The Hidden Meanings Behind Sansa's Final Game Of Thrones Look

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  • Published: 23 May 2019
  • Audiences have come to expect three big things from Game of Thrones: wild plot twists, a fair amount of bloodshed, and gorgeous costumes. Spoiler alert: the series finale included the characteristic trio, and placed an unexpected emphasis on the last of the three.

    During the closing montage of the Game of Thrones finale, viewers watched as Sansa Stark prepared herself for her coronation as Queen in the North, now a completely separate kingdom with its own ruler. It was a full-circle moment for Sansa, and the outfit she wore featured several tiny details that paid tribute to her incredible journey.

    Here are all the hidden meanings behind Sansa's final Game of Thrones look.

    The first nod to Sansa's evolution from a meek girl wanting to marry Joffrey Baratheon to an independent woman who would do anything to protect her family is found in her intricate chest plate. Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton explained that the bodice features "the growing branches of the weirwood tree," the tree important to the Stark family, found in the godswood of Winterfell.

    Within the series, plenty of pivotal moments happen beneath the weirwood tree: Night's Watch recruits making their vows, Jon Snow reuniting with Arya, and Arya killing the Night King once and for all. The weirwood tree,, is a place of worship for House Stark. That Sansa's coronation dress features its branches is quite special. The chest plate itself is also significant in that it shows a softer side of Sansa: she's sported armor before, but this is more delicate, worn for peace and not war.

    Speaking of the weirwood tree, one of the two belled sleeves of Sansa's dress is embroidered with deep red, five-pointed leaves, the same ones found on the sacred tree. In the novels written by George R.R. Martin, weirwood trees are said to live forever if they are properly cared for and left undisturbed. This is seemingly what Sansa intends to do with the North: preserve it so that it may never fall.

    Not only do the leaves on Sansa's costume honor House Stark, but they also provide a drastic contrast to her younger self who desperately wanted to be a Southern queen and not a Northern girl. They also show that she is finally in the exact place she was meant to be. Moreover, they link to her brother's recent inauguration as King of Westeros and to the attitude of the North as a whole.

    The sleeves themselves are symbolic as well, as they and Sansa's entire dress are made from the same fabric as two other iconic Game of Thrones outfits. Clapton revealed that she utilized the fabric from the "dark Sansa dress," seen on the eighth episode of the fourth season when Sansa unveiled her mysterious new look to Littlefinger. Keep watching the video to learn the hidden meanings behind Sansa's final Game of Thrones look!

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  • Looper
    Looper   5 months back

    Did you catch any other hidden little details in GoT like the Sansa look described here?

    • Chai Chen
      Chai Chen  5 months back

      Now I know the meaning behind her gown. I knew there was a lot of hidden treats. I just couldn't decipher all. Glad it's explained here.

    • Chai Chen
      Chai Chen  5 months back

      @Desert Rose wow that's an amazing observation!

    • seaofghosts
      seaofghosts  5 months back

      @Ms. Byrd "Common practice" where? In our society? Westeros isn't where ever you come from. The best you can do is to apply evidence from the show.
      In medieval times it wasn't practice for friends or allies to be disarmed before being allowed in the presence of the ruler. There was a law that a sword drawn in their presence would be punished by the perpetrator losing that hand, so evidently swords (and presumably other weapons such as daggers) were allowed.
      I suppose Drogon trusted Jon because he was a Targaryen and for the same reason Drogon couldn't kill him even though he had assassinated Dany.

    • Ms. Byrd
      Ms. Byrd  5 months back

      @seaofghosts It is simply 'common practice' to disarm someone who will be in a room alone with a 'criminal' for their own safety and to ensure the prisoner doesn't use that person's weapon to escape.


      Allowing someone in the room with a 'ruler' or 'leader' who is armed on the other hand threatens the safety of the person whose audience is being sought.


      Drogon or not, he (or anyone else) really should not have been allowed to go into her presence with a weapon especially after the incident on the street between him and Greyworm. She relied TOO much on the dragon.

    • BaldingClamydia
      BaldingClamydia  5 months back

      ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ For the Dothraki victories, they DON'T braid their hair, they add a BELL per victory. They also never cut it unless defeated, that's why they braid their hair, it's so damn long.

  • atlas lion
    atlas lion  1 months back

    People are so bitter...The show isย called GAME OF THRONES; Cersei warned you in season 1She playedย  the GAME she won and... well the other is dead....get over it

    • Zahabia A.
      Zahabia A.  3 months back

      I didn't like the crown that Sansa wore in the end. Except for the wolf heads, rest everything looked like the body of snakes. It looked stupid.

      • Emily Smith
        Emily Smith  3 months back

        Whatever it means, the costume designer must have thought about it for more than 5 days. Only if writers took that amount of time...

        • lynn ruebush
          lynn ruebush  3 months back

          there are no more "hidden meanings" and guesses and speculation...they threw together a messed up ending and are done with it! after all the 8 yrs of waiting...the true King didn't sit on the throne

          • Arkhasaur Gaming
            Arkhasaur Gaming  3 months back

            lets be honest. Sansa wanted the north to be its own kingdom because she wasnt picked to be queen.

