How to make your own Ghillie Suit

A Ghillie suit is a head-to-toe outfit made so that its wearer blends as completely as possible into its environment. They can be made specifically for bushy terrain, forested areas, and even urban environments. An artist from Germany recently made a Ghillie suit resembling a pile of paper to wear at an Ikea store in Stockholm. Ghillie suits are used by snipers, soldiers in battle, hunters, and paintball game enthusiasts.

Because the camouflage with a Ghillie suit is three-dimensional, it is much more effective than simple camo gear. When made properly, the bits of the Ghillie suit will blow in a breeze exactly as surrounding vegetation is, making the disguise that much better. [Read more…]