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How can ungulate humanoids conceal their weird legs in public?

In my story, mythical humanoids secretly live amongst humanity in modern day, but not all of them are created equal when it comes to blending in with the human race. While individual humans do know ...
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Trying to figure out clothing material for floral humanoids

I don’t want my floral humanoids nude because they evolved past that. They wear clothes made out of plants but I can’t figure what type of plants they were. It’s either: Abnormally large petals from ...
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Mesothermic clothes? [closed]

I've been agonizing over this for a while now. In my world, there are a group of lizardmen called the Varal. They live in desert climates are mostly inspired by predatory lizards like Moniters & ...
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Can you make felt from fluffy bees?

The bees of my world have a thick coating of fluff. A portion of the fluff is made up of branched fibres, roughly resembling a spiny/prickly plant-shoot. Could these fibres, if they were the only ones ...
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What headwear could a triton wear?

The tritons are a species of aquatic animal with a rather unique appearance. Their head is human-like, apart from the following: They have equine ears, that are positioned at around eyebrow level ...
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Are Seashell Tops Viable Clothing For Mermaids?

Yes, I know the answer for this is "no, that's unrealistic and ridiculous," but magic in my world may just change that. You see, mermaids have the (super)natural ability to create and ...
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How Would A Velociraptor Wear Clothes?

Technically the name of this question is a bit of a misnomer, as I'm not talking about just Velociraptor mongoliensis, but any dromaeosaur (or dromaeosaur-shaped creature I suppose). How would, ...
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Why Would Adventurers and Mages Wear Impractical Clothing?

What Is The Problem? In this question, a woman from the modern age is brought into the medieval era, which is problematic because what we consider fashionable today is incredibly immodest. In my story,...
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Would a 'Brigambeson' be useful?

Would a brigandine-gambeson hybrid, which would be a gambeson with metal plates attached like in brigandine, be effective in protection, compared to other stuff that could be done with the same ...
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What POD Would I Need to Make the European "Flag Samurais" a Reality? [closed]

In honor of the much-delayed Tokyo Olympics, Japanese artists (I've never found their names) have drawn the flags of all the nations personified as anime warriors. For this question, let's focus on ...
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What would a mermaid wear during the winter?

I've been trying to create a world which mermaids are a part of. These mermaids have the ability to transform into an elf when out of water and dry. Technically, they are less mermaids turning elves ...
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Clothing for Fossorial People

The fossorial people are small humanoids. They have hair on their head, but it only grows to around shoulder length. They also have similar hair on their chest, hands, and feet. This hair can resist ...
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How would a gender non-conforming woman present in a society where clothing is largely unisex? [closed]

I have a character who's biologically female and identifies as such but I imagine her as quite masculine as well. Apart from having short hair and maybe binding her breasts, what else could signify ...
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Clothing With Magic In Mind

After reading this question, I started to think about how clothing would affect magic in my setting. Just like in Incognito's world, the basis of magical abilities, Enchantments, and spellcasting is ...
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How could this creature clothe itself?

The creature's body is mostly like a sea lion, with a few strange features: The head and neck are not in the usual place, but instead is in the middle of the back. The head is human-like, and the neck ...
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Can a dry suit exist for a furred creature?

Broadly speaking, a dry suit is a garment which restricts fluid exchange between the portion of the body covered and the outside environment. These work for humans because it is not unreasonably ...
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When building worlds and cultures, what clothing should civilizations use for more realism?

Could someone with textile knowledge share the wisdom and tell me what type of fiber for clothing different cultures should use or are best suited to use based on their climate and needs? I know jute, ...
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Best place on the body to store fragile potions

The adventurers in my classic fantasy world have access to all sorts of potions. Some, like health potions and their more expensive cousins like regeneration potions, can bring people back from being ...
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What is a plausible underground source of textile?

What could be found underground that would provide fibres that could be turned into textile? The source of the fibres should be found buried in soil, in temperate regions. It also should be something ...
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What historical groups have used fur and/or bone amor? [closed]

I'm building a world where the main characters' civilization is seen as warlike and aggressive by outsiders (although this is not necessarily accurate). When designing their clothing aesthetics, I was ...
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Bringing the Bikini Into Medieval Times [closed]

Okay, so this question is a follow-up to Just How Dangerous Would a Plopup Be? and covers the simple fact that the bikini didn't exist in the medieval period. However, the Plopup have managed to come ...
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How would people in Medieval times react to the clothes worn by a time traveler coming from the present day?

My heroine (accidentally) travels through time and finds herself in a medieval setting (a forest in e.g. 1100). The only things that time traveled with her, are her clothes. At first she gets lost in ...
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Why do lizardfolk wear clothing?

Especially when they don't have dangling private bits like humans do. This seems to be a thing with almost all depictions of humanoid lizard people, that and wristbands like in the photo below. Why is ...
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Why do demons need to wear clothes when they detest everything about us?

Humanity have been fighting the outcasts since ancient time, their ancestors whom had betrayed the gods and angels now dwells in the mortal realms feasting upon our flesh and blood turning the surface ...
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Pragmatic Plague Doctors Mask

Plague doctors are cool. There is no denying that fact. Their long robes hide their bodies from sight, flat hats which give them a professional look while the canes they carry to probe their patients ...
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How could a winged human hide very big wings [duplicate]

So I've seen a question similar to this one, but the wings were much shorter. I've got a character that's about 5ft tall and has wings from about his shoulders to his calves. Think avian-human hybrid (...
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The History of Werewolf Fashion, Part 1: the 2000s

What follows is the first in what will be a series of questions I'll be asking in the hopes of solving a problem I'm running into with one of the species in my story: the werewolf, and the particular ...
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If the Vikings grew horns, what would their helmets look like?

