Sexy is not bad. Stripping is not bad. Wearing sexy boots is not bad. You know what is bad? Pandering is. Being a lazy designer at the cost of catching a wider audience is.
A bounty hunter who runs over rugged terrain does not need stripper boots, she needs something with treads and function that can *gasp* still be sexy. I can picture a hybrid boot design that is feminine but rugged, functional but badass.
You know what conveys things like “boosters” and “power” and “high jump”? Springs, coils, energy cells, treads, jets… you don’t have to be literal but you also might want to show, not tell, what a prop does.

High-Jump Stripper Boots! by stephlaberis

Very important quote from this article regarding Samus’s high heels, but it applies to character and costume design in general.


According to the responses so far, it seems that Fran’s outfit can hit a QUADRUPLE BINGO!

Depending on one’s opinion about what counts for those previously unchecked squares in yesterday’s “Easter-themed” bingo post, Fran WINS THE BINGO up to four times!
A few followers pointed out three potentially eligible squares more to cross.


Just look (bolded the proposed additional squares for convenience):

geezgeorge replied to your post: To add some “Easter bunny” flavor toda…


quantumsiren asked:

Hey on the Fran bingo card, you can also mark that her nipples poke through. I’ve seen close ups of her chest, and you can see that it’s molded to her nipples. I love Fran but her armor is ridiculous.

kyrosion reblogged your post To add some “Easter bunny” flavor toda… and added:

Look at the way the top is designed; there’s nothing holding the front up. It’s kinda pretending to be a corset-type thing, but since they cut the stomach out, the bottom part is just dead weight rather than contributing support. The whole outfit should be dragging her breasts down, if it answered to gravity… As is, it’s certainly not lending any support, regardless of whether she’s likely to pop out a boob (which I’d say she is, but that’s more subjective).

So, without futher ado, here’s the updated bingo card for Fran!


72% of the squares and FOUR bingos!


I’m convinced we came across a record breaker.



edit: One more square was pointed out by raezii

raezii replied to your post:

I’d also add that she wears that outfit while travelling in the Paramina Rift and there is definitely a blizzard happening 1/3 of the time… ie basically naked in cold climate

I don’t think that costume, that a female character deliberately wears into battle and dangerous situations, provides enough protection to qualify as armor…

You know who you are


– wincenworks

Female Armour Bingo: Tyrande Whisperwind




Filled out the female armour bingo card myself for a case that particularly annoys me. Because you know what the worst part of the depiction of Tyrande Whisperwind is here? In the novel, she isn’t dressed anything like this! Seriously, nowhere in the novel does it describe her wearing a battle Bikini. Usually, to the best of my memory, she usually has more practical priest robes. She is a badass in this novel; A very well developed character who is kind, caring, thoughtful, honest, humble and can burning leigon ass when she needs to. She inspires me to write better female characters myself.

And how is she represented on the front cover of the War of the Aincients novel? Sex appeal with battle bikinis. This doesn’t do her justice in my opinion. Tyrande is a much better character than that!

Oh, the delights of using bikini armor as a tool of false advertising… Takes “Don’t judge book by its cover” to a whole new level!

Also gotta love the irony that it’s A NOVEL, a thing that people are supposed to buy for the WRITTEN STORY inside, not for the fap-tastic cover that tells them absolutely nothing about what to expect.