Faire Play: 3D-Printed Medieval Armour for Barbie

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Fri, Mar 21st, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Jim Rodda, of S33J fame, has launched this interesting Kickstarter project: a Barbie-compatible 3D-printed medieval armor.

It's important to note that I'm not now and never have been associated with Mattel, undisputed masters of Barbie and all her associated trademarks. I'm just some dude cranking out 3d models in his basement.

Barbie has had many occupations over her long and storied career. Astronaut, veterinarian, pinup, and princess more times than I can count. She has not, to my knowledge, cosplayed as Brienne of Tarth until now.

The field plate armor depicted in the photos and video above is a nice-enough prototype, good enough for patrolling the battlements at Stonemist Castle. But wearing it to a meeting of the Kingsguard? To the Council of Elrond? To prom? Honestly.

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