            • Scott Morgan
              Scott Morgan  3 months back

              No one cares

              • Sฤฑla Gรผlcemal
                Sฤฑla Gรผlcemal  3 months back

                SHE WAS NOT MIMICING DAENERYS, who was Daenerys for a woman like Sansa to follow she was already more experienced and learned IT WAD A NORTHERN HAYIR STYLE. LOOK AT LYANNA LOOK AT CATELYN YOU DAMN FOOL OF A DANY WORSHIPER

                • K
                  K  4 months back

                  Itโ€™s what she deserves ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ

                  • KK and sims 4
                    KK and sims 4  4 months back

                    She had fish scales on the dress for house tully for her mother she had the grey dress for the stark house bed the armor was actually for Theon the half cloak was for Arya the tree bran and the black was Jon the queen for Robb who started the whole stark should be king /queen again and the ruffled edge at the bottom was for Rickon the back of the crown was like Cercie she took the best traits from her. And the needle the left in the dude while doing it up was for herself. Queen of the north idk where they got there info but I read the info the costume designer said and she said each thing was for a person in her life .

                    • The Titan List
                      The Titan List  4 months back

                      I'd be interested to see if the symbolism of her dress, would continue as a staple of the rules of House Stark; that said, i'd be interested to see how the next King would wear said symbols!
                      Queen's would likely remain close, if not, exactly as Sansa's; thus is my curiosity of the next King in the North's style of said symbols.
                      I'd expect Sansa to teach her successor the same lessons Little Finger taught her.
                      this way; most wars would end long before they began.
                      would be very interesting to see how Sansa would handle an Iron Islands invasion.
                      I would expect, she'd suspect such a move, and would have her people on the coastal-lines ready for such an event.
                      but would Yara do such a thing? considering what Sansa and the Starks meant to Theon?

                      • Karen O
                        Karen O  5 months back

                        Chestplate? Why not embroidered on her train. The dress is gray and ugly. Most queens wore their hair loose at their coronation. Queen Anne Neville, a married woman, did so. You are quite wrong about Elizabeth's hair.

                        • 95KyBoo
                          95KyBoo  5 months back

                          It is true! I got chills when I saw her in that outfit with her hair down! The Queen of the North Long May She Reign!!

                          • BlazeiX
                            BlazeiX  5 months back

                            *QUEEN in the NORTH!*

                            • rEmEyAjLe
                              rEmEyAjLe  5 months back

                              I think its dany's(ressurected) sleeves not sansa..its white,also the gloves(opens a map). Sansa's dress is gray..๐Ÿ˜

                              • ale vega
                                ale vega  5 months back

                                Well I guess now we wait for the book it cannot be anymore disappointing than Brann being king or Danny dying so fast

                                • Norman Berryman
                                  Norman Berryman  5 months back

                                  Let it go! Got failed

                                  • Melissa jones
                                    Melissa jones  5 months back

                                    Sadly most of the last series was so dark I couldn't see a major battle, much less the patterns on Sansa's dress.

                                    • DancingDiamond
                                      DancingDiamond  5 months back

                                      Long may she reign โค๏ธ

                                      • Ruth S
                                        Ruth S  5 months back

                                        The braids in season 8 that Sansa used was inspired in northern hairstyles. Nothing to do with Daenerys, because both looked polar opposites.

                                        • Lisa Plambeck
                                          Lisa Plambeck  5 months back

                                          If only they put as much effort into the writing for season eight as they did with Sansa's dress

                                          • Nicole Hernandez
                                            Nicole Hernandez  5 months back

                                            Sansa: THE QUEEN OF THE NORTH. ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘

                                            • Nexis 1
                                              Nexis 1  4 months back

                                              More like the bitch in the north

                                            • IsThisUsername TakenYet?
                                              IsThisUsername TakenYet?  5 months back

                                              "I can never be lord of anything and i do not feel to rule"
                                              -Bran
                                              S8:
                                              "Why did you think I came all the way here for?"
                                              * bacame king *

                                              Me:ExcUse mE, WhAt tHe fUcK

                                          • Rated PG
                                            Rated PG  5 months back

                                            Don't u have anything else to do

                                            • Liz Skelton
                                              Liz Skelton  5 months back

                                              In European tradition ( especiallyBritain ) Queens were coronated โ€œ in their hair โ€œ as way to show fertility and purity. โ€œI n their hair โ€œ means to wear it long , loose, and unadorned.

                                              • Anson Wang
                                                Anson Wang  5 months back

                                                Queen of north should not be the queen of Scotland.?plus the red hair! While the six kingdoms united = England?

                                                • Meriem Moussouni
                                                  Meriem Moussouni  5 months back

                                                  she is very beautiful in that dress she fits to be a Queen

                                                  • V N
                                                    V N  5 months back

                                                    just please stop this hidden meaning lol

                                                    • Andre A
                                                      Andre A  5 months back

                                                      How can Bran use his powers if thereโ€™s no special trees in the south?

