If you have ever secretly fancied being a member of the Night’s Watch and dressing like the Jon Snow character in Game of Thrones then get ready, because IKEA has just released a very special DIY guide to making your own rug cape. Why IKEA, you may ask? Because it has been revealed that it was their faux fur rugs that were actually used to create the original capes that you see Jon Snow and others wearing in Game of Thrones to protect themselves from the devastatingly cold northern winters they are exposed to in Westeros.
It will probably come as no surprise to learn that Game of Thrones is one of the most expensive television shows currently being made, and Fortune reported that in an effort to try and cap each episode at $10 million the show’s costume designers got clever and turned to IKEA for help in creating the very unique wardrobe that you see, which includes the capes in Game of Thrones which are actually popular IKEA rugs.
The truth about these makeshift capes in Game of Thrones was revealed last year when costume designer Michele Clapton was giving an informal talk at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, according to Bored Panda.