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Female Armor BINGO ver. 1.1 (dowloadable PDF) by OzzieScribbler
Female Armor Rhetoric BINGO (PDF) by OzzieScribbler

Mature Content

How Do I Armor #4: Gender Signifiers by wincenworks
Girls and Videogames by IreneMartini
Dashed hopes by MeMyMine

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And you call this an Orc! by Shabazik
Impractical Armor by leonwoon
MMO Logic by RandoWis
Sexy Male Armor
ACE THIEF by guild-snail
Flaky Gene Meme by falingard
Magic Meat March by SourShockX

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Fanservice CG by SourShockX
Positive Female Armor
Genesis of a Godkiller by christoskarapanos
Melyc'ina Dha'vhipir by Inkary
Lioness by L3monJuic3
Grace Campbell by Aryksa
Resources + References
How Do I Armor #5: Glass Cannons by wincenworks

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How Do I Armor #4: Gender Signifiers by wincenworks
Spartan helmet by maxturbochel
Tips for Armor and Leather Depth by KataabaIzuua
General Commentary
Female Armor Bingo starring my MK OCs by Simony17y
Viking Shieldmaidens: Fantasy vs Historical by Gambargin
Warrior Fixes by StarWarrior72
Fantasy Armour Expectations by mandalorianjedi
Female Armor Bingo CONTEST
BDABbig by Wormwoodworms

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Armor Bingo by noelle-chan
Break The Bingo by FlavorSavior
Why Protection Anyway? (Break The Bingo Contest) by HystericalMellotron


Bikini Armor Sucks by oshirottingham:thumb166907516:


:icontrue-amazons: True-Amazons Inspirationally strong women :iconfightin-females: Fightin-Females Non-sexualized Women of Fantasy

After much deliberation (and coming to a conclusion that a 5-day judging deadline that intersects with our holiday season wasn’t a wise idea), BABD is proud to present winners of the Break the Bingo design contest!.

But first, let’s give  shout-out to those of fans who started working on their designs, but didn’t end up officially submitting them, particularly the artists who tagged us in their WIP posts. Those drawings, even when unfinished, were pretty great!

We’re amazed by the ultimate turn-out. A lot of contestants put extra effort into their entries, by doing things things like:

  • putting them into a form of a comic/concept art pitch/fake advertisement
  • using eschergirls poses
  • referencing the rhetoric bingo 
  • kicking up the art quality a notch

It’s a bit scary just how close to the industry standards lots of you guys came!Some of the designs look like lifted straight-up from a video game or comic book studio!

Each and every submission is appreciated and we’re sorry we could reward only a select few of them, ones that we found to be the most creative in their use of the Female Armor Bingo tropes. And those are… 

First prize:


by loloraturasopranerd

The plexi-boobplate is very clever! Nice way to score “Covers only nipples and genitals” while technically giving her a chest piece :D
Also best luck to Tom in his never-ending quest of finding the sexy male armorsuitable for his empowered body. ~Ozzie

Legitimate depiction of how heavy armor works in video games. - wincenworks

Second prize:

Armor Bingo by noelle-chan
Armor Bingo by noelle-chan / noelle-chan [x]

Her main “covering” is mostly mesh/chain mail thing. It’s sorta lingerie stocking AND boob sock armor. What I think is most innovative about this design is the boob holes in her boobplate. The girls can swing free and unencumbered while in action. Great for badass empowered female warriors.

Accurate representation of shoulder plates and fantasy high heels! - wincenworks 

Chainmail boobsocks encased in what seems like a boobplate frame… possibly the most painful-looking chest piece in the contest. That + super impossible heels + pointy bits that will stab her whenever she moves = another winner! ~Ozzie

Third prize:

Break the Bingo - Contest Entry by zokwani
Break the Bingo - Contest Entry by zokwani naindzardin [x]

Extra points for showing accurate understanding of how bikini armor artists think how physics work. - wincenworks

Personally I think the original version of this chest piece fitted the definition of “boobplate” a bit better, but both versions are very well designed and look as uncomfortable as expected from a bingo winner! ~Ozzie

