First introduced and used by Scottish hunters, the Ghillie suit is now being used by the army and the military for camouflage purposes. The main advantage of this garment is that it helps to change the structure of a human being, making it difficult to identify him from his surroundings. For this, people use the twigs and the branches, from the place they are planning to hide in, and stick them all over their garment in the places provided. A properly designed suit, even responds to mild breeze in the same way its surrounding foliage does.
Basically, the Ghillie suit has a loose fitting garment or a poncho which can be made from any material as a base. The material used in making army-uniform is used for this. Over this base, such material which has the ability to retain any sort of twigs or branches should be sewn.
Generally, any type of web-like material which is hardy and durable like, burlap is used. This burlap is sewn onto the base, using an invisible thread, like a fishing line or even dental floss, which is strong and can withstand wear. In addition, a drop of shoe glue will make the setting stronger. Over this basic Ghillie suit, any type of vegetation, like small plants or twigs or climbers are attached, so that the person wearing the suit is completely camouflaged!