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LOOK: How to make a ‘Game of Thrones’ cape from rugs

/ 05:37 PM August 15, 2017

Image: Facebook/@GameOfThrones

The summer heat is still strong in some parts of the world but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for colder days ahead.

IKEA comes to the forefront by suggesting a way to keep warm using one of their rugs as a cloak or cape, “Game of Thrones” style.


One of the company’s sheepskin rugs. Image: IKEA

A simple instructional photo was posted on the company’s Facebook page which showed the caricature of a man wearing a repurposed rug around himself like one of those Night’s Watch capes.

Image: Facebook/@IKEAleangen

This may have been inspired by a comment from GoT’s chief costume designer herself.


In May 2016, GoT chief costume designer Michele Clapton talked about the costumes the cast wore, during a panel discussion at the Los Angeles Getty Museum. She admits that the capes were IKEA rugs, “We cut and we shave them and then we added strong leather straps.” She emphasized this as part of their process so that the in the end, the audience could “almost smell the costumes.”

Watch the whole discussion below or skip to around 27:00 to hear her talk about the capes.

Cosplayers or costume makers might be interested to try out this process for a Halloween party or an upcoming convention. JB


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