TV - Movies
What Fans Never
Noticed About
The Capes On
Game Of Thrones
By JASON CONNOLLY
One of the most iconic pieces of clothing seen on the stars of “Game Of Thrones” are the massive fur capes worn by inhabitants of northern Westeros, especially members of the Night's Watch such as Jon Snow. If you've ever wanted a "GoT"-style cape for yourself, you might be able to find one at a certain furniture store.
In a 2016 interview with the Getty Museum, costume designer Michele Clapton, who worked on "Game of Thrones" from 2011 to 2019, revealed that the fur capes on the show are actually made from IKEA rugs. "We cut and shaved them and added strong leather straps," she explained, so "GoT" cosplayers still have some work to do.
While Clapton did not specify which rugs the design team used to create the capes, an IKEA Facebook post from 2017 suggests that one of these was the sheepskin SKOLD rug, which is currently retailing for just €39.99. Considering the exorbitant budget for "Game of Thrones", this frugal costuming tidbit sounds almost unbelievable.