IKEA releases instructions on how to turn its rugs into 'Game of Thrones' costumes
By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE
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"Game of Thrones" costume designer revealed that the source of the fur capes come from none other than Ikea.
"Game of Thrones" fans looking to up their cosplay game need not look any further than IKEA. It was recently revealed that the intricate-looking Night's Watch capes are nothing more than dirtied up IKEA rugs — and now the company has offered its own response to the news.
Costume designer Michele Clapton revealed during a talk last year at the Los Angeles Getty Museum that in order to get the cast outfitted in fur, she turned to furniture company IKEA and reimagined its rugs as capes.
"I want the audience to almost smell the costumes," Clapton told the audience, discussing how the rugs were cut and shaved, with leather straps added. "Here they were waxed and frosted so they belonged to the landscape."
Now, with help from advertising agency SMFB Oslo, IKEA Norway released its own IKEA-ized take on how to turn its rugs into winter-worthy clothing.
Taking on the familiar look of the IKEA instruction manual, the company offered steps on, well, how to cut a hole into a rug.