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    I just got back from the renaissance faire this weekend, and though it is not yet completed, I have a few photos of the prototype of the scale mail skirt I mentioned I've been working on.
    Though I originally intended it to be a miniskirt, it ended up being pretty close to knee length.


    As you can see, one of the scales came undone during the course of our adventures at the renaissance faire. The skirt ended up being a bit on the tight side, which was forcing links apart and causing such problems. I'm going to take it apart and expand it by a few scales in order to correct this. I also plan on extending the brass section along the bottom to make it more pronounced, just once I acquire some more brass scales.
    The belt was originally intended to hold the skirt, but I found that a drawstring actually accomplished this much more effectively, and now the belt plays a principally decorative role.
    Here's a shot from the back:


    Altogether, there are about 1400 scales and 3400 rings in the skirt. The belt is an additionally 770 rings of jeweler's brass. The buckle came from Amazon. The total weight of the skirt is 11.4 pounds. What you see above took about 2-3 months to make, and cost $118 for materials. I made the skirt largely as a gift, with my lady putting up the cost of the materials and me doing the work merely out of the goodness of my heart and my desire for beautiful people to be adorned beautifully.

    The skirt made quite a stir at the faire; my companion was dragged off at one point to have her picture taken by an official photographer, and I got a couple people who were interested in potentially commissioning one of their own from me.

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    You fucking rock.
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    Who'd have guessed metal could so wonderfully accentuate a posterior?
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    Very cool.

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    Why isn't McClaw the mod of FunkyZeit? Down with MJS, up with McClaw!!!

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    Because you're fat and we don't like you.

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    moar codpieces. thnx

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    I shall accept kingship over this forum, should the people be willing to hand it over to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw
    At first, I was like, "That's the guy who kicked my ass? Twice? He's that guy?" because I totally thought you femmed yourself up or something to wear the armor.

    Pics of the ladyferned, plzkthxbi.

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