When you think of the King of the North, you probably think of his man bun, his face, his hopeful future in the course of Game of Thrones, and perhaps Jon Snow's fur cape, too. As it turns out, Snow's iconic accessory is actually from an incredibly unexpected place.
According to Cosmopolitan, those ultra-warm fur capes are actually IKEA rugs. That's right. Jon Snow is starting a faux fur revolution — as soon as he's defeated the Night's King that is. Michelle Clapton, returning costume designer from seasons one through five of Game of Thrones, gave a lecture in Los Angeles about crafting the costumes for the show. In it, she explains that the fur the men in the North wear aren't fur at all, they're IKEA rugs.
She went on to explain that they don't just slap the rugs onto the back of the Night's Watch members, however. There's a process of wearing down the rugs to look worn in, which is called breakdown. The rugs are also cut and shaved and fashioned into capes using leather straps. Clearly, these are not the IKEA rugs you find on the floor of your best friend's studio apartment.
While Jon Snow's robes may have been upgraded to reflect his status as King in the North, people are fascinated that he took on an army of wights in IKEA chic.
Need a Halloween costume idea? Night's Watchman in an IKEA cape.
You now have something in common with Jon Snow.
jon snow and i have the same ikea rug https://t.co/5EloSq63gY— Anna Silman (@annaesilman) August 7, 2017
It's making some GOT fans LOL.
The cape always cracks me up but now it's even funnier! BTW I almost bought that rug last year. https://t.co/vnZAQ9Fwaf— Alecia Ah-lee-see-ah (@abestesq) August 7, 2017
If you want to embrace all things Game of Thrones, but you're not ready to throw an IKEA rug on your back and go mine some Dragonglass, these pieces of Game of Thrones merch will help you embrace your inner Night's Watchman.
My Watch Is Ended
Snow's watch may have ended, but he's reigning as King in the North.
I Drink And I Know Things
An argument could be made that this is Tyrion's most memorable line.
Mother Of Dragons
Mother of Dragons Tank Top Shirt, $16, Etsy
Who doesn't want to be the mother of dragons?