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The Night King Costume Guide

The Night King DIY Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween
How to Dress Like the Night King for Cosplay and Halloween

On the popular HBO fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’, the Night King is the first of the White Walkers. With his icy blue eyes, leering scowl and shriveled demonic face, he is sure to send chills to anyone who encounters him. He was originally a normal man, but upon being captured by the Children of the Forest and stabbed, he became a White Walker and the powerful Leader of the Dead. Despite being turned into a White Walker on purpose to defend Westeros, the Night King ended up betraying his creators. If you’re looking for a costume that will bring a chill to your next cosplay convention, this is an excellent choice!

Read the guide below to make your own DIY The Night King costume for cosplay or Halloween.

See all Game of Thrones costume guides here.

The Night King Costume Ideas

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The Night King has no hair, only small angular points of white ice poking out from his head in the style of stalagmites where his hair should be. You can recreate this look for your costume either by bleaching your own hair white and using gel or frosted hairspray to form it into points, or you can do the same thing with a short-cropped white wig. You can buy a wig from most Halloween stores and online costume websites. Wear a rubber wig cap underneath to cover up your natural hair if necessary.


The Night King has a stony face, pallid and wrinkled with bright glowing blue eyes staring straight ahead. Use face paint and makeup to get the Night King look, or you can purchase a mask to wear instead.

For the blue eyes, you can use non-prescription colored blue or turquoise contact lenses. Remember to read the package’s safety precautions first!

If you want to use makeup instead of a mask, see the tutorial below:


The Night King wears layers of heavy metal armor adorned with a cross-hatched grid-like pattern. He also wears thick dark wrappings of fabric around his pale gray arms.

You can purchase your own armor and suit yourself from a costume shop or Halloween store, or create your own using acrylic paint and craft supplies like cardboard, recycled plastic and foam.

Purchase some lightweight but durable black or dark gray fabric to wrap around your wrists, which you can find from most online retail websites or commercial fabric shops.

The Night King also wears a dark kilt-like leg covering made of thick material, dark pants and thick black boots.

For the kilt, you can purchase a dark vinyl skirt or knight costume piece from a retail website or Halloween store, and use paint or cloth to add finer detail. Finally for the pants, find yourself a basic pair of dark pants or leggings.

About The Night King


I’m going to destroy you. After tonight, no one will ever again question my power. After tonight if they speak of you, they’ll only speak of how you begged for death. And how I being a merciful Lord… obliged.

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