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So, you might get made fun of at the Renaissance Faire if you try to wear this (remembers the little kids that made armor out of tin foil and football padding being called "baked potatoes") however for a Halloween Costume or even for the little tykes to have inexpensive armor for play its not exactly a bad idea. AND if you're a drinker of the monster drinks you can get blue tabs incorporated into a seal or symbol on the chest plate...

http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Make_a_Suit_of_Chainmail_Armor_From_Soda_Can_Tabs

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On March 9th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC), iamdollface commented:
OK, so I'm not interested in making pull tab armor, but I have to say that the Wired magazine How-to Wiki section is pretty awesome. Thanks for linking it!
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On March 9th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC), heathyre replied:
I love the website hehehe I'm always there when I'm bored....you can find the craziest things there. :)
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On March 9th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC), iamdollface replied:
I used to love Wired magazine, you know, years ago when it first came out and I had no good reason to buy it outside of sheer geekery. I should go to their site more often. They always have the best stuff.
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On March 9th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC), grigoricennui commented:
Chainmail shirts don't cost "thousands of dollars" They cost $150. I don't know how you'd go about scavenging that many tabs without drinking a whole lot of them yourself.

J.

"real" Chainmail is equally ineffective against arrows. That's why they invented plate mail.
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On March 9th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC), heathyre replied:
*giggles*
hehe I know...I think it would be much easier to buy some baling wire and spin and cut it yourself and then make a real chainmail shirt than to try and deal with the tabs but I guess for a kid it would be a quick lightweight solution especially if they have access to the tabs. But usually if the tabs don't go into the garbage they're already being collected for different fund raisers so its really ineffective.

What really made me giggle is the pictures the girl provided...she's giving the "i am teh c00lest!!!!!111one!" look.

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damn...now i have to go dig out my chainmail goodies....hehehe
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