Being a member of the Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones doesn’t sound like much fun. Constant threat of danger and death at the hands of Wildlings and White Walkers. Vows of celibacy. Freezing your ass off constantly. There really is very little about their job that you’d actually want. They do however have some pretty cool capes, and you don’t need to be a Brother to get one. All you need is a $79 SKOLD IKEA rug, because believe it or not, that’s what the tough guys of the Night’s Watch have actually been wearing on their backs this whole time.
The truth was revealed by head costume designer Michele Clapton at a talk at the Getty Museum in LA last year. “These capes are actually IKEA rugs,” She said. “We take anything we can; we cut and we shave them and then we added strong leather straps. I want the audience to almost smell the costumes.” Want to make your own? Then you’re in luck because IKEA have released a simple set of instructions in their trademark easy-to-follow format. Scroll down to see for yourself. Better hurry up though. Winter is coming!
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