Chicago-based artist Vanessa Walilko has created everyone’s next wardrobe must-have: an octopus chainmail hood.
Made from over 15,000 aluminum rings, the hood features a metallic octopus you can wear on your head, complete with shiny tentacles that fabulously drape over your body. We’re not sure if you can see out of it, but it’ll nonetheless be a great outfit at your next Hail Lord Cthulhu Fan Club meeting.
But seriously, this piece is incredible – just look at the details on that thing! It’s no surprise that the artist who made it has been teaching chainmail since 2007, and has made chainmail props for productions like Night at the Museum 3 and the Tony-award winning Broadway show Pippin.
If you’re interested in making your own octopus chainmail hood (we know you are), Walilko has the instructions in her book Chain Mail + Color, among other DIY projects.