SDCC14: The best group cosplay you’ll see – George R. R. Martin and his victims


lyth-sdcc-logo-585-narrowerCosplay is a huge aspect of San Diego Comic Con, the largest pop culture convention in the world, with thousands of fans attending the convention dressing as their favorite book, movie, video game, and anime characters. We took the time to stop and speak with many cosplayers during our five days covering the convention and saw many impressive and awe-inspiring costumes. We had our favorites, that’s for sure, until Sunday.

On Sunday we were offered a media tour of the Game of Thrones: Survive the Realm experience, and by chance, our team happened to be in attendance for what we are sure is the best cosplay we’ve seen in many years.

At the end of the exhibit, resting on the floor next to the Iron Throne (even more appropriate), was a pile of dead bodies. These weren’t just any bodies – no, they were the bodies of many main Game of Thrones characters…

…and on top of them, standing triumphantly, was a cosplayer dressed as George R. R. Martin.


It was the best cosplay we’ve seen in a long time and we could not be more happy to have been there to capture the moment. Individually, each costume was impressive, bringing to life many of the fan favorite characters from the books and television show. Combined, and in that pose with a George R.R. Martin cosplayer standing over his slaughtered characters, they blew their “competition” out of the water.

Be sure to check out back for the rest of our San Diego Comic Con coverage, including our full report on the Game of Thrones: Survive the Realm experience in addition to other exciting events including the surprise Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron exclusive screening event and the Hunger Games Capitol Gallery. This coverage will begin rolling out today and continue through the weekend!


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Mike Macauley is the founder and editor in chief of He also founded and runs, the official Inheritance Cycle community, and published his book, The Inheritance Almanac, in 2011. Mike can be found on Twitter at @mikemacauley.

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