In the anime My Hero Academia, most people have a random ability like a physical enhancement, a bodily mutation, control of an element, etc.
Momo Yaoyorozu is a student who has the ability to create any non-living material if she knows the molecular make-up of it by converting the fat-cells in her body. Most of her fat cells are located in the front-torso area (the chest and belly) so she finds that it is easier/faster to create objects from there. This is her current hero costume, which doesn't seem very supportive or protective in the slightest.
I'm currently trying to think of a good future hero outfit for her for when she becomes a pro-hero, for a story I'm writing, but I'm cant think of anything that wouldn't sacrifice modesty over functionality.
An open back might work, but not for quick occasions. It would be awkward to try and grab larger items out of your back when you can't see and/or fighting someone in front of you. There would also be a slight delay, just like there is in her arms/legs. This would still be okay in many situations, but she also would need the ability to make something from her whole front in case of emergencies.
Zippers wouldn't really work because they might get stuck or pinch her skin if she's trying to fight in a hurry. And she'd need to zip it back up afterwards and her hands might be full of the object(s) she created.
She can also create new clothes to replace ones that she's ripped, but this uses energy and her body only has a limited number of fat cells. This would be too draining during long fights.
Any armor/costume ideas out there for decent protection, not flashing everyone, and allowing her to quickly make something using her whole torso?
Examples of items she's made:
- Full-sized cannon from full torso
- Shields from arms
- Reflective blanket from back
- Staffs from hands
- Bombs from belly
- Gas masks from chest