my guide to easy chainmail!

okay so literally this is super easy and like, basically a three step process but enough people have asked me about it that i’ll just post the pictures i took during the process.

so basically i started off with this silver mesh fabric that i found in the bridal section, i’d link it but i can’t seem to find it. either way, something like it shouldn’t be too hard to find

then i gave it an allover light dusting of black spray paint for weathering, here are the pictures of the samples i did. left is with spray paint, right is without

here’s a picture of it hung up when i was painting the whole thing

then it’s all backed on wool, but it’d probably be fine not backed on anything too. but yeah, here’s something for anyone who doesn’t wanna deal with making real metal chainmail for whatever reason!

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Cosplay Chainmail Tutorial
What you need: 🗡 Rug mat 🗡 Acrylic paint 🗡 Paper/scissors for pattern
To begin your chainmail, prepare your desired pattern. Cut your pattern out of the rug mat as if you were using regular fabric and sew it together accordingly. Surprisingly, it doesn’t stick too badly to your sewing machine! Paint both sides of the garment with your desired base color (I used metallic silver) to ensure that no white spots remain visible. If you so desire, you can weather the places that would take the most wear and tear with a darker shade than your base. Adding light brown spots to the weathered areas also creates a rusted appearance. Allowing your mail to dry completely before charging into battle is a must ⚔🛡 I hope this helps any cosplayers like myself who love the effect of, but are not quite ready to take on real mail rings!

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Newly completed scale dragon tail with mottled red stripes on a black background, plus a full line of spikes down the spine. The last photo I really liked because it showed off the swinging motion of the tail so well.

I also just finished writing up my tail ordering guide and posting it on this blog. If you’re interested, check it out: http://armoreddragon.tumblr.com/tails