This elderly woman Cosplaying as Lady Olenna is absolutely perfect
Lady Olenna Tyrell was the matriarch of the now extinct House Tyrell of Highgarden. Loved by Game of Thrones fans for her sharp and often crass sense of humour, Lady Olenna had a precise moral compass that saw her treat characters with just as much hardness or compassion as they deserved.
Particularly after her death this season, people are more enthusiastic than ever to celebrate the character and everything that she stood for. RIP, you cheeky old thing.
So it's no surprise the people are loving this elderly woman who dressed as Game of Thrones' Lady Olenna Tyrell at the 2017 Dragon Con. The pop culture convention held in the United States draws together crowds of multi-media lovers who dress as their favourite characters from games, TV shows, comics and movies.
The 90-something-year-old's costume is nothing short of flawless and perfectly reflects the character. Not only does she pull off the signature headdress, and carry a rose as a nod to the sigil of House Tyrell, there a few other notable additions that salute Lady Olenna's sass:
The deal-with-it sunnies
The pixelated sunglasses are in fact not photoshopped, but a real part of the costume that reference the internet's throng of "thug-life" veterans who usually wear the shades. They perfectly suit Lady Olenna, who unfalteringly delivered burn after burn to almost every character she encountered.
Even when she knows she's about to die, Lady Olenna still manages to have the final word and smugly reveals that she killed Joffrey: “Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me.” Our cosplayer's hand-drawn sign references this in gothic-looking font that spells "IT WAS ME". The sign gives everyone a second round of triumphant joy that Lady Olenna was behind the death of the vile and detestable Joffrey.
The Iron Throne wheelchair
Some have called Lady Olenna the true hero of Game of Thrones, and one of few who really knew the rules of it all. She was a schemer and she was cunning, so it's not unbefitting that she should be sitting on the Iron Throne.
Pushing her Iron Throne wheelchair is the woman's daughter, dressed as Brienne of Tarth. Although the exact identity of the elderly woman is unknown, it's said that she's been doing this for quite a while now.
Her granddaughter, dressed as a young pre-queen Daenerys also made an appearance.
Other Game of Thrones cosplayers at Dragon Con naturally flocked to Lady Olenna to pose for photos.
As well as other cosplayers.
Maybe these guys (most likely cosplaying as Luke Cage and Iron Fist) are pretending to be Lady Olenna's bodyguards here. Even though they're supposed to be twins and Lady Olenna can't tell them apart, so she just calls them Left and Right.
Oh, little old Lady Olenna, we miss you.