HBO may well be spending some seriously big bucks on the new season of Game of Thrones (check out the BTS on the latest battle scene if you need convincing), but when it came to Jon Snow’s cape clearly the budget had run dry.
Instead of intricately making some historically-correct cape out of wild bison (or whatever they used to use), the costume team just headed down to IKEA and grabbed the closest wooly rug.
“These capes are actually IKEA rugs,” said costume designer Michelle Clapton when speaking at the Getty Museum. “We take anything we can; we cut and we shave them and then we added strong leather straps.”
Want to create the look for yourself? Fans are guessing the exact IKEA item the capes are made out of one of the sheepkins, which you can pick up for $30.