Margaery Tyrell, Is That You?

This is Russian cosplayer Xenia Shelkovskaya, doing one hell of an impersonation of English actress Natalie Dormer/Westeros Deal Wheeler Margaery Tyrell.

Photo by Eugene Levin
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Just goes to show that while a costume certainly helps, any cosplayer looking to get really authentic can get as much from a wry smile and a turn of the head as a 1:1 replica of an outfit.

For anyone thinking this is just a case of her looking like Dorner in the first place, here’s some Witcher cosplay—that didn’t require that trademark smirk—where she looks nothing like her:

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Luke Plunkett

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.