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SAG Awards: 'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dormer shaves head for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

Did Margaery Tyrell get a hair makeover?

At Saturday night’s SAG AwardsGame of Thrones star Natalie Dormer unveiled her head-turning new look — a half-shaved hairstyle.

“It’s been hidden for 3 months. It happened back in October. I was, you know, waiting for the right moment,” Dormer told EW of her new ‘do, which she got in preparation to play Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. “I’ve never shaved my head before. My man has his head shaved, so… I’d rub it and think, ‘This is gonna be me!’”

In the book, Cressida is described as having “a shaved head tattooed with green vines.” Does that mean Dormer is going to go full cue ball? READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington on the art of male grooming

The New York Times recently profiled Diana Schmidtke, a celebrity groomer who specializes in getting male stars ready for the red carpet.

Ms. Schmidtke has coiffed hair, plucked eyebrows, and applied makeup — just a little concealer! — for the likes of George Clooney, Seth MacFarlane, and Mad Men star Jon Hamm, for whom, she told the Times, “it’s always about making him not look too Don Draper.”

Despite having Schmidtke at his disposal for Sunday night’s Emmys, Hamm’s hiatus beard made him appear scruffier than usual. Another actor who looked artfully disheveled thanks to a groomer? Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, who told EW why he needed a professional primper to help him get ready.


Emmys: Toast the nominees with these TV-inspired cocktails

Nominees like Julie Bowen, Tony Goldwyn, and Anna Chlumsky started warming up for Sunday at Entertainment Weekly‘s pre-Emmy bash in L.A. last night.

“We have a routine,” Gail Simmons told EW of her Emmy night plans with Top Chef co-stars Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colocchio, insisting that the trio will keep their spirits up even if they don’t get the trophy for Best Reality-Competition Program. “We party whether we win or lose!”

Speaking of spirits, we’ve rounded up five cocktails to help you kick off your Emmy celebration.

Click on to learn how to mix up libations inspired by Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Girls, Scandal, and Downton Abbey.


Natalie Dormer on her 'Game of Thrones' costumes: 'My breasts don't naturally sit in that position.'

The medieval costumes on Game of Thrones are as epic as the story lines. And while visions of the bloody red wedding episode are still fresh in viewers’ heads, each characters’ intricate gowns and steel suits of armor are just as memorable. So it’s no surprise that the show racked up 16 Emmy nominations in categories like Outstanding Costumes, Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding Make-Up, Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up, and Outstanding Art Direction, which will be handed out at tonight’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

EW caught up with Natalie Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell, to find out what it’s like working with costume designer Michele Clapton and head hairstylist Kevin Alexander.

“There’s so much infrastructure in Margaery’s costumes because my breasts don’t naturally sit in that position,” said Dormer. “They’re incredibly made.” READ FULL STORY

The Emmy for best costume design should go to... POLL

From Lady Mary’s embroidered dresses to Jon Snow’s fur-trimmed capes and Snow White’s fairytale gowns, this year’s crop of Emmy-nominated wardrobe designs are a telling example of Emmy history — the Academy loves period and fantasy costumes.

The 2013 Emmy nominees in the category of Outstanding Costumes for a Series are Boardwalk Empire, The Borgias, Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey, and Game of Thrones, all shows that are set in the past, or, in the case of Once Upon a Time, in another world. In fact, this year’s nominees is the same group that went head-to-head for the costume Emmy last year. (GoT costume designer Michelle Clapton took home the award in 2012.)

Why are costumes from shows set in modern times often left out of the running?

“[It’s] really hard for people to understand how intricate, precise and detailed [contemporary designs] can be because we wear them every day,” Tom Broecker — the longtime costume designer for Saturday Night Live who also worked wardrobe magic on season one of House of Cards — told EW at the opening of the FIDM Museum & Galleries’ Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibit in July. “Contemporary costumes are seen as more mundane because they lack the majesty of period clothes.”

Which costume designer should win the prize for Outstanding Costumes for a Series at the Creative Arts Emmys this Sunday? Cast your vote in the poll below.