                                                      • George Prchal
                                                        George Prchal  5 months back

                                                        Oh well in 30 years there won't be any more Starks anyway.

                                                        • Invoke Invoker
                                                          Invoke Invoker  5 months back

                                                          Long live the queen of narnia

                                                          • SilversongGaming203
                                                            SilversongGaming203  5 months back

                                                            not my queen, Sansa can gtfo

                                                            • Mary Crat
                                                              Mary Crat  5 months back

                                                              I can't believe she payed tribute to Margaery Tyrell too. She truly was the only friend she had in Kings Landing. Shame that they killed her off. Such a great player

                                                              • LBF522
                                                                LBF522  5 months back

                                                                I was happy at Sansa became Queen of the North. Her dress is amazing.

                                                                • Getinet Kifle
                                                                  Getinet Kifle  5 months back

                                                                  I grow up to like Sansa Stark( Sophie Turner), she is gorgeous and her sister Arya Stark for her southern English accent

                                                                  • Renee G
                                                                    Renee G  5 months back

                                                                    To me the breastplate represents her willingness to fight for her family/her people.

                                                                    • D.K VLOGS
                                                                      D.K VLOGS  5 months back

                                                                      Good video good acting good song good actors and actresses well done

                                                                      • Danny Butler
                                                                        Danny Butler  5 months back

                                                                        The ending sucked

                                                                        • IIIlllBravo
                                                                          IIIlllBravo  5 months back

                                                                          The hidden meanings???? Stop making shit up

                                                                          • jithin j nair
                                                                            jithin j nair  5 months back

                                                                            The ultimate opportunist.... Starks....

                                                                            • zuza r
                                                                              zuza r  5 months back

                                                                              I think they got Sansa's hairstyle a little mixed up. She changes the hairstyle according to the person she's influenced by. First, obviously her mother, simple braids. Second is Cercei, all of the extravagant styles but then she was influnced by Margery and so she had hairstyles simpler than Cercei but more complex than Catelyn. She only returned to Catelyn's type of hairstyle in season 6/7. In season 4, during her 'dark' time she was still somewhat influenced by Margery, in my opinion. Also, Sansa would not imitate Daenerys' hairstyle since she didn't trust Daenerys and hated her. Thus her hairstyle was never fully influenced by Daenerys. And obviously her hair down during her coronation showing her independence as it was said.

                                                                              • Paul-Napolรฉon Calland

                                                                                Anyone who's seen Shekhar Kapur's film starring Cate Blanchett got the Tudor references when Sansa gets dressed for her coronation and walks in with the scene shot from the same angles as Elizabeth's coronation and apotheosis in "Elizabeth". Sansa's insistence on the North being independent also matches up with Elizabeth's policy for England's independence from other powers in the film, just as Sansa asserts her identity as her father's daughter, has Littlefinger slain (the Duke of Norfolk, played by Christopher Eccleston in the film) and ascends the throne, visually and symbolically, as a virgin queen in the North. There's a further twist in her marriage to Tyrion Lannister, who's partly based on Richard III, and in the fact that Queen Elizabeth's name was a homage to her grandmother, Elizabeth of York, who was married to Henry Tudor of the House of Lancaster (Henry VII, the inspiration for Daenerys).

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                                                                                • funmeister
                                                                                  funmeister  5 months back

                                                                                  So why is Queen of the North Sansa made with CGI instead of a live person?

                                                                                  • Noelle
                                                                                    Noelle  5 months back

                                                                                    All that work and thought for like 10 seconds of her coronation

                                                                                    • Chloe Wong
                                                                                      Chloe Wong  5 months back

                                                                                      Sansa is a selfish jerk who only think of her own interest. She will do anything to become queen of the north!

                                                                                      • Tommy 417
                                                                                        Tommy 417  5 months back

                                                                                        Why people who hate Sansa would waste their time watching and commenting on a post about her costume is fascinating. Obviously a lot of bored trolls out there.

                                                                                        • Moshi L
                                                                                          Moshi L  5 months back

                                                                                          No, Sansaโ€™s braids had NOTHING to do with Daenerys. They are all Northern in nature, they evoke her Aunt Lyanna in all actuality.

                                                                                          • PJFSr
                                                                                            PJFSr  4 months back

                                                                                            @The Titan List Ah I say the past history between Danny's father and her family had more to do with it than LF.
                                                                                            It's a point she brings up many times to Jon.

                                                                                          • The Titan List
                                                                                            The Titan List  4 months back

                                                                                            @Belle Yang i don't think she hated her... but her teachings by Little Finger made her distrust Daenerys

                                                                                          • Belle Yang
                                                                                            Belle Yang  5 months back

                                                                                            Yeah I was confused about that bc she pretty much hated Danny

                                                                                        • Christopher Tracy
                                                                                          Christopher Tracy  5 months back

                                                                                          I hate Sansa! The ambitious little climber.

                                                                                          • Kampung Inggris Fuza
                                                                                            Kampung Inggris Fuza  5 months back

                                                                                            I wish dany wouldnt have helped north, so sansa knew she would have been a white walker