Warning: very minor spoilers for the first two episodes of House of the Dragon forward.
If you fancy House of the Dragonthen you probably noticed the glorious costumes designed by Jany Temime – how could you not?!
Of course, the attention to detail means there’s always a *ton* of things that are missed on the first look. So, here are some cool things you might not have noticed while watching the first two House of the Dragon episodes:
Let’s start simple: coloring! If you want to get an idea of how a character leans, see what colors they wear – namely red and black for Targaryen, while House Velaryon goes for blue and green.
This is especially relevant for the two young girls. Jany confirmed this and explained: “In the beginning [Rhaenyra is] in light color – she is in light yellow, she is in beige, she is just a young girl. She hasn’t been dragged into the family yet. You’ll see little by little that she’s going to wear the color of the family – and the same goes for Alicent.”
Home affinity can also be shown in the texture of the clothes. Velaryons channel their seahorse energy with fish scales on their armor:
While dragon scales can be seen on Targaryen garments:
A highlight is undoubtedly Rhaenyra’s coronation outfit. The look is inspired by an old Moroccan bride.
As for her necklace, it includes the signs of the great houses:
Which mimics all the signs you can see on the crown:
Let’s play a game of spot that sigil! Many characters have their house motif embroidered on their clothes:
The signs get pretty subtle – check out the little dragons used as fasteners on Viserys and Daemon’s cloaks:
Another highlight of the show is Daemon’s armor. It is actually made of very light plastic – and is inspired by samurai.
“I found a Japanese samurai skirt and I put it on, and he turned around and loved how we could walk in it. And from that point on, we started cutting his costume,” Jany explained.
This one might be a little long, but Daemon’s armor seems to have rubies on it. Rubies and the Targaryens have been linked before, most notably when Robert Baratheon’s hammer knocked the rubies out of Rhaegar’s breastplate during the Battle of the Trident. Rubies can also be magical in the universe.
Wild theories aside, they could just be there to symbolize Daemon’s wealth – as Jany explained, “He’s very full of himself, so I thought the more prestigious the armor is, the more painful it is that he lost to a man.” that very cheap shield.”
If this symbol looks familiar in the credits, it’s because it matches the necklace Daemon gave Rhaenyra:
Finally, it’s worth paying attention to when Rhaenyra wears the necklace. Like, she’s wearing it at the start of Episode 2 – but by the time Daemon steals the dragon egg, it’s gone. hmm!
What’s your favorite House of the Dragon moments? LMK in the comments!