As the penultimate season of Game of Thrones draws closer, we’re getting more and more looks at the storm about to sweep across Westeros. But not all clues can come in the form of explosive trailers—sometimes, we get to see them in between lavish shots of gorgeous costumes being prepared.


This new feature on the costume design of Game of Thrones might not have much in the way of solid details for the next season, but it does give us some fresh glimpses at characters seen and unseen in the recent trailer for the show.

In between the grand, beautiful tunics and dresses, we get to see Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson in the sleek new blackened armor being worn by the reanimated Gregor Clegane (better known as Ser Robert Strong in the books), and, even more intriguingly, his brother Sandor, now clad in furs and leathers, presumably hinting at a trip up north for the Hound... and maybe even an encounter with a few Starks, perhaps? It’ll be interesting to see if Arya crosses paths with him on her journey Northward, given how those two left off the last time they saw each other—no doubt, the whole “leaving him to die” thing will probably cause some awkwardness between them.


Game of Thrones returns July 16.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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