One of my D&D characters, a rogue/paladin. She’s a striker, not a tank, so I wanted her in armor that would be easier to move in, but still provide protection. I’m still working on making practical armor!
Have you ever wondered what the women were up to while the men were away fighting dressed in their shiny armor? Somewhere between stories of damsels-in-distress and myths of man-killing amazons lies the historical reality of women and warfare. Was there such a thing as ‘warrior-women’? Did they wear armor? Would women really wait to be rescued or would they rescue themselves? Could these distressed damsels in fact boss knights around?
Well now is the chance to find out! Discover the larger influence of women from historical luminaries, such as Boudicca Queen of the Iceni, Joan of Arc and Elizabeth I of England; to the everyday roles of women in Ancient Times and the Viking Age. All month there shall be opportunities to learn about these not so defenseless women!
Higgins Armory Museum 100 Barber Avenue, Worcester, MA 01606
Hi! Inspired by eschergirls & your reblog of LuckyFK's 'Fantasy Armor' satirical picture I decided to propose a new initiative: a blog dedicated to images of potential battle damage caused by ridiculous female warrior outfits. I'm willing to moderate such Tumblr, BUT as it's supposed to be mainly submission-driven (à la Hawkeye Initiative), response from potential artists and fans is needed to start out. Can I count on support from womenfighters and its fans? And maybe blog name suggestions?
I think that’s an amusing idea, and I wish you luck with it!
I am generally really busy and just manage to get on here long enough to keep the posts going, but feel free to discuss the topic amongst yourselves. :)
While space suits aren’t your traditional female battle armor, I think this subject can still be included considering all of the fantastical (and not so practical) “space armor” that is out there now in the illustration world. - The Manager
Are you necessarily against sexualized armor as a whole, or would you simply like more practical armor to balance it out so that pervs can have the sexy armor and non-pervs can have the non-sexy armor?
I’ve been led to believe that this site is dedicated to a more practical application of armor for females. If it can be practical for battle, cover everything that needs to be covered, and still be sexy, though, then it can still be considered for this site.
This is a drawing I did of my female rogue in the game Dragon’s Dogma - this game is great for character customization and I super recommend it if you’re frustrated with having to have “beautiful” female characters in skimpy not-armor (though you can also make your characters wear skimpy clothing - it’s your choice! which I think is great honestly) Also the game is fun haha
I designed these last semester at uni, though I didn’t get to actually model them (this might change this semester). All 3 sets are modular within Photoshop and the pieces are interchangeable. I had begun working on a fourth set, but that never ended up being built.
The illustrator is Wen M (Deviantart http://wen-m.deviantart.com/). He has quite a lot of artwork of the medieval persuasion, but sadly, I think you´ll find few of it is suitable for this page. He has a marked tendency for flambuoyancy in armor and creature design, save rare exceptions like http://wen-m.deviantart.com/art/Commission-The-Girl-Knight-53168279, for example.
Thanks for the info! See, this is why it’s very important that if you’re going to submit someone’s artwork, I need to know who it was by, what the art is called, etc. I tried doing an image search for that artwork and TinEye wasn’t able to give me anything.
Going to say this once again, people. I have an extremely limited time that I can dedicate to this site every day. I have over 200 submissions in a backlog where I am going to have to completely reformat them in order to keep the multitudes of people who like to complain about how they “don’t look right” off my back.
So… if you’re wondering why you haven’t seen your submission, it’s probably because you just sent me a link without pictures or proper credit to the artist, and I have to take the time (that I don’t have) to fix your submission.
If you want to see your submission right away, then please… please… submit it properly and don’t make me have to do all the work for you.