Imagine all the Scandinavians started sprouting horns, much like their stereotypical image, out of their heads. Now, how do they redesign their helmets to match a horned head? Note that your helmet ...
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How would mermaids protect themselves against electricity?

There are some underwater electric beasties, in the sea. And, in a fantasy world... nature is always worse. My thoughts and ponderances So, let's say the mermaids do have rubber, for simplicity. Great....
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What could cause a culture to cover up all their body openings? [closed]

I noticed that on the beach western people tend to cover their butt, genitals. But for some weird reason they leave a lot of other openings exposed. For example the belly button and the arm pits ...
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Cloaks and parkour

Cloaks keep you warm, protect you from the weather, act as camouflage if made right, and overall look cool. Parkour is allows rapid movement in urban and sometimes/maybe natural environments, and also ...
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Would reducing drag be a good reasons for bird people not to wear much besides a loincloth when in civil?

I feel that most of my non-human civilizations are somewhat samey. While I could justify it with the fact that they were all the creations of the same two white fixers, I thought I should emphasize ...
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How much did dresses cost in medieval times? [closed]

I´m writing a story based on medieval Europe and I was wondering how much money did dresses cost in medieval times?
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How would a snake-tailed being cover their cloaca?

How could a creature (such as a lamia) with a long 'tail' similar to the rear of a snake, cover its cloaca without the covering slipping off or being too uncomfortable for everyday use?
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What sort of clothing would futuristic dystopian society develop? [closed]

I am trying to hint at in a story I write that the story takes place in a dystopian society. To be more specific I am talking about a technological kind of dystopian society that would be subtly ...
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Lycanthropy & clothing

In a medieval fantasy setting, if you had to regularly deal with transforming into a beast that's taller, stronger, and that have a much larger build overall than your frail priestess body, what would ...
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What sort of materials could be used to make clothing in a swamp?

We have some characters living in a wetland biome (freshwater swamp, specifically) without access to trade from other areas. What kinds of options do they have when it comes to using the natural ...
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What Sorts of Utlity Masks / Designs could I Incorporate into these Character Designs / Concepts? [closed]

This has more to do with character design than worldbuilding, but the character designs themselves will influence the worldbuilding, so I think it counts????? I'm at the very early stages of creating ...
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Fighting In The Highest Of Heels (chopines)

Assuming a combatant who has trained for some years with these shoes and assuming weaponry in terms of a one handed sword or perhaps a spear or one of the shorter, lighter polearms, how plausible ...
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How could a Linnaean Siren cover its private parts?

The sirens are roughly human, but they have 2 fins in place of arms that connect to the sides of the chest, but not to the abdomen. The sirens also do not have pelves or legs, with the body ending at ...
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how well would a magical scale armor-strength cloak work as armor?

the cloak covers most of the body, usually down to a foot above the ground. it's stiff enough and built to sort of spread out as it gets lower at a constant rate, and underneath the cloak is the ...
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Would furred sophonts, especially children, need clothing/blankets?

I'm writing a story about furred¹ sophonts. (In this instance, humanoid, although I don't think that affects the answers.) What I want to know is, to what extent would they still "add layers" (either ...
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Clothes in a vegetarian society?

Two of the societies in my world are supposed to be vegetarian/vegan. Society 1 lives in a temperate climate, similar to central/eastern Europe. I've thought of cotton-like plants for clothing and ...
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Types of Shoes/Boots in a Medieval Fantasy Desert Culture

For a society that lives primarily in a deep desert environment, what would be the most practical and/or common type of footwear in terms of both style and material? The world is medieval-ish, but it'...
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What should my military’s combat-utility uniform be?

For some backstory, the United States Garrison is the new military of a post-apocalyptic US where modern civilization and every single country around the world fell due to zombies and a ravenous virus ...
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Could an insect-winged humanoid keep its private parts covered?

Could a fairy (which is like a 10cm tall human with an insect-like abdomen attached to the coccyx region of the hips, which expands and contracts to breathe like a human chest, and that also have ...
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What would beds, couches , doors and clothes look like if humans had prehensile tails? [duplicate]

So, let's say long ago, somewhere along the evolutionary process, homo sapiens got fully prehensile tails that can support their weight, of about 1,5 to 2 meters long. The tail is naked, about as ...
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How to make cloaks cut-proof

I need a reliable material to make cloaks really resistant to blade cuts but still vulnerable to impact and therefore able to be penetrated by thrusting attacks. Edit: the cloak being just a cloak ...
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Why would a future military field trench coats?

In many Sci-fi books, films and video games, the baddies need to have something that sets them apart from our strong jawed heroes. Typically in the form of a gas mask and trench coat (especially if ...
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Despite being invulnerable against ballistic projectiles, why does a wizard's robe still get wet during rain?

A battlemage practiced the art of close combat fighting, and could deal huge amounts of damage to his opponents at point blank range. He also had a special robe, which was enchanted by a powerful ...