It’s always a trip to see our favorite Game of Thrones actors without their characters’ signature hair colors (we still can never get used to Emilia Clarke without all her Mother of Dragons garb), but it’s even wilder to see how different the cast members look compared to the show’s first season.
Let’s take a look back at how the show’s primary stars changed from their first red carpet appearances to the show’s most recent sixth season.
This is how Daenerys Targaryen looked then…
…and how she looks now
This is how Cersei Lannister looked in 2011.
And how the newly-self crowned Queen of the Seven Kingdoms looks now.
Here’s Peter Dinklage aka Tyrion Lannister celebrating his Emmy win in 2011.
And him today.
Ser Jaime Lannister back then…
And how he looked at this year’s Met Gala.
Then: a fresh-faced Jon Snow.
And now (though his famous beard recently disappeared again).
Sansa Stark then…
Maisie was just 14 when she took the role of Arya Stark.
And here she is now!