Bonus prize:

Thanks to lokificent’s generous prize donation, we were able to choose the fourth winner! And that artist is…

Break the Bingo Contest - Foxtrot by Edasypogon
Break the Bingo Contest - Foxtrot by Edasypogon edasypogon

Designing ‘armour’ that would score all 25 squares and the bonus points was equal parts interesting challenge and vicarious thrill. I had to constantly resist the urge to make things less ridiculous. The pinnacle (or nadir, depending on how you look at it) of this exercise was the Echo variant ‘breastplate’; it’s practically a bingo in its own right

Particularly accurate with sci-fi’s tendency to put bits of metal and lights in random places. - wincenworks

I’m getting an impression that more thought was put in designing those modular nipple pieces alone than in many complete outfits we bingo’d before. ~Ozzie

The prizes:

As established above, there are four rewards to choose from:


To collect their prizes, the winners should contact us at bikiniarmorbattledamagevia askbox/fanmail or at BikiniArmorBeDamned via private message and the first three of them should specify what is their preferred reward.
First prize winner gets whatever they choose, then the second and then the third one pick from the remaining poll. Bonus winner gets whatever is left for them.

All the other contest entries + further commentary can be viewed in this post on tumblr, all the deviantArt-based entries available in the contest's gallery.
Break the Bingo contest entry by MeMyMine Female Armor Bingo Helena by Jinksa<da:thumb id="520330994"/> Gesamtbild by mungomatic
A Load of Carp - BABD Bingo Contest Entry by AnkeLive BABD - Ridiculous armor contest by Lucyann-san Why Protection Anyway? (Break The Bingo Contest) by HystericalMellotron Break The Bingo by FlavorSavior BDABbig by Wormwoodworms

Again, big thanks to all who contributed and congratulations to the winners!


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Collecting artwork and commentary against skimpy female "armor" in media.

Official group of the Bikini Armor Battle Damage tumblr blog.
Founded 6 Years ago
Feb 13, 2015


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ares12 Featured By Owner May 29, 2021  Hobbyist Writer
Pardon me for being nosey, but I keep trying to submit this to your gallery and it keeps expiring:
RPG profile, Princess of Dannebrog by ares12
angleman1234 Featured By Owner May 22, 2020
Is it me or are you taking this way too seriously?
Instead of saying "sexy fantasy amor bad" how about you give an actual argument on what the whole thing is bad. I you do realize alot of these things you're pointing to are fantasy right?
BTIsaac Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2020
The "arguments" are tired and ridiculous, and more and more people are starting to make fun of the relentless whining of people hating on bikini armor. I think people are finally having enough of it. And with Anita completely ruining what little credibility she had left with her Mandalorian hot take, to the point where even mainstream youtubers like Shadiversity are making fun of her, it looks like the age of people complaining about "boob-armor" is finally coming to an end. Good riddance.
FireOphan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2020
Note to self: When designing armor for women (or men, for that matter), don't have BABD nor their supporters be the ones to deliver the criticism.
Articuno32 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm SOOOO glad that this exists! I really don't like seeing women wearing next to nothing!
I'm a girl myself who is easily disgusted by people wearing next to nothing, especially in battle.

Also, bikini armour CAN kill you, IN REAL LIFE:…
soulstar999 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018
Hi there?
Just wondering ... is this group still active or in hiatus (like dormant) or perhaps even dead?
Last journal looks like April 2015, a while ago now.
Have a great day and bye for now.
Peppypony Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I wanna know too since I really enjoy their Tumblr blog.
FerrousFarron Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally don't see anything wrong with "bikini armor" and I'm a girl, lol. It's fiction. I like both realistic and unrealistic armor. 
Peppypony Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't care on whether the outfits are realistic or not (I mean it's if Fantasy then that would make sense). I just want gender equality when to comes to outfits. Whether that means everyone regardless of gender wearing skimpy outfits or not AGAIN I don't really care.
angleman1234 Featured By Owner May 22, 2020
Lol you know conan and other sword and sorcery characters dont wear any armor. They fight half naked because they're barbaric protagonists
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