Winter is coming, but so is Halloween. And, if you’re like most people, you’re looking for the hottest Game Of Thrones Costumes. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately for you, a lot of people don’t spend a lot of time dressing up. Here’s what you can do to take your outfit to the next level and win any Halloween costume competition you attend.

Daenerys Targaryen

The Mother of Dragons often wears fine silks, or a v­neck dress, and her hair back in a double-row ponytail thing. The key to pulling off Daenerys is to nail the hairstyle ­ this is her “signature” look. It will take some work, but basically you have to create two sets of plaits and tie them off in the back into a super ponytail. Here’s a guide that helps you pull it off.

Beyond the hair, you’ll want to pay special attention to the makeup ­ you’re going for a pale, but soft, white, almost airbrushed look in the face with a hint of color in the cheeks.

Eddard Stark

Ned Stark is one of the first heroes of the show, and it’s a shame to think that he never made it far. But, you can relive his glory by donning some heavy leather armor, chain mail, and that humongous fur coat that he wore in the north.

Don’t forget the Hand of the King Pin ­ this is essential jewelry that will really set off the costume. Oh, and of course, you’ll need a two­handed sword made of Valyrian steel. Or, you could settle for a replica. Your choice.

Jon Snow

Jon Snow isn’t a major character, at first, but he becomes one of the most important characters in the show. If you want to dress the part, the most important part of the ensemble is the cape. He wears a black cape trimmed with fur at the shoulders. You should also consider growing out your beard and having a lady­friend help you with curling your hair.

Cersei Lannister

Cersei’s character wears regal­looking deep red dresses and always seems to drown in them. Think velvet or silk gowns with full sleeves. You’ll also need a very long wig or long hair that you can divide and pull part of it back into a ponytail.

Sansa Stark

Sansa Stark is actually pretty easy to pull off. All you need is a light­colored dress with long sleeves. Also, the hair. She either wears it down and “flat” or parted and pulled back. You don’t need a lot of makeup, but dye your hair red if you can. Also, give yourself subtle color in your cheeks and try to accentuate your eyes.

Joffrey Baratheon

If you want to be the little tyrant king, all you have to do is act like a brat. But, you’ll also need some armor, a cape, leather booths, and a golden crown. Joffrey had golden locks, so that’ll help too. It helps to have a young face, and not everyone can pull this off. Go for authentic clothing if you can manage it. It’ll cost a bit more than the typical costume, but it’ll be so worth it.

Diane McNamara loves a good costume party. With a background in fashion design, she looks forward to this years Game of Thrones inspired Halloween costumes. Her article mainly appear on lifestyle blogs.