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Posted: August 07, 2017

’Game of Thrones’ costumes came from ... IKEA?


By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Where do you go when you have to outfit the Night’s Watch? There’s no other place than IKEA, apparently.

A former costume designer for the hit HBO series said they had to hit up IKEA for affordable furs used in "Game of Thrones,” NME reported.

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Michael Clapton had a talk last year that is coming to light.

Clapton claims that the capes were IKEA rugs that were cut, shaved and dyed for the show, Quartz reported.

She said the budget for each episode is the same no matter what’s being shot, so the financial restrictions force costumers to get creative.

Click here to see the talk from the Getty Museum. The discussion about IKEA hits at 27:30.


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'Game of Thrones' script appears online after hackers target HBO: reports

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'Game of Thrones' script appears online after hackers target HBO: reports

Hackers have targeted HBO in a major cyberattack, stealing unaired episodes from a variety of shows and leaking at least one alleged script from the popular fantasy show “Game of Thrones,” according to multiple reports.

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In a statement released Monday, network officials confirmed that “proprietary information” was compromised in a cyberattack.

“We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms,” the statement said. “Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”

Entertainment Weekly reported that several unaired episodes of HBO shows were put online, as well as what appeared to be at least one script or treatment from the popular “Game of Thrones” series. The script is purported to be for episode four of the current season of the show, which is scheduled to air Aug. 6, The Telegraph reported.

Unreleased episodes of “Ballers” and “Room 104” also appeared online, according to the newspaper.

Hackers claimed to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, EW reported.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

It’s not the first time HBO has dealt with unauthorized copies of its shows’ episodes appearing on the internet. In 2015, several unaired episodes of “Game of Thrones” appeared online ahead of the premiere of the fantasy show’s fifth season. The leak happened after HBO mailed DVD copies of the episodes to members of the media for review, according to Forbes. The news site reported that HBO stopped using sent DVDs and switched to a secure streaming site to prevent similar leaks.

“Game of Thrones” has been the most popular show to pirate since 2012, according to TorrentFreak.com.

HBO is not the first entertainment company to fall victim to cyberattacks. Sony Pictures was hacked in 2014 by a group who was believed to be backed by North Korea. The group released a slew of emails and unreleased films.

Larson Studios, a small postproduction services company, was hacked in late 2016. The breach resulted in several episodes of the popular Netflix show “Orange is the New Black” appearing on torrent sites for download before their official release, The New York Times reported.

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’Game of Thrones’ costumes came from ... IKEA?

Courtesy: HBO

’Game of Thrones’ costumes came from ... IKEA?

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones."
Unaired 'Game of Thrones' episode posted online after HBO hack

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Unaired 'Game of Thrones' episode posted online after HBO hack

Update: Citing sources familiar with the HBO hack, The Verge reported that a leaked copy of episode four of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” came from one of the network’s distribution partners and not from hackers who targeted the company last month.

“We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner’s end to swiftly determine the cause,” a spokesperson for Star India told The Verge. “This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action.”

Original report: A few days before the fourth episode of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” was set to premiere, a copy of the episode marked for internal distribution appeared online, according to multiple reports.

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The episode was leaked just days after HBO confirmed that it was the target of a cyberattack. The network confirmed Monday that “proprietary information” was stolen, although officials did not specify what had been taken.

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The episode, "The Spoils of War," appeared on Reddit.com’s popular and unmoderated r/freefolk subreddit, Mashable reported.

According to Gizmodo, the video appeared to be of a relatively low quality and was watermarked with Star TV India, a 21st Century Fox company.

Unaired episodes of “Ballers” and “Room 104” and what appeared to be a script for “The Spoils of War” appeared online earlier this week after the reported hack, according to The Telegraph. Hackers were able to steal 1.5 terabytes of data in the attack, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms,” HBO officials said in a statement. “Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.”

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