Game of Thrones nail art is one way to send off the epic series and honour the characters that we've grown to love for eight years. (Is anyone still as upset about Hodor's departure as we are?)
For years, the HBO original has taken us through a whirlwind of emotions with its hour-long, action-filled episodes. We were floored by the chaos of the Red Wedding, the outcome of the Battle of the Bastards, and when we found out the fate of our favourite scaly friend. With the eighth and final season premiering in just a few days, legions are showing their dedication to the show — many through beauty.
Makeup brand Urban Decay recently debuted an expansive line of eye shadows, lipsticks, and highlighters with shades named after key moments from the show. The cast of the show walked the red carpet of its premiere with magical braided up-dos and iridescent sweeps of highlighter. Another way you can get in on the fun? Put some magic at your fingertips with Game of Thrones nail art.
If you're looking for inspiration on where to begin, you've come to the right place — we've sifted through Instagram to find the most impressive designs, as some fans have already taken to their accounts to flaunt their fandom (on top of their badass painting skills). We're seeing nails adorned with carefully drawn sigils, intricate portraits of our favourite characters, and the searing stares of Daenerys' dragons. Most of the designs are lacquered on in colour schemes that are dead giveaways for what House they've pledged their allegiance to — Stark, Targaryen, or Lannister.
On Game of Thrones night — that's what we've dubbed Sundays at 9 p.m. ET — make sure you're prepared with a blanket, some popcorn, a box of tissues (we're sure it will come in handy), and a bottle of nail polish. After seeing the 25 incredible works of art ahead, and watching whatever happens in Westeros that evening, we can't imagine you not being inspired.