I think I finally found a method for faking chainmail that I like! Eowyn's Dernhelm armor requires a full shirt of mail so I started looking in earnest for a cheap, lightweight alternative. I've looked at methods of fake mail for years but wasn't happy with most of them but then I found industrial strength mesh laundry bags! They're stiff, the ring size is correct, they can easily be painted, and they cost around $3 each. I won't know for sure how it'll look until I cut it and attach it to the base linen shirt I made, but I'm optimistic! I'm really happy with the color of the mail so far too. Eowyn's mail is an odd mix of gold and silver but I think I managed to make it look ok. .
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