The Night's Watch may be the scrappiest military force in Westeros, but it's apparently no match for the "Game of Thrones" costumers in that domain.
In a talk at Los Angeles' Getty Museum last year that's just now getting some attention online, the show's longtime costume designer revealed an odd secret about the North's favorite ragtag group of Wall defenders. Apparently, their fuzzy cloaks are made from Ikea rugs.
Michele Clapton, who's worked on all but the sixth season of the series, prompted laughs from an otherwise austere audience as she gave away one trick to her trade.
"I know, we take anything we can," Clapton said jokingly. The Ikea rugs were cut, broken down, shaped and dyed by the costume crew ― which has consisted of 80 to 100 people, she previously told Time ― before they were capped off with heavy leather straps.