hyratel:

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

Could be a bit less boobplate-y, but pretty cool design nonetheless.

pfffft. there’s plenty of room under there for proper padding. look how much it slopes out right at the shoulder level

Yeah, it’s the rare instance of female armor being properly layered beneath the top surface of metal.
But what I meant is that it still has the boob bumps, which create a weak point right where the sternum is. I doubt that the golden ornamentation in that place actually helps the case.

Boobplate is not only superfluous design-wise (because for most armored women breast-flattening with sports bracorset or sarashi is obligatory part of padding anyway), it can also kill the wearer.

So if you want to wear some sculpted armor to the Ren Faire because you feel fabulous-looking in it, go forth and have fun! But if you’re drawing lady soldiers, or creating female characters who are depicted as actual warriors, please err on the side of reality when designing their armor. Science says your boob plates are killing the women you hoped they would protect. And none of us want that.

It’s Time to Retire “Boob Plate” Armor. Because It Would Kill You

It’s Time to Retire “Boob Plate” Armor. Because It Would Kill You

Fantasy Armor and Lady Bits

Fantasy Armor and Lady Bits