In the next season of ‘Game of Thrones‘ we have a huge change coming for Arya Stark and this isn’t one of the many plot alterations that we’ve heard of so far. No, Arya is getting a bit of a makeover where instead of having her raggedy clothes that could almost confuse some blind old men into thinking that she’s a boy, we are going to see her actually wearing a dress. I’m happy to see we’re getting an outfit change and not having her subplot cut from the show next season like some characters.
I mean who doesn’t love Arya?
So yes, the only Stark daughter that we can all agree is pretty awesome will now be in a dress. Season 1 is so long ago I can barely remember what she looked like in one. According to tMaisie Williams, “I love Arya’s new look. It’s very neutral, very plain, but clean! I have clean hair that actually moves.”
Let’s take a look!
The new look will enable Arya to stay anonymous while in Braavos and blend in with the local residents. What is funny is that the look is so different, those who don’t know about it didn’t even recognize her when she was in this new look for the first time!
“I had my hair braided up to these big buns and bits of jewelry and a jumper thing with a long skirt, and I came onto the set and nobody recognized me.” In fact the change will be featured on the show with its own scene as a plot point. “That was such a release—it was like no acting required. This feels totally like a next chapter.”
Costumer designer Michele Clapton was happy to finally be able to show off that Arya is a young woman, “For so long she had to look like a boy. Even when [the disguise] was no longer necessary, it made no sense to change it [because] she was on the road.”
I’m very curious as to if this change in look will cause any changes in her attitude as well. Yes, she is clearly a Tomboy at heart but she was being raised to be a “proper” young lady as well so it’ll be interesting to see how she acts in her new home. Will she end up being the same character that we’ve come to know or will we be seeing a different side to the young lady?
Do you think that Arya’s new look is one that you can get behind? Do you think we’ll still see her in action now that she’s in a dress? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly