This is an Instructable on making Faux Chainmail like they do in movies!
This shirt really resembles chainmail and it's what some films like Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the Lord of the Rings did when the costumers didn't feel like making actual chainmail.
So without further a-do, I bring you: Lazy-Man's Chainmail.
Step 1: Materials List
For this Chainmail shirt, you're going to need the following:
A knitted sweater: I Got this at the thrift store for about 2 bucks. Not just any Wool Knit Sweater would work, though. Try to look for sweaters made with big yarn and knitted to look very "Chainmail-like"
Silver Metallic Spraypaint: By now I'm sure you know where I'm going with this.
Step 2: Set Up and Spray
This part is extremely self explanatory.
Spray-paint the hell out of the sweater using the Spray-paint. Leave no thread non-silver!
An easy way to do this is to hang it up in a tree or something and just spray-paint it.
If you have no way to do that just lay it on the floor or whatever and spray paint it like that. Spray-paint one side of the sweater, wait for it to dry, then flip it over and do the same. Again, leave no thread non-silver!
Step 3: Wait a Bit and Wear!
This is pretty much the last step. Just hang it outside or wherever and wait a bit for the thing to dry. Then wait even longer because if you don't you will just have a chainmail shirt that gives off heavy fumes and we don't want that. When it's done just put it on and head off into battle! You now have a chainmail shirt, made with minimal time, effort and money!
In total this cost about, 5 dollars and took about 12 minutes of actual "work" to make (It took about 3 hours before I could actually wear it, though)
It looks better if you were to wear it underneath some cardboard armour or maybe a surcoat/tabard or something.
That's it for this Instructable! Bye!