Utah cosplayers win the ‘Game of Thrones’

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Utah pop culture fans have a lot to look forward to this April. FanX Spring 2019 will fall right in the middle of the final season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’

Before the series returns on April 14 and FanX kicks off on April 19-20, here’s a look at Utah cosplayers bringing their A-game to Game of Thrones cosplay. 

(Warning: light Game of Thrones spoilers ahead.) 

Mother of Dragons

At Salt Lake FanX, cosplayer @SpiderTiffany channeled Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen (the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains). 

House Tyrell

Lady Olenna’s final moments were so iconic, they were almost instantly made into a meme. This cosplayer absolutely nailed it, deal with it. 

To really take the cake, her daughter, Keiko’s Cosplay, cosplays as Margaery Tyrell. 


Daenerys’s adviser and handmaiden didn’t appear on the show until season 3, which might be why we don’t see as many people cosplaying her. With what we lack in quantity, however, this cosplayer makes up for with quality. 


The enigmatic Red Lady drives much of the plot in Westeros, even though we don’t know much about Melisandre herself. In addition to the gorgeous costume, this cosplayer replicates that air of mystery. 


Cersei Lannister is a controversial and complex character. She’s not solely defined by her love of wine, but Zabracas Cosplay captures it with her cosplay.

In Fall of 2017 (back when it was still called Salt Lake Comic Con), we were blessed with this moment of Margaery, Cersei, and Daenerys battling over the iron throne. 


We were also given this little guy in an iron throne of his own– much cuter than the Joffrey in the show. 

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die

Eight seasons in, the ‘Game of Thrones’ casualty count is in the six-digit range. Some of those deaths, ultimately, were orchestrated by the author of the show’s source material (‘A Song of Ice and Fire’), George R.R. Martin. It seems fitting then that during this 2017 ‘Games of Thrones’ cosplay meet-up, a GRRM wields the sword beheading Ned Stark.

Finally, if a character is lucky enough to have survived long enough to see season 8, it’s hard not to point and laugh at the ones that didn’t. 

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