Medieval armor goes high fashion -- and looks fantastic

Illustration for article titled 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.

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Illustration for article titled Medieval armor goes high fashion -- and looks fantastic

Whether you're a Society for Creative Anachronism crafter or a Game of Thrones fan, these outfits are simply knockouts. You can see more of Pinkabsinthe's work on Deviant Art, and buy her gorgeous, handcrafted armor in her Etsy store.

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Illustration for article titled Medieval armor goes high fashion -- and looks fantastic

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Illustration for article titled Medieval armor goes high fashion -- and looks fantastic

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National government collapse? Check. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria promising a new age of plagues? Check. Economy showing signs of reverting to dirt-farming serfdom? Check. Yes, it is the right time to include medieval armour in our fashion. :P

But all that aside, this does indeed look quite interesting (though I think the feathers on the second dress are a bit much).