Game Of Thrones Designer Says Sand Snakes' "Nipple Armor" Was A Mistake

Readers of George R.R. Martin's novels will be excited to see the legendary Sand Snakes appearing on Game of Thrones this spring. But some people's enthusiasm was slightly tempered when the first set photos of the Sand Snakes appeared, revealing... armor with nipples. Costume designer Michele Clapton says this was a… » 12/08/14 10:50am 12/08/14 10:50am

So. Much. Armor: A Collection Of Glorious BlizzCon Cosplay!

BlizzCon was this past weekend in Anaheim, and fans of Blizzard's games and other game franchises descended on SoCal to celebrate their greatest heroes and inspirations. Which involved a LOT of incredible armor and painstaking recreations of weapons. Check out some of our favorites from BlizzCon below. » 11/10/14 3:12pm 11/10/14 3:12pm

Get Ready for Miraculous Chainmail Made with "Star of David" Molecules

To build a better form of armor, a group of chemists have created a molecule that looks like a six-pointed "Star of David." When millions of these molecules knit themselves together, the result could become the lightest, strongest shielding the world has ever known. » 9/22/14 4:40pm 9/22/14 4:40pm

Remarkable 3,900-Year-Old Suit Of Bone Armor Found In Siberia

Archaeologists working near Omsk in Siberia have discovered a complete suit of bone armor that likely belonged to an elite warrior. Found in near perfect condition, the unique armor dates back to the Bronze Age. » 9/09/14 8:00am 9/09/14 8:00am

A 3D Printed Suit Of Armor To Make Barbie Ready For Battle

Barbie's costumes over the years haven't always seemed particularly functional, but this new set of 3D printed armor seems appropriately battle ready. » 7/09/14 4:46pm 7/09/14 4:46pm

The real reason that women in fantasy art wear such skimpy armor

It's horribly impractical for ladies to wear bikini armor while leaving their midsections exposed...or is it? Artist Stjepan Sejic reveals the "truth" behind half-naked women warriors. » 2/14/14 12:30pm 2/14/14 12:30pm

The Joker gets medieval with this functional suit of leather armor

This suit of armor is sure not just to protect your body but also to intimidate your opponents, pairing its hardened leather pieces with that creepy Joker's grin. » 1/20/14 10:40am 1/20/14 10:40am

What kind of armor did Medieval women really wear?

We know that skimpy armor that shows off a woman's cleavage is rather impractical for combat and that sculpted "boob plate" armor can be a hazard to your health, but on occasions that women did don armor in medieval Europe, what kind of armor did they actually wear? And is shapely, feminine armor a modern convention,… » 1/16/14 11:00am 1/16/14 11:00am

Renaissance-era knight's helmet has a rooster's head on its visor

This German helmet, from the mid-16th century, has a rather unusual adornment on its mask. Was the wearer known as the Cock Knight? » 12/01/13 7:30am 12/01/13 7:30am

Medieval armor goes high fashion -- and looks fantastic

It's a dream come true for anyone who has ever spent an evening at the Renaissance Faire wishing that they could wear the pretty dresses AND the awesome armor. We utterly love this fashion spread from designer Pinkabsinthe. » 10/08/13 11:17am 10/08/13 11:17am

The Polish Knight Fighting League is the only reality show we need

1,000 years ago, when men strapped themselves into full-body suits of armor and began hitting at each other with swords, it was war. Today, it's entertainment. The Polska Liga Walk Rycerskich is essentially the Polish version of SCA but with real (albeit dull) swords, and it is even more insane that you can imagine. » 9/23/13 2:20pm 9/23/13 2:20pm

Iron Man becomes a guided missile, in stunning new concept art

We've seen a ton of Iron Man 3 concept art before — but we didn't see the concepts from suit designer extraordinaire Phil Saunders... until now. Saunders finally released some designs for Tony Stark's cutting-edge armors, and they are glorious. » 8/22/13 6:09pm 8/22/13 6:09pm

The 12 Most Ludicrous Superhero Armors

People often think that superheroes look dumb in tights, and that armor looks more realistic. These people are often wrong, and we have the entire decade of the '90s as proof. For 10 years Marvel and DC traded in characters' traditional garb for ridiculous, over-designed armors which offered more shame than… » 7/26/13 10:00am 7/26/13 10:00am

Magnificent Animal Armor for Your Favorite Beast

Whether on the battlefield or just in a parade, humans aren't the only animals who need to don a defensive layer. These suits of armor were made for fighting animals, from horses to dogs, and they are as stately as they are adorable. » 7/11/13 3:59pm 7/11/13 3:59pm

Keep your guinea pig protected with a rodent-sized suit of armor

If your guinea pig routinely dashes off into armed combat (or just likes the look of scale mail), you might want to outfit him or her in this handsome suit of armor, perfect for rolly-polly rodents. » 6/15/13 11:00am 6/15/13 11:00am

The Weirdest and Fiercest Helmets from the Age of Armored Combat

If you're going to go into battle wearing a full suit of metal armor, you'd better do it in style. Here are some of the most amazing (and bizarre) helmets you've ever seen, from the age of knights and swords. » 5/31/13 4:13pm 5/31/13 4:13pm

Iron Man 3 VFX reels make the Air Force One scene twice as impressive

One of the amazing things about The Avengers was just how seamless a lot of the CG cityscapes and creations felt. And it looks like Iron Man 3 had a similar amount of heavy CG. Check out some mind-blowing new VFX reels. » 5/15/13 4:40pm 5/15/13 4:40pm

Why "Boob Plate" Armor Would Actually Kill You

Boob-shaped armor doesn't just look utterly ridiculous — it would actually result in your immediate death, probably the first time you tried to wear it into a fight. » 5/08/13 4:21pm 5/08/13 4:21pm

Top 10 Essential Stories About Power Armor

This weekend, we celebrate the awesome majesty of superpowered suits of armor, with Iron Man 3. But the "power armor" genre has a long and kick-ass history, spanning decades of battles and adventures. Here are the 10 most essential power-armor stories of all time! » 4/30/13 10:18am 4/30/13 10:18am