|Mia Wasikowska as Alice in Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland|
Never seen the film, and I'm not sure I want to, but this image is just nailed on. That is a D&D Paladin, saving the cute widdle wabbits from eeeevil. If that were a cover for a campaign book I'd buy it. Bunnies & Burrows & Dungeons & Dragons, ha! The armour is very cool, especially the scale-mail skirt which is the main nod to femininity, along with the decorative fluting. There is also the over the hip groove, which does give a more feminine line but I could see that carrying a blow towards the abdomen rather than away. The gauntlets, however, look like ski gloves wrapped in bacofoil. In action here.
moulding or re-presenting it.
I've no idea who Taylor Swift is, nor do I particularly care to find out, but assuming that hair-do can stand some faster and more vigorous action than moping around gazing out of an archway, it's a good, very girly (fairy princess prom queen) armour-hair option. more photos here. Hmm, tracked down the video and watched it (with the sound off), there are some cool scenes where she's kind of wandering around with a lantern which are quite oldschool D&D if taken out of context, and with a little imagine adding 10ft poll in her other hand, and a Beholder floating... ok, ok it takes quite a bit of imagination.
here - the original blog I found this image on had some 'ballet bridal fashion' - and the high tightly scraped top-knot ballet style hair is another potential for armour hair, but it's got Dominatrix / Chav / Sporty Spice connotations I don't like the taste of. Personal opinion aside, Ballet-dancer is a aspirational meme for a lot of small girls, and signification around those memes isn't such a bad idea for a female figher.
"Loose Bun" by Kelli Acciardo from Seventeen, with instructions. Quick, easy, the kind of thing a warrioress might put together in a haste, especially if the bands were wrapped up braids.
The great thing about braids is that they naturally lend themselves to cultures which are already involved in knotwork, i.e. Northern European, la Tene influenced, Anglo Saxon, classic 'Tolkienesque' fantasy, they're thematically tied-in (pun intended).
So there you go, sensible, feminine, fantasy armour and hair.
Note: pretty ladies cause traffic spikes (yes that's over 10 times more traffic to this post than any other) since it was posted 5 days ago. So there's an advert above!
And here's a couple adventuress miniatures in sensible armour, as sculpted by Tre' Manor:
Eivor the Beautiful, above who is a lightly armoured, ranger type, and Ingrior of Aelfheim, Swordmaiden below who is a little more on the fighter class.
|Vilhanna of the Shield|
|Ylvfriodr of Ulfrstadt|
The cloaks / furs across the shoulders on Ylvfriodr will certainly prevent hair-trappage in armour joints. Although I fear Vilhanna might suffer.
These miniatures are available, along with some other amazing fantasy characters at the Red Box Games miniatures webstore.
Odysseus Osborne sent me this picture of Shannon wearing armour he's designed:
|Shannon who is a fully trained HEMA Sword & Buckler fighter|