New photos turned up recently online, giving us a fresh peek into the effects makeup and prosthetics used on Game of Thrones. White Walkers, gruesome injuries, and the shadow baby belly were designed and built by Creatures Inc. LTD. Yes, the stunning creatures beyond the Wall were not entirely CGI as many had assumed.
Note: some photos may be NOT SAFE FOR WORK as they depict slight nudity (in the case of Melisandre’s belly) and graphic injuries (it still hurts to look at Jory’s face).
The level of detail on the White Walker is absolutely incredible.
Melisandre’s pregnant body looks so realistic. You can see the seams of the prosthetic under her breasts and by the groin. That’s a merkin she’s wearing, by the way. Carice van Houten said in in May, in the L.A. Times, that she “basically walked around making jokes…Making fun of the merkin. This may sound weird, but we had great fun taking pictures of me and the merkin.”
Still one of the most cringeworthy injuries we’ve seen on Game of Thrones, Jory Cassel met his end with a well-placed dagger.
Creatures Inc, LTD created other injuries seen on the show, such as this:
They also designed Lysa Arryn’s prosthetic breast, featured in the notorious breast-feeding scene in season 1, using actress Kate Dickie’s body as the actual model for the false breast. Fantastic work, I would say, since so many people to this day still believe it was real!
Ours is the Fury: What really gets to me are the TEETH on the White Walker, in the first photo. Amazing.