If you don't root for Arya Stark on Game Of Thrones, then I'm not sure we're watching the same show. Everyone's favorite li'l queen of revenge/tiny terror, Arya, has been through a lot these past seven seasons. So, this Halloween, honor her journey (and look really tough doing it) with these easy Arya Stark Game Of Thrones Halloween costume ideas. Start practicing your sword-fighting skills now, because I guarantee at least three different drunk pals will, at some point, challenge you to a duel. (And if you're dressed as Arya, you better win.)
When Arya Stark first hits the screen in Season 1 of HBO's Game of Thrones (based on the book series by George R. R. Martin), she's the embodiment of scrappy: She's pint-sized, sharp-tongued, and eager to outdo her brothers Bran and Rickon in archery, sword-fighting, running around in the muck, and whatever else it is that children of the North do. Then, as you know, everything falls apart.
Arya, seven seasons later, has seen almost every member of her family murdered. She has survived on her own for years. She has raised herself into a hell of an assassin, avenging the deaths of those she's loved. And she's become a low-key master of disguise. Think you got what it takes to embody vengeance? Read on for some costume ideas all fans will appreciate:
Baby Arya, Child Of The North
Ah, youth, such innocence, such hope. Find a metal helmet and a fur ruff — listen, the Starks love a good fur look — and you're good to go.
Baby Arya, King's Landing
Most of Arya's time in King's Landing is spent in her first official sword fighting lessons. Nobody has the time for skirts when you're learning to dance on water! Snag a muslin shirt and some simple gray pants — and find you a pal to build a wooden practice sword. Or build it yourself, I don't know your life.
Nymeria The Direwolf Feat. Her Owner, Arya
Nymeria is a queen and she should not be relegated to a mere sidekick!
Arya ~In Disguise~
For three seasons, Arya disguises herself as a boy and wears the same outfit. In order to truly pull this look off, you will unfortunately have to roll around for at least five minutes in dirt. Sorry but you gotta! Authenticity is everything!
Needle The Sword
Serve iron gray realness as Arya's most trusted sword, Needle, which was gifted to her by Jon Snow back in the early seasons of the show. I'm not going to say you should go around poking people in the ribs all night, but I'm not not going to say that, either.
Arya, The Girl Who Tries
Finaaaaaally, Arya gets a new outfit when she joins up with The Faceless Man. Sure, it's a simple black dress, and sure, she does a lot of sweeping and gets bullied by other acolytes, but Arya is a survivor.
Same costume from the previous look, but add a spooky, unidentifiable face mask. Freak everyone out. Speak in riddles.
Oof, Blind Arya
Get you some white contacts and a bowl for alms. Maybe don't shower for like... a week in preparation? Your partner and friends may hate you, but your fans, oh, your fans, they will applaud your commitment.
Arya, Oysters, Clams And Cuckles
Those! Spiral! Buns! Honestly just figuring those out (here's a tutorial) and shouting, "Oysters, clams and cuckles!" would be enough.
Arya's Kill List
Who's on the list? Write out their names on a plain white t-shirt. Cross out those who are, uh, no longer with us. Bonus points if you splash a bit of blood and dirt on that bad boy. Killing folks is not easy work.
Arya On The Road
Man, to see Arya smile, to see Arya with some pals - my heart, she breaks. This look is mostly A Leather Cape and gloves. Let's see what we can scrounge up, huh?
Arya Of The North
The cape is the toughest element to this look, but I trust you: You got this. Also, don't be weirded out by the fact that I've suggested a rug here — Game of Thrones uses rugs for capes themselves!
Arya, The Executioner
Look closely — this is Stark armor, the same one worn by Ned, Robb, and Jon Snow. Arya, in this look, is home. Also, hear me out: leather vest worn backwards equals Stark armor.
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