Chicago-based jewelry and fashion designer Vanessa Walilko – who has made chainmail props for productions like Night at the Museum 3 and the Broadway show Pippin – has created this completely bad-ass octopus hood made of over 15,000 aluminum rings. FABULOUS! Cthulhu-riffic! Perfect for a night on the town or a day at the aquarium!
And if you want to make your OWN octopus hood, Walikko has instructions in her new book Chain Mail + Color.
Chain Mail + Color features a fun collection of 20 chain mail projects made from colorful aluminum jump rings and aluminum scales, disks, and washers. This new spin on chain mail takes traditional weaves and gives them a fresh, new perspective by incorporating these fun components. Unique projects plus color variations, including earrings, lariats, necklaces, bracelets, and a pin are in this collection. The projects are organized by material so there is a great variety of projects using scales, disks, and washers. A gallery of author Vanessa Walilko’s work, including chain mail vests, completes the book
(via Lost in E Minor)