The year 2019 has blessed us with an abundance of memes, sensational scammers, and viral celeb moments—all ripe for the picking this #SpookySzn. ELLE.com is here to help you win Hallowmeme with our complete guide to costumes for people who love the Internet.
Who is Sansa Stark, and what’s the deal with the coffee cup?
Sansa Stark was played by Sophie Turner throughout Game of Thrones—that George R.R. Martin novel-inspired HBO series most of the world watched and talked about for the last eight years—and was a fan-favorite character on the show. She’s also one of the most iconic figures in the series. She’s Arya Stark’s older sister, and even Turner’s husband Joe Jonas has done some Sansa Stark cosplay. Slight spoilers here, but her endgame was pretty good compared to most characters (like, you know, Daenerys).
Series ender aside, the Sansa Starbucks costume is really a homage to the greatest surprise Game of Thrones cameo in the entire series: The Starbucks cup that made it into a final cut of the “The Last of the Starks.” The internet went WILD over the anachronism.
You should wear this costume if…
You want something more original than a plain ol’ Game of Thrones costume. And if you believe Sophie Turner really did plant the cup to screw over Daenerys.
How to get it:
Simple: Get a long, wavy red hair wig so you can mimic Sansa’s iconic hair, combine it with a robe similar to her usual Westeros attire, and add the coffee cup of your choice (Starbucks or whatever) so you look like a GoT actor on set. Bonus: This Starbucks cup is reusable, so it’ll last you far beyond Halloween night.