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43 Bold Body Armors

From Bikinis to DIY Suits, These Shields Will Protect You from All Dangers

— July 18, 2011 — Tech
Even though humans have moved beyond the medieval times, they still can't escape the awesomeness that is body armors. Sure, the old heavy clunkers of the past aren't particularly useful in modern times, but they're still visually stunning to look at, and that's exactly why the fashion industry constantly crafts body armor-inspired accessories and apparel.

Perhaps the most impressive of these body armors are the DIY recreations of the Iron Man suit, which is pretty much the ideal armor that any modern front-line soldier could ever want.

Implications - Consumers are fascinated by the visual aesthetic of body armor as it evokes sensations of becoming more than just a human. It's a symbolic union of what is possible when humans augment their bodies through technology. Corporations can utilize the connotations of body armor to their advantage by incorporating body armor imagery into advertising campaigns.
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Modern Medieval Sports
Modern Medieval Sports
Cole & Weber United Create and Epic Commercial for Washington's Lottery
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Protester Armor
Protester Armor
The C.O.P Suit Helps Protect You While You Stand For Your Cause
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Sympathetic Stormtroopers
Sympathetic Stormtroopers
Paul French Walks Across a Continent for Charity
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Fan-Made Comic Costumes
Fan-Made Comic Costumes
The Amazing DIY Iron Man Mark V Briefcase Suit is Brought to Life
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Electric Protection Garments
Electric Protection Garments
The Bodyguard Armor Sleeve Protects While Providing Mobility
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Diamond Body Armor
Diamond Body Armor
Daphne Guinness' 'Contra Mundum' Chain Mail Collaboration With Shaun Leane
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Leather Armor Jackets
Leather Armor Jackets
The Unique Caged Leather Jacket From the Martin Margiela Collection 0
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Social Armor Suits
Social Armor Suits
New Flesh Workshop's Party Armor Keeps You Sociable and Safe
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Armor-Inspired Jewelry
Armor-Inspired Jewelry
Byzantine Cubed Necklace by Chainmaille By MBOI
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Skimpy Bikini Protection Parodies
Skimpy Bikini Protection Parodies
‘Female Armor Sucks' Mocks Fantasy Genre Fanboys
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Robot Greek Goddesses
Robot Greek Goddesses
'The Rise of Discord' by Broton is Mechanical Version of Eris
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Intimidating Gamer Headgear
Intimidating Gamer Headgear
The Fallout 3 Replica Helmet is an Epic Gamer Craft
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Body Armor Fashion II
Body Armor Fashion II
Defender Hoodie
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Chanel Samurais
Chanel Samurais
Become Too Hip for the Field of Battle With Chanel Samurai Armor
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Cyborg Firefighter Armor
Cyborg Firefighter Armor
'PyroPack' Makes Firemen Look Like "RoboCop"
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Canine Ego Booster
Canine Ego Booster
Organic Pet Armour
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RoboCop Couture
RoboCop Couture
The Complex Magazine Zoe Saldana Shoot is an 'Avatar' Nerd's Wet Dream
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Battle-Ready Jewelry
Battle-Ready Jewelry
The Medieval Knight Armor Ring Protects Your Digits
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Badass Armored Sculptures
Badass Armored Sculptures
The Hedgehog of Death is Terrifyingly Badass
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Black Beaded Armory
Black Beaded Armory
The Gail Sorrando 'Murmur' Editorial Pays Tribute to Gothic Aesthetics
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$365,000 Halloween Costumes
$365,000 Halloween Costumes
Original Darth Vader Costume from 'Star Wars' Set to Sell in London
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DIY Iron Man Armor
DIY Iron Man Armor
Anthony Le Creates a Real-Life Iron Man Suit
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Gamer Armored Suits
Gamer Armored Suits
These Replicated Halo Costumes are Painstakingly Detailed
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Victorian Shoulder Pads
Victorian Shoulder Pads
The Rachel Freire Ruffle Bolero is a Classic and Bold Look
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Armored Housekeeping Ads
Armored Housekeeping Ads
This ICBL Campaign Demonstrates Domestic Hazards
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Disturbingly Real Action Figures
Disturbingly Real Action Figures
Tony Stark Iron Man Collectible
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Chain Mail Baubles
Chain Mail Baubles
The Fannie Schiavoni Jewelry Collection Will Protect You in a Jousting Duel
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Spiked Sweaters
Spiked Sweaters
Jakub Zelman and Louis Trainor Rock Hardware from Head to Toe in Deluxx Magazine
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Warrior Cats
Warrior Cats
Masterpiece Suits of Armor Designed for Fragile Felines
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Funky Armor Accessories
Funky Armor Accessories
Miss Wax Jewelry Lookbook is Filled with Pop Artsy Fun
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Body Armor Necklaces
Body Armor Necklaces
Julie Rubano Creates Oversize Statement Jewelry
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Fake Metal Bikinis
Fake Metal Bikinis
'Organic Armor' Bustier Sets
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Personalized Body Armor
Personalized Body Armor
Pitbull Armory Makes Heavy Metal Protection for Your Bff
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Faux Armor Masks
Faux Armor Masks
Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Menswear is McCrazy
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Self-Defense Gloves
Self-Defense Gloves
The Bodyguard by David Brown Will Help You Fight off Unwanted Attacks
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Armored Body Mods
Armored Body Mods
A Stunning Music Video for 'Doubt' by Delphic
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Lethal LEGO Body Armor
Lethal LEGO Body Armor
Lego Enthusiast Benny Culkin Creates Halo-Inspired Body Armor
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Sci-Fi Biker Gear
Sci-Fi Biker Gear
The Limited Edition His & Hers Tron Motorcycle Suits
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3D Printed Body Armor
3D Printed Body Armor
Iron Man 2 Suits Were Made with Hi-Tech 3D Printers
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Armored Underwear
Armored Underwear
Bunka Fashion College Shows the Best of Their Wild Wear
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Head Armor Accessories
Head Armor Accessories
Alexander McQueen's Extreme Warrior Masks Make You A Chic Tinman
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Soda Can Underwear
Soda Can Underwear
Trashy Lingerie
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Reptilian Metal Gowns
Reptilian Metal Gowns
Shiny Scales and Chainmaille Mesh in Dress by Fannie Schiavoni
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