Behold the GalacTac Project, an armor prototype being designed by AR5000 that happens to look just a tad like everyone’s favorite Star Wars bounty hunter. But look fast.
A chainsaw is one of the most dangerous single things on this planet. A roaring machine cycle of sharp teeth created to cut anything down. And if you add an idiot human to the mix, you’re just asking for blood and accidents. Luckily, a pair of safety chaps makes it so much safer. How can a pair of clothes be able to…
The Vikings were responsible for crafting some weapons that smiths still look back on with admiration today — but did that ingenuity extend to also building something capable of stopping those weapons? Yes, but it might not look exactly as you imagined.
Somehow a wall filled with these hard ceramic balls is bulletproof. It stops bullets from penetrating through the wall and even prevents bullets from ricocheting off the wall too. It's basically the best shield against a gun we have.
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…
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.
My uncle used to own an old medieval Spanish armor. I remember looking at it and thinking how the hell knights could fight stuffed inside those heavy and clunky metal suits. This video shows how: Reconstructing medieval fight techniques using combat treatises of that time as a reference.
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.
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.
Barbie's costumes over the years haven't always seemed particularly functional, but this new set of 3D printed armor seems appropriately battle ready.
Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you're gonna see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully, some will be wearing Crave's kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks…
Like the AK-47, the Soviet RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade has become one of the most widely-distributed infantry weapons on Earth, used by everyone from E8 nations to guerrilla insurgency groups in every major conflict since Vietnam. But their ubiquitousness nature has kicked off a global race focused on how to beat…
It's not easy being an artist these days, what with protesters smashing your art and Cossacks smashing your face. Thankfully, one Chicago area artist has devised an ideal solution for protecting performers: delightfully-psychedelic cloth armor suits that won't inhibit the wearer's artistic freedom. Freedom of movement…
These are by Andrew Kanounov. And while it would obviously require a ton of time, measurements, and money to get one, don't you just wish you could?
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.
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.
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,…
This German helmet, from the mid-16th century, has a rather unusual adornment on its mask. Was the wearer known as the Cock Knight?
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.
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.