Monday, 28 January 2013

Eyecandy Monday - pointless armour

I know, I'm late. I've been ill!

Anyway, I'm back now and this week I will be going to a LARP meet and indulging in some cosplay. Cosplay, still better-known as "Dressing Up and Showing Off" here in the UK, has a proud female tradition of spectacularly impractical and revealing costume, thanks of course to the classic Chainmail Bikini.

There are many webpics out there for those interested. But until recently the blokes were sadly lacking in Pointless Armour inspiration.

It is time for Balance to be brought to the Force.

For a start, Pointless Armour has been round for men in actual historical settings for centuries. The Ancient Greek hoplites liked to go into battle naked except for helmet and shield, and Roman gladiators weren't exactly encased in steel:

So let's see more LARPing and cosplaying near-naked Romans in future!

Nice leatherwork!

Nice ... helmet ...
And Vikings!

Yes ... he's got the horn.
And Generic Barbarians!

And some ... urm ... possibly-Persian-types-probably-from-some-computer-game!

"I didn't see the assassin's face, but I'd recognise his nipples"

Let's see weird alien naked dudes from movies ... (even if it has to be Prometheus)

And oh ... let's not forget SUPERHEROES!

This is the best cosplay team entry ever. Also the gayest.

Because Inadequate Armour is the right of every warrior in the Multiverse.


Jo said...

Heh, love the last one best :)

Well... not really, I suppose that's leather armour dude, but the gay crime fighters makes me laugh :)

Janine Ashbless said...

I agree entirely :-)

Tilly Hunter said...

You do make me giggle :-)

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