The super-skinny Beyonce sketch, Christoph Waltz models for Prada, and more


A sketch of Beyoncé by designer Roberto Cavalli shows the singer as a super-slim Amazon woman. [Buzzfeed]

Unlikely models Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw and Ezra Miller appear in Prada’s men’s wear campaign for fall/winter 2013. [WWD]

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has hired its first video game designer in residence to create a game inspired by objects representing British design. [Complex]

It’s Cosplay Piano: the Game of Thrones edition! [Mashable]

French designer Isabel Marant will create a capsule collection for H&M. [Forbes]

James Dean’s lucky pocket watch will go up for auction later this month. [Pursuitist]

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The 'Game of Thrones' fashion wars, Nike pulls 'Boston Massacre' T-shirts, and more

Find out how costumes help codify Daenerys, Margaery, Cersei, and more Game of Thrones characters. [Fashionista]

Nike is pulling T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Boston Massacre” — which commemorate the Yankees victory over the Red Sox in 1978 — in the wake of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing. [The Daily Beast]

The Oxygen network will begin airing GIFs during TV shows like Best Ink next month. [Mashable]

See the greatest hits of graphic designer Storm Elvin Thorgerson, who created iconic album artwork for bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Phish. [Flavorwire]

Milliner Philip Treacy, who has designed hats for Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, and Kate Middleton says the fascinator trend is over. [Huffington Post]

The Girl Scouts of America have has introduced a new badge for video game design. [Smithsonian]

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‘Game of Thrones': Hiding Kit Harington’s ankle, faking sweat stains and more costume drama

Take a trip to Westeros and capture the throne at 'Game of Thrones': The Exhibition


Here’s your chance to journey to the land of Westeros to capture the Iron Throne!

In anticipation of Game of Thrones season 3 (which premieres March 31), HBO has hit the road with a trove of costumes, props, weapons, and more original artifacts from the epic fantasy series. King Joffrey’s “Ice” and “Longclaw” swords, model dragons, suits of armor, and pieces from the elaborate wardrobe designed by Michele Clapton are just some of the items that represent the five main noble houses: Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy. Fans can also participate in an interactive exhibit which places them in the Battle of Blackwater Bay, and pose for photos on an exact replica of the Iron Throne.

As you exit (through the gift shop) Game of Thrones collectible merchandise will be available for purchase.

The traveling exhibit, which kicked off in Toronto and is currently on display in New York City, will make additional stops in Sao Paolo, Amsterdam and Belfast. Watch a behind-the-scenes video tour of Game of Thrones: The Exhibition after the jump.


Celebrate the return of 'Game of Thrones' with these low-rent Frankencostumes -- PHOTOS

Emmy-winning Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton spares little expense when designing the elaborate outfits featured on HBO’s hit fantasy series. You, however, probably have a more limited budget — unless you’re some kind of champion LARPer, in which case I have so many questions for you!

Ahem. Anyway, if you’d like to celebrate the show’s upcoming third season premiere by dressing up and getting hammered on Iron Throne Blonde Ale you’re in luck. BuyCostumes.com wants you to know that it’s easy to cobble together a GoT-esque costume, using nothing but bits and pieces of other, decidedly unlicensed costumes. This “Cersei Lannister” look, for example, combines a generic medieval dress with a “Grecian Necklace” and — best of all — a “Flower Child Wig.” Insatiable desire for your own twin brother, unfortunately, is not included.

Read on to discover how to become Tyrion, Daenerys, Joffrey, or Jon Snow without breaking the bank. (Spoiler alert: one of the outfits incorporates elements from a Batman costume.) All it’ll cost you is $77-$162, plus your dignity!  READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones': Hiding Kit Harington's ankle, faking sweat stains and more costume drama

From having to hide Kit Harington’s cast to making sure the extras weren’t smuggling cell phones and cigarettes in their pants, Emmy-winning designer Michele Clapton filled EW in on all the costume drama that happened during filming for season 3 of Game of Thrones.

EW: What were the biggest challenges for the wardrobe department on season 3?
MICHELE CLAPTON: Kit Harington was in a cast for a lot of the time. They asked me to create a boot to cover it, but it was impossible because it was a great big, white foot! We couldn’t shoot it at first because there was no way we could cover [his cast]. Later on he had a medical boot that he could take off, but he still couldn’t walk. We cut the back out of his [costume] boot so that he could put it on without having to actually step into it and just bound it to his leg. He managed really well, considering the amount of pain he was in. Thankfully he’s much better now, but that was a tricky one.  READ FULL STORY

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