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New Game of Thrones costume display unveiled in Co Down

The exhibition of costumes worn by characters from the kingdom of Dorne was launched on Friday
The exhibition of costumes worn by characters from the kingdom of Dorne was launched on Friday The exhibition of costumes worn by characters from the kingdom of Dorne was launched on Friday

A new display of Game of Thrones costumes from the hit TV series has been unveiled in Co Down.

Indira Varma, who starred as Ellaria Sand in the HBO show, launched the exhibition in Banbridge on Friday featuring outfits worn by characters from the kingdom of Dorne.

The display at the Game of Thrones Studio Tour visitor attraction includes costumes worn by Ms Varma and her screen daughters, Obara, Nymeria and Tyene (the Sand Snakes), a Martell Guard, and an impressive life-size prancing horse created by the show's SFX experts.

Varma also handed over her famous cuff-dagger - designed by Weapons Master Tommy Dunne - for permanent display among hundreds of other must-see props, more than 140 iconic costumes, jewellery and stunning weapons in the visitor attraction.

Ms Varma said: "Game of Thrones Studio Tour blew me away.

"This is a remarkable experience for everyone.

"The detail that has gone into this visitor attraction is just as meticulous as that on the show itself. 

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"It was great to see once again the costumes I wore on Game of Thrones and the many others that are here.

"It brought back a lot of memories.

"Anyone interested in TV, film, costumes, make-up, prop-making, set-building, prosthetics, the lot, this is the place to visit, it's a fantastic day out."

Indira Varma, who starred as Ellaria Sand in the HBO show
Indira Varma, who starred as Ellaria Sand in the HBO show Indira Varma, who starred as Ellaria Sand in the HBO show

In addition to the new Dorne costume display, the battle outfit that Oberyn Martell wore during his famous showdown with The Mountain (Season 4, Ep 8, The Mountain, and The Viper) is now on display at Game of Thrones Studio Tour.

Sherryl Murphy, marketing manager at the visitor attraction, said "it was special having Indira Varma" launch the display.