It’s one thing to cosplay as Aquaman, or as a member of House Tully from Game of Thrones (sigil a leaping trout), but if you can’t move around in your scaled armor, what good are you to anyone? Who needs a superhero or a knight that looks like a cool fish but can’t get around and actually fight when called upon? You need that flexibility, which is why you’ll definitely want to check out the work of this fiber artist who makes stunning, wearable aluminum scales.
We came across this great Etsy site at Bored Panda, and it belongs to Springfield, Massachusetts’ Momma Bones, who makes, in her own words, “comfy yet badass, handmade knitted scalemail.” She’s not kidding either. These 100% handmade pieces, which she calls Dragonswag, are made with knitted yarn, which “allows for a far greater range of motion than traditional chain mail,” and makes it so the metal doesn’t actually touch the wearer’s skin, all while being “warm, soft and flexible.”
Yeah, and besides being built for comfort, they look really freaking awesome.
In the least surprising news of the day, since being featured at Bored Panda, Momma Bones has been inundated with orders, so she says custom pieces are currently taking 6-8 weeks (though she has 28 Dragonswag items listed for purchase on her Etsy site, including a Hogwarts glove collection). We have a feeling that wait might grow even longer after you guys check out her work.
So it might be a little late to get a custom piece in time for Halloween this year, but you can start thinking about your costume next year. I called dibs on going as Brynden Tully, the Blackfish.
Which one of these pieces are a must have for you now? Tell us your favorite in the comments below.
Images: Momma Bones/BisouKnits/Etsy