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Would stone scrapers be good enough to harvest bark?

My species is primitive and they use Stone Age level technology. They wear clothes made out of harvested bark. I know the process of harvesting bark but I don't know if stone scrapers would be good ...
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Clothing preference and Skin type of race which can absorb heat energy via skin?

My alien race is able to absorb energy via the skin, like plants using sunlight for photosynthesis. The race eats a lot of food, like humans, But they need this absorbed energy for their proper inner ...
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Elephant gloves?

Humans wear gloves to protect our hands from dangerous or just unpleasant substances, in exchange for some decrease in sensitivity (and sometimes also dexterity, depending on how thick the gloves are)....
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How would school uniforms be designed? [closed]

In my fantasy world, there are academies where young people are taught the ways of magic, the first one during the early-late medieval period. Due to some of its origin, this one is also the first to ...
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Clothing against the wind

My people live in a tidally locked planet with very strong winds from the night side to the day side. Normally these winds are 50-70 km/h (around 30-45 mph) but they can easily reach 100-120 km/h (...
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How would a race of people that destroyed everything they touched wear clothes? [closed]

I have created a race of naturally mutated humans called the Homo Tenibris that destroy everything they touch(with any part of their body). The speed at which the object is destroyed is dependent on ...
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Could Lizardfolk Wear Corsets?

Corsets are a useful piece of clothing. While they can be used to shape the body, they can also serve the purpose of supporting other clothing While the shaping functionality is not useful to avians, ...
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How do I design clothing for nomads?

I'm working on creating a pre-industrial culture of tundra-nomads that herd large, yak-like beasts with large bodies and thick wool, but I'm having trouble figuring out what their clothing would look ...
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Why would animal people wear clothes?

In my world, there are anthromorphic animal people, similar to the ones in Skyrim. There are many types, so I will just call them all this. Due to them having fur, most specifically the cat people and ...
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Why do witches don black "traffic cone" on their heads? [closed]

Witches practice a form of sorcery unlike magic, in fact they work with curses all the time. A curse is more difficult to lift, usually a witch must undergo years of training in dark culinary arts ...
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Would Birds Wear Corsets?

Corsets are a type of clothing which are typically worn to support and shape the waist and torso. While this makes sense for soft-bellied mammals, the benefits to other classes are hard to figure ...
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Hairstyles for long-haired astronauts

In modern-day spaceflight, most astronauts with long hair simply bundle up their hair to keep things in order in zero-g, or to ensure easy helmet operation during spacewalks. However, fast forward a ...
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Could these humanoids properly clothe themselves?

The humanoids are quite uniquely shaped: They have a single leg in the middle of their pelvis, which is flexible like a snake or tentacle. They are also facultative unipeds; they can move either on ...
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Could Centaurs wear Dresses?

The centaur externally appears very human-like. Their forelegs are fully humanoid, with human feet. They also have human-like hips to support the forelegs. The horse body is similarly sized to the ...
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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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