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BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 13: An Ikea shopping bag is pictured during a store opening at the 4th Ikea chain store in Berlin Lichtenberg on December 13, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Ikea, a Swedish furniture and household goods company now has 46th chain stores in Germany, including the newly opened one in Berlin Lichtenberg, which is the biggest one in Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

That seems like a super weird headline, no? But it’s true. According to an interview that was done with Michele Clapton, the costume designer for ‘Game of Thrones,’ A.V. Club shares that the costumes that the Night’s Watch wear, happen to be IKEA rugs that have been essentially destroyed.

You can hear the full interview here, but he says that they  “We cut and we shaved them, and then we added strong leather straps and then breakdown, which is like a religion on Game Of Thrones.” It’s also noted that the rugs were “waxed and frosted,” and that other black scraps were added.

Well, now I know what I’m doing for my Halloween Costume.

Designing the Middle Ages: The Costumes of GoT

Michele Clapton, costume designer for the first five seasons of Game of Thrones, joins Deborah Landis, director of the Copley Center for Costume Design at UCLA, and Bryan C. Keene, assistant curator of manuscripts at the Getty, to discuss the series' medieval aesthetic and the visual sources for her designs.

 

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