POPSUGAR Photography/ Arturo Torres
Major moments: Deaths of beloved television characters are always tragic, but one such event on Game of Thrones this year took TV martyrdom to another level. The heartbreaking loss of gentle giant Hodor was one of the most memorable (and meme-able) plot developments of season six. POPSUGAR received over 39 million views to Game of Thrones content during season six, and #HoldTheDoor trended on Twitter for days after the traumatic Hodor-centric episode, so we’re confident that the series-favorite character will be on everybody’s mind (and costume list) when Halloween rolls around.
How to create it at home:
Want to honor Hodor this Halloween? Here’s what you’ll need:
- A brown cloak or sheet
- Leather belts
- Aged-looking boots, like these ($100, originally $250)
- A box of bran cereal
Hodor’s outfit is a simple brown garment with boots and leather straps for carrying Bran on his back, so you can replicate the look with belts and your brown sheet fabric. Of course, Hodor is nothing without Bran; strapping the box of bran cereal to your back will ensure that people understand your costume and have a giggle about the witty substitution. Get the full Hodor tutorial here.
Honorable mentions: Game of Thrones girl squads (Daenerys, Cersei, Sansa, Arya, Yara, and Missandei) were a popular cosplay at Comic-Con this year and are a great idea for groups. Plus, with the insane revelation about Jon Snow’s parentage in season six, we wouldn’t be surprised if he proved popular with guys on Halloween.