The Woolly Capes You See On Game Of Thrones Are Actually IKEA Rugs
You probably watch or have at least heard of the show, Game Of Thrones
It's one of the highest-budget television shows that have ever been produced
It costs millions just to make one episode.
The pilot of the series itself cost HBO USD5–10 million (RM21–43 million) while the whole of the first season's budget was estimated to be at around USD50–60 million (RM214–257 million)."
The following seasons then had an average budget of USD8 million (RM34 million) per episode. In the sixth season, the budget was bumped up to USD10 million (RM43 million).
This means the whole sixth season had cost over USD100 million (RM428 million) to make!
However, according to Michele Clapton, the show's chief costume designer, the budget for costumes is never enough
So when designing the capes of the Night's Watch, she improvised...
With IKEA rugs
That's right, the men in the Night's Watch keep themselves warm with the embrace of IKEA rugs!
“We take anything we can," Clapton said while talking about the Night's Watch costumes at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The budget is the same every year regardless of what we’re filming—it’s okay, but it’s never enough. Sometimes if you’re restricted it makes you more clever about what you’re doing. You can look at things, you can reuse things.”
The exact rug used is the IKEA RENS white, sheepskin rug
It kinda becomes a little more believable when you put them side by side
Clapton explained that the rugs were cut, shaved, dyed and then broken down to make them look like real worn medieval clothes.
She clearly knows what she is doing. Her work on the series has won three Emmys!
So if you're a Game Of Thrones fan who also happens to be in the need of a rug...