The Los Angeles Times Showtracker blog has published an interview with Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton and also provided some great new photos from season two. Here is a snippet from the interview:
How do the clothes change in Season 2?
In the second season, as society is changing in King’s Landing and as the war is coming, everything just tends to get a little bit more extreme. People dress up more, people armor more — it’s that false security. I think we’ve all developed quite a lot and I think it looks a lot better — I’m much more pleased with it this season, in all ways.
I loved dressing the Greyjoys [in Season 2]. Those costumes were so organic and so crunchy. We wanted them to look like the rocks on the island — they have no ambition for anything, everything is completely practical.
I loved doing Stannis (Stephen Dillane) and Melisandre (Carice van Houten) as well; that was quite a magical combination, again looking at their characteristics, what they had and where they were.
As I mentioned, the article is accompanied with some new photos from season two including the Littlefinger/Cersei shot above, some great looks at Dany’s Qartheen gowns, and a glimpse of Cersei’s much-buzzed-about Valkyrie-style armor.
Speaking of new images, there have also been a few new ones that popped up on HBO.com in recent days. Check out our Publicity Photos gallery to see all the season two stills released by HBO, so far.
Winter Is Coming: The costumes look great! Although I have to admit, I did chuckle at Cersei’s armor. What exactly is she hoping to protect herself from with that?