Text 4 Mar 77 notes Women in Armor Event - Higgins Armory Museum

Saturdays in March - Women in 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

http://www.higgins.org/womeninarmor?utm_source=March+2013&utm_campaign=March+2013+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

 

Text 1 Mar 239 notes Hight Elves armor
Text 28 Feb 99 notes Chainmail Armor

Hi! This is me, dressed up for a local Camelot-themed horseback ride.

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Text 28 Feb 84 notes "Masha Scream"

I can tell you that this is Maria Archipova/ “Masha Scream” promoting an album for her band Arkona. Can’t find the photographer’s name though, sorry about that.

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Text 27 Feb 38 notes

For a project last year i made a lady game character in 3D. I would describe her as reasonably armored.

I have all my Hi-res, WIPs and junk tagged on my tumblr if people are interested :) 

Text 27 Feb 328 notes Looks pretty practical to me….
Text 26 Feb 156 notes Mascha by Tokala

RPG character, Das Schwarze Auge, Katharina Niko, Tokala, tokala.deviantart.com

Video 26 Feb 111 notes

GASP! BOOB PLATES!

I understand the point you are making, guys… but seriously… I don’t need my Inbox flooded with people complaining about how “That set of platemail that completely covered the woman in every way imaginable isn’t practical enough to be on this blog because her boobs are too sculpted.”

I try to avoid outrageous examples of “armor sculpting” when I post examples, but it’s probably going to show up a little once and a while. If you don’t like it, then fine… skip to the next picture.

Text 26 Feb 17 notes

ozziescribbler asked: 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. :)

Photo 24 Feb 176 notes Another video game one. Viola the Valkyrie, from Radiant Historia. That’s her official art, BTW, so not sure where to source it to.
Tried looking for the original artist, but all I could find was links to the “Radiant Historia Official World Guidance Art Book” with no actual names of the artists on the sites. - The Manager

Another video game one. Viola the Valkyrie, from Radiant Historia. That’s her official art, BTW, so not sure where to source it to.

Tried looking for the original artist, but all I could find was links to the “Radiant Historia Official World Guidance Art Book” with no actual names of the artists on the sites. - The Manager


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