I knew a lady who wanted to join us for the DragonCon '09 parade as Auntie Entity. She fit the part, and so I decided to
make her an Auntie costume. However, I only had a few weeks to make it. In the rush, I didn't take an pics of the work in
progress. But I remember how I did it...
First off, a real chainmail costume would be extremely heavy (about 70lbs), extremely difficult to make, and extremely expensive. So I made this one out of these mesh-type dresses that look like chain mail. The actual dress isn't changed all that much; I just cut away the parts that didn't fit. I used those parts to make the 'shoulder pads'. They are glued to a frame made of coat hangers soldered together. The front and back skirts are just more dresses cut to shape and held together with (this time) a real chain. I bought some chain mesh gloves and that was it. My friend supplied the wig, and I think it all came together very well.