Fans Spot Costume Mistake In The Game Of Thrones Opening Episode

WARNING: CONTAINS GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS

There was a lot going on in the season eight opener of Game of Thrones, which saw Jon and Daenerys enjoy a romantic dragon ride together, a chilling message from the Night King and some seriously bitchy gazes from coming from Sansa, among lots more.

But while all that was going on, one eagle-eyed fan managed to spot a tiny costume blunder in the episode - so small, in fact, that most of us missed it.

You may remember back in the show's early days that Daenerys told her absolute arsehole of a brother that Dothraki hair braids are symbolic of victories.

Daenerys once didn't have quite as many braids. Credit: HBO
Daenerys once didn't have quite as many braids. Credit: HBO

These days, it's more of a complex vibe. Credit: HBO
These days, it's more of a complex vibe. Credit: HBO

You'll also probably recall that since then, she's acquired some badass dragons - which not only means defeat hasn't really been on the cards, but also, in turn, that she's now rocking a pretty complex system of braids.

The only thing is, that tangle of impressive braids is clearly a bit of a tricky area for the costume department. Look:

In the first photo, we see Dany's hair in her traditional braided style, while in the second it looks slightly more voluminous.

Many others commented to say they'd also spotted the mistake, with one writing: "I noticed that too!"

Someone else suggested: "I saw this and just assumed she changed it cause she wanted [to]."

Daenerys' hair. Credit: HBO
Daenerys' hair. Credit: HBO

The second shot of Daenerys' hair. Credit: HBO
The second shot of Daenerys' hair. Credit: HBO

Another said: "I noticed that too first because of the lack of braids thinking she should have more victories than that and then I was like op there they are."

One other Twitter user wrote: "Omg I kept looking at her hair and didn't know why."


A fourth added: "I often see these mishaps. I automatically saw that with her hair but me yelling it out loud does nothing."

Most of us, however, failed to notice that something was off with Dany's wardrobe.

One social media user joked: "One wig is good enough for both of her brothers to share but Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen requires at least two per scene, she's that much better than everyone else, I guess."

To which someone replied: "Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Budgets."

Someone else said it could in fact be a clue to a later event, adding: "NOTHING is a coincidence!"

Why does actor Emilia Clarke have two Daenerys wigs? Is one supposed to feature more braids to be used later in the series? Does she win yet more huge battles?

Only time will tell.

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Game of Thrones will air on Sky Atlantic at 2am each Monday morning and again at 9pm GMT the following evening.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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