Recycled Soda Tab Metal Amor Shirt
The "Chain Maille Faux Coif Metal Armor" piece below is handmade from recycled materials. This is a heavy piece to wear in the heat wave that had affected the Southern California area that weekend.
I recently found out from the gentleman wearing this suit, that an acquaintance of his had hand made this piece from recycled materials (with the exception of the jump rings). This is an amazing piece and I extend my compliments to the creator for making such an amazing a faux "Chainmail Suit" from soda/energy drink tabs and jump rings. I can recognize the tabs from the Monster and Rockstar energy drinks from the colors. I am currently working on some bracelets made from similar materials.
Anyway, here is a close up photo of the tabs. The maker used an interesting pattern to attach the different pieces together. Apparently the shirt is very strong and pierce proof. As the wearer of this piece had an unfortunate encounter with a sharp object. The shirt and he survived the encounter just fine and uninjured.
The last time I made a chainmail project, it took several hours to complete a simple 6" piece. I should mention that I used really small jump rings (22 g) which contributed to the difficulty of the project.
Anyway, the amount of time required to finish a piece varies according to the project. The maker of this shirt had to be very patient and meticulous to create such a cool finished piece.
Recycled Soda Tab Corset
Another great costume I came across was this corset also made from recycled soda can drink tabs. This piece is form fitting and according to the lady wearing it....very comfortable to wear.
above) is that a heavy thread was used to attach the tabs together instead of the metal jump rings. This
soda tab bracelet on each arm to complete the look.
Duck Tape Knight in Shiny Armor Costume
Another fun costume was a knight in shiny Armour which was made out of recycled cardboard and duck tape.
So what have you made out recycled materials? I would love to hear from you.