Winter Is Coming: This video was great. Loved looking at the concept art. Jaime’s costume in particular looked cool. And the Kingsguard shield was awesome! They definitely are embracing the Asian-theme with some of the costumes. As long as they keep it slightly medieval I think it should work. Looking forward to seeing some of these costumes worn by the cast!
UPDATE: In order for it not to get lost in the comments, here is a very pertinent piece of information concerning the Kingsguard armour, kindly provided by Ran:
I spoke with Simon Brindle, the head of the costume armor department, about a great deal of the armor. One thing I specifically asked about was the change to the Kingsguard armor. I wondered if perhaps they moved away from the pure white because of how it looked on camera, and in fact he nodded his head and said yes, the gleam from it wasn’t working well in relation to everything else you’d see on screen and so they went in this direction with it instead.
So chalk this up to a point where George’s imagination outpaces reality, or perhaps that in his setting they can get that white looking just so, whereas in RL they can’t.
I got a chance to get a _very_ close up look at the armor, and even saw a few production photos of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in it. It looks quite fabulous, and not at all like something just “anyone” could have. The “tribal” design is nothing but an orante, scrollwork crown, and I actually very much appreciated that detail to more explicitly link them as the king’s personal guard. GRRM seemed to like it too.
Oh, and yes, they have white cloaks, just as Rimshot reported. Have a picture of one, in fact. Pristine white, just as it should be! Even saw a photo of the cloak as worn draped over the horse’s flank.