You know what the main problem with guinea pigs is? They're vulnerable in battle. Thankfully, eBay seller mightys0x in selling this custom made guinea pig sized scale mail. 100% of the proceeds from the sale go to Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue, which is very noble of the seller and ties into the whole chain mail thing perfectly because like, knights and nobility and all that. That's not a stretch you're a stretch.
The scale-mail is made from polished steel scales and steel rings. It was painstakingly "woven" by me over several weeks in an effort to better prepare my guinea pig Lucky for the dangers of the modern world. The helmet was purchased at a Renaissance Faire later as it was the perfect finishing touch.
Lucky passed away this weekend, and no longer requires his noble suit of armor. In his honor and memory, any money from this auction (after Ebay fees) will go to the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue in Virginia. Lucky was adopted from the organization, and they're a fantastic group who do all they can to find, foster and adopt (to others) Guinea Pigs in the northern Virginia area.
Bidding is already up to $445 with four days remaining, and I really hope people are taking this seriously and not just trying to be funny. Because if you ever catch yourself telling someone 'LOL, I BID ON A CHARITY AUCTION AS A JOKE!', congratulations, you're the least funny of all your friends.
Hit the jump for a couple more shots including Lucky wearing the armor WHILE RIDING A JETSKI.
Thanks to Jeff C, who once rode an armored guinea pig into battle AND SOAKED THE BATTLEFIELD WITH THE BLOOD OF HIS ENEMIES. Wow. Does blood kill grass?