Now, there are always a lot of cool details in Game of Thrones. But we REALLY need to talk about Sansa’s final look as Queen in the North in Season 8, Episode 6, “The Iron Throne.” Because it was 🔥🔥🔥.
And let’s just all agree right here, right now that the show’s costume designer Michele Clapton is nothing short of brilliant.
But, quickly, before we get into Sansa’s actual outfit, it’s also important to note that this scene was the first time we’ve seen her hair fully down and unstyled/au natural.
She never wears her hair down. Sansa has always used her hair to look like the people she's trying to emulate, as well as trying to communicate non-verbally. By wearing her hair down, I feel like she's showing that she's her own person and she can speak for herself now pic.twitter.com/Mq7zeRFg1h
— Kira loves Sansa Stark (@cheap__queen) May 20, 2019
She never wears her hair down. Sansa has always used her hair to look like the people she’s trying to emulate, as well as trying to communicate non-verbally. By wearing her hair down, I feel like she’s showing that she’s her own person and she can speak for herself now
Because, throughout the show, Sansa’s more elaborate hairstyles mimicked others.
For a refresher, back in 2017, Sophie Turner actually explained to Refinery 29 the significance of Sansa’s hairstyles. She said, “It’s never random. Sansa’s hair is constantly reflecting the people she’s learning from, or mimicking, or inspired by at the time.”
But in her final scene, Sansa was just herself — and this takes on even MORE meaning when you consider all the details of her final look. As Tumblr user purplefloofs pointed out, it looks like Sansa was inspired by none other than her family in the end:
Here’s a breakdown…
The weirwood leaves represented Bran.
The weirwood’s iconic red leaves showed up in a beautiful pattern on the inside of Sansa’s wide-cut long sleeves.
The one-sided cloak was for Arya.
Sansa’s cloak may not be as heavy as Arya’s, but I wholeheartedly love this design.
The scaly pattern of the arm was her mother, Catelyn Stark (née Tully).
House Tully’s sigil features a silver trout, while their armor is designed to look like fish scales.
The black of the cloak was Jon.
A perfect nod to “taking the black” and Jon’s very own cloak.
While the tufts of black fur and unruliness of the cloak was Rickon.
R.I.P baby Stark (and SHAGGYDOG).
The crown was Robb.
Can we talk about how cool Sansa’s crown is, BTW?
The sewing needle was herself.
It was kind of hard to see, but a needle was incorporated into her new delicate breastplate.
And finally, the color of her gown was grey to honor her father’s house and her entire ancestry.
Just like the the grey direwolf from the Stark sigil.
So yeah, Sansa, Queen in the North, ended the show fully honoring those she loved the most…her family.