The Weta DIY chainmaille starter kit is a perfect introduction into the process of linking your own chainmaille suits. With easy to follow instructions and a keyring to attach it to, you can build and show off your own piece of chainmaille.
The Weta brand chainmaille was initially created for use by the lead actors and extras in the Lord of the Rings movies, to give an authentic look which would be far more comfortable to wear for long periods of time. 7 miles of PVC pipe was cut into 12.5 million small rings, which were then hand linked together to form the chainmaille armour props and costumes.Weta Workshop is a prop and visual effects company from New Zealand. They have created armour, weapons, sets and special effects for blockbuster films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Robin Hood, Avatar, The Last Samurai and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, to name but a few.