gailsimone:

fuckyeahdcu:

Close-Ups on Detail of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

Okay, the heels are weird.

But I am pretty encouraged. This looks like a Wonder Woman who kicks ass.

It is SO important to SO many people that they get this right. I hope they understand the responsibility they have to people, not just women, all over the world.

Speaking of life action Wonder Woman costumes… (full view here on dcwomenkickingass, thanks athelind for submitting the link to us!)

Well, that definitely could have been worse. Not surprisingly, she was still given a boobplate (even though it’s possible to make it better).
At least it’s not much less reasonable than Lady Sif's (who set the standard for myth-based warrior women armor in superhero movies).

As Ms. Simone mentions, the high heels are… questionable. To me, moreso than the boobs. Those look hella uncomfortable!
The only positive about it, they’re on platform/wedge soles, so (unlike some other example) there’s less chance of breaking a heel while running around in such footwear… Won’t help against calluses, though!

~Ozzie

Looking those boots I thought about the hideous things that Carrie Fisher had to wear in order to mitigate the height difference between her and Harrison Ford while shooting Star Wars.

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But Gal is only only three inches shorter than Henry Cavill (Superman) who’s two and a half inches shorter than Ben Affleck (Batman).  So either Wonder Woman better tower over Superman… or everyone other than Ben better be borrowing Robert Downey Jr’s shoes.

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On a side note, littlechinesedoll did a quick recolour which, while perhaps too bright, really helps make the costume look more like Wonder Woman and less like Xena.

- wincenworks

So, back in 2007 there was this game called Heavenly Sword released about this woman, Nariko.  As questionably attired as she is named and only appearing in one game with highly questionable… everything - she is somehow named as #18 in Complex’s Top 50 Video Game Heroines of All Time and they’ve made a Heavenly Sword movie - it’s got voice acting from Anna Torv, Thomas Jane and Alfred Molina in it!

Now given that so many people made fun of her outfit in the game… and you can see why without me digging out a bingo card.  Surely they’re going to fix it for the movie right?  The trailer will show us something much better and more clever…

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Oh video games…

- wincenworks

jennythepirate:

desdinova:

jennythepirate:

I haven’t posted progress in a million years. The chain suit is finished. All I have left is finishing the leather and casting the elf ears.

You did Merrill’s full-body chain?! It looks amazing, how did you do it? It must have taken SO much time and work! Err, I should ask, is it ok to reblog this? I just wanted my followers to see it.

Thanks:D Rebloging is fine. Your followers can also see my bathroom:D
It’s taken about 2 years. There are 20,000 aluminum rings (I think it was 16 gauge but I don’t remember.) The instructions for making the sleeves and making it fitted come from here http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.barker/farisles/guilds/armour/mail.htm I also used the pants pattern from the Armor Archive. http://www.armourarchive.org/essays/book__practical_chainmail/practical_chainmail.shtml

Attention all brodudes who claim women only want to cosplay revealing outfits.  I would like your attention and to hear about the last time you made an outfit out of 20,000 rings.
- wincenworks

jennythepirate:

desdinova:

jennythepirate:

I haven’t posted progress in a million years. The chain suit is finished. All I have left is finishing the leather and casting the elf ears.

You did Merrill’s full-body chain?! It looks amazing, how did you do it? It must have taken SO much time and work! Err, I should ask, is it ok to reblog this? I just wanted my followers to see it.

Thanks:D Rebloging is fine. Your followers can also see my bathroom:D

It’s taken about 2 years. There are 20,000 aluminum rings (I think it was 16 gauge but I don’t remember.) The instructions for making the sleeves and making it fitted come from here http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.barker/farisles/guilds/armour/mail.htm I also used the pants pattern from the Armor Archive. http://www.armourarchive.org/essays/book__practical_chainmail/practical_chainmail.shtml

Attention all brodudes who claim women only want to cosplay revealing outfits.  I would like your attention and to hear about the last time you made an outfit out of 20,000 rings.

- wincenworks

siawrites:

Found this on Facebook.  Ignore the boob armor…

"Ignore the boob armor"? Asking for impossible…
~Ozzie
If there is one thing that armor was designed for, it’s not to be ignored!
(Technically this is fan art, but it’s fan art that’s officially endorsed by Blizzard)
- wincenworks

siawrites:

Found this on Facebook.  Ignore the boob armor…

"Ignore the boob armor"? Asking for impossible…

~Ozzie

If there is one thing that armor was designed for, it’s not to be ignored!

