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Somewhat Surreal Department

Given the popularity of HBO's GAME OF THRONES, it is only to be expected that various costume companies would be offering GOT-themed costumes for Halloween this year.  So, unsurprisingly, you can go trick-or-treating as Arya, Daenerys, Melisandre, Jon Snow, and sundry other characters from the show.

Rather more unusual, however, is the outfit selling grisly Red Wedding costimes, complete with buckets o' blood:


Even those outfits are not the most surreal offering for All Hallow's, however.  Stranger still, you can also attend your favorite Halloween party as...

... me.


I am not entirely sure how I feel about being a Halloween costume.  It does suggest a plan, however.  Perhaps I should buy several of these outfits, and send forth my minions, appropriated costumed, to all my public appearances and booksignings for the next couple of years, while I stay home and write.


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Sep. 9th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
Great idea! Just don't send them forth in a manner like Stannis might send his "clones". ;)
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
I think there were a couple people who dressed up as you as DragonCon, but it wassubtle enough to be something one doesn't feel comfortable being sure of.

Edited at 2013-09-09 09:15 pm (UTC)
Sep. 9th, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
There was definitely at least one guy 'costuming' as GRRM at DragonCon. However, the guy dressed as Varys, and another as Littlefinger, really did great jobs.
(no subject) - ashayatara - Sep. 10th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
I'll apply for that job.
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC)
LMAO!!!! It would be really funny if Parris and all your JC theater staff and Minions wore the costumes! It would be hysterical if YOU wore the costume too!!

Edited at 2013-09-09 09:16 pm (UTC)
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC)
Great Idea
That is a phenomenal idea George. Bring on the minions!
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
If Sants Claus can do it, in order to store up the energy to deliver presents in one, twenty-four hour period, you can surely do it as well, for the time to write. ;)
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Somewhat Surreal
You might want to sent them to the Giant to play Running Back !
Sep. 9th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Costumed Minions
It's also a hell of an alibi for traffic citations and the like. "No, your honor, that was someone else, in costume as me. Yes, that's a thing now."
Sep. 9th, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Costumed Minions

actually, any infraction. "Sorry, my clones are totally out of control now."
Sep. 9th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
Holy crap. That is fantastic.
Sep. 9th, 2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
I've seen photos of people cosplaying as you with signs saying things like "I just killed your favorite character." XD
Sep. 9th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
Don't know quite what to say. I will mention that back around 1990, when you were not yet a pop culture icon, somebody mistook me for you (my hat was orange, but of the proper style; and we have a very vague physical similarity).
Sep. 10th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Just curious
Do these costume companies go through a licensing deal with you, or HBO or are they allowed artistic license? I am curious, because if you have had a chance to look at the hoodie I sent you, it has custom buttons that I need to know about. I realize you have been gone a lot recently and may not have even gotten through all your mail yet, but please let me know :)
Jack Ashcraft
Sep. 10th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
Where do you buy your hats from?
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Sep. 10th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
Sweet! I wonder if there a female GRRM costume is possible... )))
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  • grrm
    5 Mar 2018, 19:17
    Still working on that. When we have a final, I will share it.
  • grrm
    5 Mar 2018, 05:32
    All the Wild Cards books under Tor have had absolutely stellar covers. I'd frame them and hang them on my wall if I could.
  • grrm
    4 Mar 2018, 03:28
    Are all these examples digital artwork? It doesn't look like traditional oil on canvas. I miss the fantasy/sci-fi covers of the '70s and '80s. Even the paperbacks had amazing covers.
  • grrm
    3 Mar 2018, 17:49
    Whatever anyone can get their hands on is, I suspect, the right answer.

    At the last party, it was an open bar with pretty much everything you can imagine on offer. There were some special drinks as…
  • grrm
    3 Mar 2018, 00:07
    Any chance you could tell us who’s doing the cover art for Fire and Blood? And maybe when we can expect a glimpse of it. Thank you!
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