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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default What do ya call that armored skirt?

I want this character to have a decorative form of an armored skirt, kinda like a kilt or what ARC Troopers call a kama. Is there a basic name for that or is just an armored skirt?
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: What do ya call that armored skirt?

I don't know if there's an actual name for it... make up your own? Why does she have the decorative armored skirt? Her culture? Be creative. Sounds like a neat thing, though.

And when I saw "armored skirt" it made me think of, like... a chain-mail floor length skirt. Which would be so badass.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: What do ya call that armored skirt?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bases_(fashion)
Well there's this sort, which was called 'Bases'.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 05:42 PM   #4
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For plate mail, I think they were called tassets. For chain mail, I think they're generally just considered part of the hauberk.
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Default Re: What do ya call that armored skirt?

The most famous and probably earliest design for the sort of armoured skirt you're looking at was from the Roman Legion, it was called the cingulum and was basically an apron of studded leather strips. It gave protection to the groin during battle, and the jangling noise of the pendants that weighed the strips down helped to intimidate the enemy.

If you're looking for an all-over 360* cover chainmail skirt, that would have simply been a part of the hauberk, extended to below the groin and belted at the waist

Depending on the sort of story you're using this in, you can give it any name you wanted, eh?
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