December 7 2013, 11pm
...9 hours ago
Not the most detailed fix. But since she’s a nun, the fix is quite obvious. Now Areala IS clad in REAL votive robes.
I have always liked the idea of awesome battle nuns, so I fixed some things. I tried to give her a breast plate, but I think she is some kind of combined mage/sword fighter (and she has a bionic arm… okay I don’t know where this is going XD) so I stopped there and didn’t add any more “real” armor. I liked the fact that the person behind her has functional clothes, so tried to copy the clothing parts from that one, yay for multi-layered clothing. Also, I absolutely hate women staring blankly into the screen because she looks like she slaughtered some demon seconds ago, so I gave her a menacing grin. And I fixed the ratio of upper and lower torso, minus the weird boobs I think she looks more natural proportioned now.
I like that both of these fixes bring what should be the first thing you know about Areala (read: that she is a nun) to the forefront. Directly after that I can go on to notice that she’s a nun who is also badass. Excellent. Everything I need to know before reading the comic when previously I was only left with questions like, “do they not teach you about bras in a convent?”
December 5 2013, 11pm
...2 days ago
As much as I love Nariko from Heavenly Sword and think she is an awesome female character, I’m not too fond of her outfit.
I like the design (apart from the panties), but I don’t think it’s suitable for someone who spends most of her time rampaging through enemy armies fighting off endless amounts of soldiers.
So I redesigned it:
Now she doesn’t have to worry as much about getting stabbed in the gut.
Another thing that bugged me was that she comes from a village that appears to be located in a mountainous area completely covered in snow, yet she still manages to run around like that:
When it makes more sense to be running around like this:
I love Heavenly Sword but that Macklemore coat is making sure I’ll never see it without laughing again. Well done!
December 4 2013, 11pm
...3 days ago
The horse is more armoured than she is! This is from WarTune, another sexualised game like Scarlet Blade trying to attract male players. Despicable.
December 3 2013, 11pm
...4 days ago
Lady N submitted:
Didn’t quite manage to be the first one repairing this, but oh well! Still worth sharing. It’s my first time doing something like this, it was really fun!
Main thing to fix was the horrible chest area, followed by the shoes. I also changed some other things around to make it look more like a complete set. It’s a little less fancy now though.
This is another one of those fixes where I see it and think, “Surely that’s the original outfit,” but then something registers and I remember, “wait, I’ve seen something like this before… like it, but more naked, I think?”.
That’s also the point where I remember that reading is a thing and that if I do it I can find out more about the picture.
The end of this story is I like that I can’t see this lady’s underwear anymore, and really really like that you put her in flat boots.
December 2 2013, 11pm
...5 days ago
I know you got two of these already, but I hope you won’t mind one more.
I remember the original Angela design, which was dumb but at least it was visually interesting. The revision managed to be both dumb and dull, keeping all the stuff I hated and taking out most of the few things I actually did like. Because she’s a warrior of heaven, I thought a full breastplate and chainmail would be more apropo. I brought back the warpaint just because I liked it, and the same with the semi-impractical-but-potentially-visually-dynamic loincloth, which also adds a splash of color on the body. I also increased the size of the shoulder guard on her right just because (though I tried to avoid 90’s-sized shoulder plating).
While I wanted to smooth out the breast area so that it was less defined (and less likely to direct a sword into her sternum), I could never get the countours to look right, so I gave up and left it as is.
Here’s a link to Angela’s debut look. I like that you brought the warpaint back, and especially the return of the front loincloth. Much more visually dynamic, for sure.
(Hypothetical question: does it count as a Throwback Thursday if it wasn’t our tumblr this’s already run on? …And if it’s not Thursday?)
December 1 2013, 11pm
...6 days ago
The Order 1886.
Time for me to feel like a rube, because I definitely sent that-darn-hyena an ask response about how we’d probably run something on this good outfit (look at that, a uniform for a woman that’s comparable to her male counterparts!) when the game finally comes out, and here I am. Posting about it.
The game has no release date just yet, but there’s a trailer on their official site if anyone wants to check it out.
November 30 2013, 11pm
...1 week ago
This is my first post here. The cover for Red Alert 3 always bugged me so here is the corrected cover. If you compare it to the original, you’ll find I made quite a few changes.
I think we can safely add this to the “things pants have improved” pile, along with my chances for being allowed in fancy restaurants and 60% of the outfits featured here.
November 29 2013, 11pm
...1 week ago
Yes, actually! We’ve gotten quite a few people sending in stuff about Kill La Kill. Enough that I could probably put together a Master Post…
-Astro, via ria-RHA
This is my first submission to this tumblr
I enjoy the Kill La Kill anime for story and action-but…someone please fix the armor for these girls! I will try to attempt to fix it myself if I have the chance, but I would like to see other people’s submissions!
…Which is exactly what I’m doing right now. Master Posting.
In addition to being sent fixing requests and concept art, we’ve gotten a couple of great fixes already:
Pointless anon submitted:
:So I stumbled across this anime called, “Kill La Kill”. And it’s simple to say that the female protag’s outfit is pretty damn ridiculous.
Quick fix I tried to do, but I dont have any talent. Aye.
Hi, your blog is awesome and has inspired me to try my first fix! I love Studio Trigger’s new anime ‘Kill La Kill’, but if there was ever an outfit desperately asking for a fix, this was it!
Who suffers from the very same sentient outfit problems as Ryuko. Because, really, we can’t stress this enough: these outfits are alive. Just imagine wearing a conscious being whose appendages touch you the way these ones do.
We’re all about exposing sexualization of female armor and repairing it, right? Well I think the very concept is irreperable. There will be another post going more in depth about it, but these outfits, which are alive, require a blood sacrifice to activate, which in the context of the other themes of the show means the suit basically requires the wearers, who are always only biologically female, to simulate menstruation AND strip to near-nudity. It’s ridiculous. But I’m loving the redesign attempts anyways.
November 28 2013, 11pm
...1 week ago
I love this tumblr so much that when I saw Quiet’s design I just had to try and fix it. I left some of the rips in her pants (it seemed more an artistic move than an attempt to show skin) and gave her a bare midriff as a compromise. I know it could still be more protective, but I figured if she’s a sniper, she can have a little bit of leeway.
I hope this submitted ok? I’ve never tried to use Tumblr except to read before ^^;
All right, I’m not good with digital art at all. I like to think that if you look at it from a couple feet away and squint a bit, it looks… pleasantly stylized. I opted for a vest, presumably bulletproof. I figured the shorts are good for mobility and to prevent her from getting too hot, and the turtleneck, while probably a bit stuffy, could easily be unrolled up to her face in order to prevent dust or smoke inhalation, while simultaneously adding to the “quiet” motif! I moved her gear from those tacky thigh holsters (ugh) up to her actual belt. I let her keep the ripped fishnets under her shorts because I think they add a bit of character.
Oh, man, you know what I realized I should’ve said yesterday? “We’ve gotten QUIET a few submissions”… because puns. Dang. That’s my only regret during this, The Great Quiet Rescue.
A big thank you to everyone who participated.