Michele Clapton, the costume designer for the first five seasons, made the humorous revelation during a lecture at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. While the speech was given in May last year, it wasn't until Buzzfeed pointed it out that fans began freaking out.
"These capes are actually IKEA rugs," she revealed. "We take anything we can. We cut, and then we shaved them, and then we added strong leather straps, and breakdown which is like a religion on Game of Thrones."
She also revealed that the rugs are waxed and frosted to fit in with the wintry landscape of the North.
So, which fabulous rug has been thrown over the shoulders over of our favourite Jon Snow all this time? We think the SKOLD Sheepskin Rug in black looks like a pretty decent contender, and it's only $79.
This article first published on InStyle.