JON SNOW’S CAPE IN GAME OF THRONES IS ACTUALLY AN IKEA RUG

HBO has been spending some serious coin when it comes to their hit series Game of Thronesbut when it came to John Snow’s cape, the budget got a little tight. As opposed to carefully crafting a historically accurate cape, the design team took a trip down to the local IKEA and picked up some wool rugs.

“These capes are actually IKEA rugs,” said costume designer Michelle Clapton when speaking at the Getty Museum about the men of the Night’s Watch. “We take anything we can; we cut and we shave them and then we added strong leather straps.”