"The Boltons have always been as cruel as they are cunning, but this one seems a beast in human skin."
Warning: SPOILERS ahead for those who haven't read the Game of Thrones/ASoIaF books! Those of you who watch Game of Thrones have only just been introduced to a very watered-down version of Roose Bolton's bastard son Ramsay. In the books, you are introduced to him after he has been legitimized by the King, as a gaudy clothing clad, sadistic, cruel, murderous beast drunk with his newfound legitimacy's power.
The Boltons are basically my favorite House in Westeros. Why? Because they are one of the few clusters of characters in Martin's series that don't have shades of grey - they are evil and out for themselves. They are creepy, cruel, and above all, villainous! And the best part of all - their house color is PINK! The reason being that a dark pink is the color of the human body after the skin has been flayed. Yes, they're sick. Yes, they're AWFUL!! But even more so than characters like Joffrey or Aerys Targaryen - they are true villains and we love to hate them. For me, cosplay is about becoming someone else for a short time - and with Ramsay, I can become something that is the complete opposite of me in real life!
I first debuted this at San Diego Comic Con this year, but I hope to have more(and better) photos of this cosplay soon!
I actually don't blame you, the series seems very slow at first. At first glance it feels like a ton of unnecessary details in the 1st and 2nd book. The 3rd picks up massively and if you're the type of person who's gonna get into the series, it hooks you in there... It's actually pretty crazy because the detail he puts into the story all has a purpose. But hey, some things are still just not for everybody.