IKEA sharing secret for turning their rugs into 'Game of Thrones' costumes

The same one HBO uses.
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Though he's world-famous for teaching people how to assemble cheap furniture (with varying degrees of success), the "IKEA man" has a new job: showing you how to join the Night's Watch. 

Yes, the Swedish retailer has released some very simple instructions on how to turn its Skold wool rug into the very capes they wear at the Wall.

This follows the revelation that Game of Thrones producers use this same IKEA item for the actors who play Night's Watch members, including Jon Snow himself, Kit Harington. 

Released online last weekend, the three-step instructions (which include the final step of just wearing the "cape" and looking awesome) show that all it takes is a Skold rug and a pair of scissors:

Of course, if you want your cape to be really show-accurate, you'll have to take a few extra steps. 

According to the 2016 lecture where Thrones costumer Michele Clapton originally revealed the IKEA secret (which didn't go "viral" until this month), the production crew didn't just throw the rugs over the actors' shoulders and call it a day.

"We cut, and then we shaved them, and then we added strong leather straps, and breakdown (or "aging" the garment)," Clapton explained

The capes were also frosted and waxed "so they belonged to the landscape" of Westeros.

The Skold rug goes for $79 – a bargain, considering both winter and Halloween are coming. 

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