be leather and I knew it had to be linked to Tywin.

 



Cersei Lannister costumes

Similarity Between Tywin and Cersei’s Costumes

Black was the obvious choice,” Michele Clapton told Vanity Fair. “Yes, it is for mourning her children, her father . . . but it’s more than that. To me, it represents a deadness inside her—the overwhelming desire for power at any cost. The multi-layered effect created by mounting the leather onto silver brocade gives a more complex feeling, implying that nothing achieved is ever simple.”

 



Cersei looks amazing in black and all the more powerful. Let’s see how long she stays in power with the army of the dead marching towards Westeros.



 

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