panchamss:

I love it when designers have pretty okay looking female armor (like maybe a some subtle boob dents and or it’s very very fitted despite being METAL) but the give her a thigh-high boots and leave that oh so precious strip of sexy, sexy leg flesh DIRECTLY where the femoral artery is

Like someone doesn’t even have to slash them she could easily just cut herself on her own armor and fucking die before going into battle someone please stop the nerds jfc

Exactly! We regularly laugh at the ubiquity of exposed thighs in female armor because of that.

Here are some highlights of that costume design trope from our ‘no pants’ tag:

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And let’s not forget about the ones which shamelessly display the double standard:

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Maybe fictional female warriors lack major blood vessels in their limbs just as often as they lack spines and vital organs in their torsos?

~Ozzie

whereismywizardhat submitted:

Ugh.  Where to begin?

Koihime Enbu is a fighting game based off of a visual novel series, and by god it shows.  Aggressively generic designs left and right, same faced loli versions of historical figures like Saber was going out of style…

I wish this was an outlier

So… we should be legitimately scared that Sakura Fantasy will expand out into other genres.  Presumably with the whole hearted support of those who want to decide what “is and is not a game”.

– wincenworks

Hi there! First of all let my say that I love your tumblr :D for a whole lot of different reasons (and your bingo is LOVE). Anyways, you’re probably aware that Blade & Soul is getting a western release… D: and they’re organizing a costume design contest! So I was just wondering if maybe, you could relay this so they would receive a whole lot of sexy male armors and practical awesome female armors! :D. and maybe make them realize that something is awefully wrong with their female outfits?

Yikes, this competition is really promoting the idea that they want lots of sexy lady armor – I personally feel that it would be great if people sent them lots of submissions to suggest they should consider practical armor.

This competition does have some of the confusing terms and conditions I’ve ever read, to the extent it’s not clear who’s eligible other than people from inside the United States (some people outside the USA are too… but it’s confusing who).

So while we can’t guarantee that you’ll be eligible for a prize, we certainly encourage everyone to send them an entry featuring a woman in practical armor and a man in empowering attire.

Competition closes on July 9th and must be entered via the email on Blade and Soul’s site.

Oh I’m in awe all right (NSFW Link)

Oh I’m in awe all right (NSFW Link)