The answer is: a definite and resounding… “maybe?” ^_^’
It really depends how much you want to stretch the definitions of every square’s trope. There’s purposely some room left for interpretation with those.
The example you give was actually achieved a couple of times, cause we tend to, exactly as you say, count all things that go into buttcrack as “thong”, no matter if they look like panties or not (see, for example: the latest bingo).
Not sure about wincenworks, but I’m also pretty generous with “no underwear” square, cause lots of those things just don’t look like wearable bras/panties to me (and, you know, rarely actually go UNDER the rest of the costume).
Still, I made the bingo as a collection of the worst and most pervasive problems I noticed in female “warrior” costume design, it was never really supposed to be 100% full (and thankfully, never got to it).
But now, as we’re all in on the joke, we’re having some fun with the idea, cause why not. Stretching the boundaries of ridiculousness is the purpose of our Break the Bingo contest!
That said, everyone please remember that the contest’s deadline is 11:59 pm CET on March 31 2015!
Updated rules and FAQ for the contest can be found here.
Deadline UPDATE: The submissions must be sent till 11:59 pm CET on March 31 2015!
FAQ answer UPDATE:
- Edasypogon commented: I saw that multiple versions of a single design were permitted, and was wondering how literally one is to design *an* armour (as opposed to ‘a few’). That is, is it intended that a *single* design checks the whole card by itself, or could I submit a few variations that cover different or event mutually exclusive squares? i.e. variant A has a full boobplate, variant B covers just enough to technically avoid being indecent, so neither gets 100% but together they tick all the boxes.
- Hm, your proposition meanders the rules a bit, but yes, SURE, we encourage creative solution to how self-contradicting the bingo card is!
If you feel like using different squares on different levels of the same armor and then combine all of them in one bingo card, go for it!
Prize UPDATE: There might be additional surprise prizes, so don’t forget to enter in time!
As a sendoff for the site’s and Female Armor Bingo’s anniversary, we prepared a little something for you guys: a Female Armor Bingo art contest!
We’ve been noted numerous times by our readers how tempting it is to design an “armor” so absurd that it crosses out ALL the Female Armor Bingo squares. So far no commercial work we tested the game on succeeded at that (though some came dangerously close), so how about we actually DO take this challenge?
The challenge: Design a skimpy female armor that covers every single possible point of the Female Armor Bingo.
The contestant MUST be the author of submitted art. Any type of art may be submitted, as long as its contents are clearly readable and presented as a standard web friendly file (jpeg, png, etc).
Already existing art is fine, as long as the contestant formally submits it, as per rules.
The contestants: To take part in the contest a person needs to have either tumblr account or deviantArt account, as we need legitimate way to contact the winners and track back their artwork. The contestant must either follow BABD on tumblr or BikiniArmorBeDamned group on deviantArt.
Anonymous submissions to tumblr are automatically disqualified!
The deadlines: All submissions have to enter via Bikini Armor Battle Damage’s submit box as image posts (with a “Contest entry” note in description) or to BikiniArmorBeDamned dA group’s Female Armor Bingo CONTEST folder before 31 March 2015.
The winners will be announced on bikiniarmorbattledamage 5 April 2015 (the Easter Sunday).
The prizes: 3 winners will be chosen and 3 prizes are offered. 1st place winner gets to choose the prize first, second one chooses after them, third one gets whatever prize is left. The available prizes are:
- A Steam copy of Life Goes On offered by wincenworks
- 1 full-color commission of a chosen character either as a chibi or a portrait, or a full-body detailed sketch offered by ozziescribbler
- Picking a topic for the next How Do I Armor comic post with the winner’s original character portrayed in-comic by wincenworks
If anyone’s interested in contributing more prizes, please contact us!
Keep in mind some bingo squares are directly or indirectly contradictory (a boobplate that covers only nipples?). We’re counting on your creativity with overcoming that.
Bonus points if you manage to score both the bingo 1.0-exclusive Cameltoe and 1.1-exclusive “How does it attach?!” points!
Additional rules FAQ:
- kinsoliloquy replied: ??? why don’t we have a contest to design armor that doesn’t cross any of the bingo categories?
- Because that would be neither funny nor challenging.
We KNOW how a good female armor is supposed to look, but we don’t know yet how far the worst of female “armor” can go.
So, as we’re all in on the joke about bikini armors being awful, why don’t we try to consciously break the bingo in the most amusing ways?
- teaandinanity replied: Is ‘Looks Nothing Like the Male Version’ a free space for the purposes of this contest?
- The choice is up to contestant: they are free to leave out the square (without getting any negative notes for that), but inclusion of a male version for comparison is definitely appreciated as additional effort.
Using a stock image of male armor just as a placeholder for comparison is good too.
Similarly for the ‘More advanced level = skimpier’ square. Depicting more than one version of the same armor counts as additional effort, but showing just one level of the armor is fine.
- Ettid commented: Since there’s ‘Looks nothing like the male version of the same outfit’, would it then be okay to find a male armour from a game/movie/cartoon/something and then design the skimpy armour based upon that?
- Sounds okay to us. Our advice is to make the skimpy version’s design have no more than two or three elements in common with the good original (like, only the color scheme and some ornamentation), so that it’s more ridiculous and arbitrarily related to it. Just like in real games/comics!
It’s okay to not show male version of the submitted armor (this won’t be judged negatively, we’ll just assume male armor would look cool and protective), it’s also totally acceptable to use a stock male armor for comparison. The ideal option is to design both regular male armor and ridiculous female “equivalent” for it from scratch, but it counts as extra credit work and not necessarily required of the contestants.
- Robert J Brien commented: Don’t they need to design multiple versions? Like a Male and a lower level to get the full card?
- We encourage creativity in conveying the comparisons. So long as it’s clearly conveyed we’ll accept it whether it’s by multiple versions or narrative.
- NuttyNuti commented: Is it possible to send more than one entry? I have two design ideas and I can’t make up my mind with which one to use.
- We don’t see why not. Obviously, only one of multiple entries from the same person can win. But sure, submit as many designs as you wish.
- HystericalMellotron commented: 1) Is there a problem if it’s a traditional art entry?
2)I also would like to ask if I can submit my entry as a 2~3 panel short story >_.
- Neither is a problem! As the rules say, any type of art is good 🙂
- albino-ottsel said: I’m working on my submission to your Break The Bingo contest and my dad came in to ask me something and I had to scramble to hide what I was drawing. Mission accomplished?
- jasamludarobota said: I was working on my entry for your contest and someone came up behind me and asked if I was designing a body pillow. So I think I’m doing pretty good.
- Yup, we think you guys are doing it right. Good luck with explaining what were you actually doing XD
If you guys have any more questions about the contest or want to donate extra prizes, make sure to contact us!