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Jon Snow's Cape Is Actually Just An IKEA Rug You Can Buy

Jon Snow's Cape Is Actually Just An IKEA Rug You Can Buy

What a great ikea

Michael Minay

Michael Minay

Go on, admit it - as a kid, you used to love dressing up as your favourite TV characters.

Whether a superhero like Spider-Man or Batman, or even good old Woody from Toy Story, you'd use anything you could to find to look like one of your heroes.

Once adulthood strikes, the only real excuse you have to do this is when there's a fancy-dress party. And even then, you'll wear the costume once before leaving it to collect dust at the back of the wardrobe.

However, what if there was another practical use to your outfit? What if it doubled up as a rug for your front room?

Credit: IKEA

Surprisingly, there's a good chance that Jon Snow's cloak does just that - a costume designer for Game of Thrones has revealed that the character's fur-shouldered cape is actually an IKEA rug.

During an event at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Michele Clapton, who's designed the costumes for the first five series of the show, spoke about some of the outfits worn on set.

It turns out the capes worn by the Night's Watch are actually just sheepskin rugs from the Scandanavian lifestyle giants.

The 'Skold' IKEA rug is available for $79 (£61) and has served as a warm protector for Mr Snow over the last few years.

Being the Swedish superstars that they are, IKEA have even come up with a way in which to create your own coat.

The process in making it Game of Thrones standard, according to Clapton, is a little more complicated than making a neck hole and throwing it over your shoulders, but it's still tempting to give that a try.

"We take anything we can; we cut and we shave them and then we added strong leather straps," Clapton explained.

"I want the audience to almost smell the costumes."

Circumstances haven't been too kind to Jon Snow throughout the show's six-year run. Firstly, he was killed (although later brought back to life), then it was revealed that his manhood didn't perhaps crack up to all it should be, and now he wears a rug from IKEA. What a life.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: IKEA, Game of Thrones