Not Surprisingly, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Had the Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Viewing Party South of Winterfell

It’s no secret that Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are huge Game of Thrones fans. (Remember the music video they made?) So, in celebration of the hit HBO show’s season-eight premiere, they went all out and hosted a themed viewing party. But this wasn’t your average chips-and-dips affair. It was so much more. 

For one, they and their guests all dressed up as GoT characters. Thankfully, they shared all the fun in an Instagram slideshow.

Bell, 38, took the award for best Thronie costume ever and dressed as Viserion. She wore a dragon-scale jumpsuit complete with wings, a hood and—wait for it—a tiny Night King affixed to her back. She also made her blue eyes even more icy looking with contacts. Genius.

Her 44-year-old husband channeled his inner Three Eyed Raven and did a perfect Bran impression. He even had the plush fur blanket and telltale my-eyes-are-rolling-back-in-my-head-because-I’m-having-a-vision expression.

There was also a pretty spot-on Benjen Stark (that lantern though), a Jon Snow in need of a haircut, a potentially pregnant Cersei and a cozy-looking Melisandre. The gang was all there.

But costumes weren’t the only way Bell, Shepard and friends rang in the new season. They also hung the coat of arms of the three great houses and prepared special themed food. Instead of pot pies, there were Arya’s House of Frey Pot Pies. Doritos became Hodoritos. Something stewing in a Crock-Pot became Dragon Slop.

Suffice it to say, they took the throne in terms of most on-brand party. Bell captioned her photo slideshow from the evening, “Maximum effort on #GOT night. FOR THE THRONE!!”

We wonder if they’ll keep it up through the rest of the season…

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