If you're not watching Game of Thrones, you're definitely missing out. Even if you're not up to date with the story line, odds are you know some of the characters involved. You also probably know that the character costumes and scenery are all extravagant! What else would you expect from an HBO show about dragons?
A lot of the actors are pretty well-known, but when they're all done up in their costumes and make-up they're hard to recognize! Here are some of the main Game of Thrones characters and what they look like out of costume.
Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion
He really does have two eyes! The beard is the same, though.
Conleth Hill as Varys
More like HAIRYS, am I right?
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Taragaryen
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
Look familiar? Alfie is the real-life brother to singer Lily Allen. She even wrote a song about him!
Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton
Maybe we can trust him in real life, but certainly not on the show.
Continue reading to see the most extreme cast transformations!
Thomas Wlaschiha as Jaqen H'ghar
Crazy what a haircut can do for you!
John Bradley as Samwell Tarly
Okay, so he looks pretty much the same.
Kit Harrington as Jon Snow
He looks the same, but I just love to look at him.
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
It's just wonderful to see Sansa smiling!
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
In the show, she's a bad-ass who bakes men into meat pies. In real life, she's just a bad-ass.
Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane
I would not have recognized him at all!
Continue reading to see how Lena Headey totally transforms!
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister
I guess everyone looks different when they're not chained up and bloodied!
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
I could have walked right by Lena Headey on the street and not even known who she was!
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth
She may not have fit the Seven Kingdoms' standards of beauty, but she's gorgeous on and off the show!
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
He sure does look a lot different all dressed up to collect his Emmy!
Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark
I guess it makes sense he looks different, seeing as he wasn't ACTUALLY dragged through the snow for 17 years.
Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon
Ummm...are we sure this is the same person!?
Hannah Murray as Gilly
Luckily for Murray (unlike her character), she is not married to her father in real life.
Carice Van Houten as Melisandre
You mean she's NOT a fiery redhead who only wears red??
Kristian Nairn as Hodor