Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Every now and then, especially on a stormy weather like tonight, you'll be surprised on what you stumble upon over the web. While rummaging in the deepest archive of google photos about some research project, my search eventually led into something interesting. I found this fictional sexy illustrations of Red Sonja in fiery red hair and what seemed like a chainmail lingerie. The illustrations are awesome and sorta near from what I am researching about. I youtube-d Red Sonja if there were any full-length animation made about her but lo and behold, I found the 1985 movie with Brigitte Nielsen instead.  It's a fantasy movie from the '80s and since it's a pre-Peter Jackson fantasy film, my expectations aren't that high.I just wanted to see how they interpreted Red Sonja's costume but unfortunately, it's nothing close compared to the illustrated version. I just wished her hair is more red because she's RED Sonja (duh). All is not gone to waste, however. The opening scene is a visual fashion treat  with close references to Givenchy (studs), John Galliano (hair and helmets), and Alexander Mcqueen (Queen Gedren's first outfit). Queen Gedren has the best costume and check out her leggings metal details. If you wanna watch it, the full movie is in youtube. Nevermind the storyline and acting, just focus on the grand production and costume design. I also found out that there's a remake of this film on 2011 with Rose McGowan on the title role. 

Gold Gromet Crown

Gromet crown and Chaimail dress

More gromet headpieces

half hard breast plate/ half- chain mail

Queen Gedren and mask/crown

shoulder detail
intricate bodice detail

opulent back detail
studded helmet and body armor

Arnold's supertight leather leggings

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