Game of Thrones Designer Reveals Where Costumes Come From

  • Game of Thrones Designer Reveals Where Costumes Come From

Game of Thrones Designer Reveals Where Costumes Come From

Winter is coming. Time to peer into the hall closet and pull out a heavier jacket.

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. In a lecture Michele gave at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, she announced (to the surprise of the world) that those capes are "actually Ikea rugs".

'My husband will think I'll gone mad, but he doesn't like Game of Thrones and will probably be watching the football on his iPad'. You can hear it for yourself around the 27-minute mark.

Clapton revealed the luscious furs accents seen on the Night's Watch's capes were actually purchased at our favorite Swedish superstore, Ikea. "We take anything we can", Clapton added with a chuckle as she described the process that goes into designing medieval garb. It is a process that ages and dirties the costumes so they look worn and old.

"Here they were waxed and frosted to pair with the landscape", the costume designer adds.

"I want the audience to nearly smell the costumes". Publications including The Cut and Esquire speculated that the carpet was either the trendy but affordable Tejn or the slightly upgraded version of the rug called Rens. "Yet, despite its obviously high budget, it turns out that the show still loves a good ol" bargain like the rest of us.