Isn't television magical? Every Sunday, we get to watch dragons soar, dead men walk, and rugged warriors traverse the snowy forests in their authentic animal skin uniforms. Unfortunately, the people behind the scenes are here to ruin in.
BuzzFeed reports that in a talk given by Game of Thrones costumer Michele Clapton last year at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, she completely told everyone how the sausage gets made. It took a whole year for anyone to notice, because it's buried in about an hour and a half of Middle Ages costume-wear chat, but at about minute 27, Clapton explains that the men of the night's watch are all wearing Ikea rugs.
"These capes are actually IKEA rugs," she explains. "We take anything we can. We cut, and then we shaved them, and then we added strong leather straps, and breakdown which is like a religion on Game of Thrones."
Quartz did some investigating and decided that Clapton is referring to maybe the Tejn, which costs about $14.99 each, or the Rens, which is more expensive and made of real sheepskin. They probably have the budget for it, but keep in mind, they're also costuming with rugs.
You too can be a character in Game of Thrones. Just toss a rug over your shoulders and head for the trees. Things probably won't end well for you, but you'll look great.