(Technically this is fan art, but it’s fan art that’s officially endorsed by Blizzard)

- wincenworks

fuchsimeon:

viperpilot:

Well, this is embarrassing

Left: Adrianne Palicki promo shot for NBC’s Wonder Woman.

Right: Kimberly Kane promo shot for ‘Wonder Woman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody’.

….is it just me or does the porno version outfit not only look WAY BETTER crafted and prettier, the actress also has more muscles, a nicer fitting chest piece and a waaay more fitting body type and skin tone. 

Also the porno version doesn’t look more “feminine”/more sexy whatever.

That… is EMBARASSING

I looked for some iteration of this post for some time now. It’s so incredible!

Second-hand embarrassment is off the charts. The jokes write themselves.

~Ozzie

Pretty sure the difference here is that Axel Braun knows people who buy his porno want to see Wonder Woman… NBC probably figured they just wanted to see a random female character.

- wincenworks

am1vf:

During the gog.com summer sales I saw the Spellforce series was on sale. Since the original Spellforce was one of my favourite games once but I never played the sequel I decided to try the OnLive trial period an consider buying it.

I had had a variety of reactions to different features (some of which I wrote here) but as soon as I saw a certain “character”, more specificly her armor, I decided not buying it.

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That is terrifying!

I’ve decided to try and run it through ozziescribbler's Bingo, although it’s so strange there are some things from it I don’t even know if this has or not. I’m afraid the only picture I have is the one I took back then, they’ve changed the OnLive inteface and I can’t figure out how to use the trial again and I havent managed to find more online either, not knowing the name of the “character”.imageThis bingo is fun, I’ll have to do this again.

Of course credit for the bingo goes to ozziescribbler and the bikiniarmorbattledamage blog.

Great job, thank you!

With all that is wrong about this design, I’m still most perplexed by that, uh… chest piece. How is that supposed to stay on, let alone cover the boobs? Does. Not. Compute!

~Ozzie

bigmeandragonlady:

Heroes of Might and Magic… V, I think.

Alright, these are actually my two favorite units from the game Blood Sisters (top) who run up to other units and stab the shit out of them and Shadow Witches (bottom) who throw lightning at enemy units. They also happen to have the shittiest outfits in the game.

I judged both base units and their upgrades with a majory thing cause they’re not all that different, not enough to justify more bingo cards, anyway.

But I guess I understand how the Blood Sisters die so quickly…

I love how the “evil” looking Shadow Witch with the glowing red eyes has short shorts and fishnets.  It’s like they had a ridiculousness quota giving her something that would provide even faint useful coverage demanded a balancing change.

- wincenworks

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.
Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.
What you’ll need:
circular knitting needles
yarn
small scales
You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.
Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!
(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)
Read More

Now you can make your own super warm scale mail!
While this armor may not be as effective as that issued to manly warriors or even household pets, it will probably come out at least as effective as that issued to the standard strong female barbarian.
Or at least a lot more comfortable than many variants.
- wincenworks

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

Read More

Now you can make your own super warm scale mail!

While this armor may not be as effective as that issued to manly warriors or even household pets, it will probably come out at least as effective as that issued to the standard strong female barbarian.

Or at least a lot more comfortable than many variants.

- wincenworks

 submitted:

The women’s armor from the new Gearbox title Battleborn looks promising, especially when compared to other games in the genre *cough*LeagueofLegends*cough*

I’m a bit baffled by the archer’s (Thorn's) asymmetrically bared leg, especially since it's on the side she faces her enemies with, but let's give credit where credit's due: it's not an objectifying partial nudity.
The chances of her being designed solely to cater to foot fetishists are pretty low, expressing her elven (?) connection to nature seems like a more likely (though problematic in its own right) idea behind that.

Her friends both look pretty awesome too and geared as well as their male teammates are.
Once again, Gearbox proves that designing non-generic female characters is not that hard, and they’re playable this time!

~Ozzie

I’m personally just going to imagine that she’s about to shoot the guy who stole her boot - so she’s gone into such a rage she’s forgotten basic archery technique!

Also I struggle with the fact that Gearbox is both the company that’s boldly disregarding past tropes for female characters, but is also the company that finished Duke Nukem Forever.  Strange, strange company.

More of this, less of Duke and Aliens please.

- wincenworks

 submitted:

Just a video poking fun at boobplates and such.

The potential disadvantages of the boobplate discussed from the point of view of the common sense.

Warning: this video is rather distracting at times ;)

~Ozzie

Video also emphasizes the importance of picking and combat technique that is practical for you as well as why you shouldn’t wear armor that sabotages your options.

- wincenworks