The site makinggameofthrones.com has some pretty neat pictures of the costumes and weapons that made the Hardhome battle look so good.
"The wildlings all have different weapons. Obviously you’ll have axes. You’ll have bows, arrows, spears, and short swords."
Those costumes and weapons were fitted for North of the Wall
"You want short because the snow is quite high in climate that they live in, so any long sword would just gather snow, as will the sheathes."
And look at these White Walker weapons!"For the White Walkers, we have a long pale sword which is supposed to be a shard of ice. The handle is a bit more samurai-ish. We’re very lucky, this year we found a brand new translucent rubber. It’s much more durable, much stronger, and we’re able to fight with it, which is the main thing."
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