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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? [closed]

Could a fairy, which has an insect-like abdomen which expands and contracts to breathe like a human chest and insect-like wings which attach to the entire length of the thoracic spine, cover its ...
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What kind of materials can micro humans harvest for survival? [closed]

I am currently working on a comicbook where humans ended up in another universe where they are smaller than ants. They're society has been living inside of a wall in a rural medieval home of a ...
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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 can deal huge damage to the opponent at point blank range, the robe is usually enchanted by powerful spell to parry all ballistic ...
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How can my vampires hide in public?

So, my vampires are somewhat different. Here's a short summary, though it might be a lot to take in: Vampires are created from humans by malfunctioning robotic headcrab masks. Vampires' original ...
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What do fairies wear and how can they evade detection by our cameras?

Set in the modern day; fairies are tennis ball sized humanoids with wings residing within the dense rainforest throughout the world. Local human populations consider them to be guardians protecting ...
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How would clothes be created for an easy put on/take out in the middle of combat?

There is a magic that allows a certain percentage of the population to create a twin of themselves instantly, a clone that is aware of itself and is equal in all aspects to the original, which makes ...
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Why wouldn't dragon-hide make me fire-resistant?

There are two types of dragons in the world today. Smaugs are bat-like lizards that can grow up to 30 feet, with a pair of arms and legs. They also sport a pair of large wings that allow them to fly. ...
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What type of clothing could be made naturally in England?

My story takes place in England about 1000 years from now, and due to the circumstances there is no modern technology. (Modern as in after the 1800s.) So of course there are materials and plants that ...
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Footwear for cat-people

What kind of footwear would be worn by a race of anthropomorphic cats in a fantasy setting? They live as a roughly medieval society in a temperate climate, and their feet have the same shape as cat ...
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Three piece suit in Medieval Fantasy Fiction

How would you describe the clothing of a merchant banker in a world similar to 15th century Florence? Assuming a "three piece suit" won't cut it.
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Can I hide one of my siamese twins heads in public? [closed]

The Siamese twin character is actually a product of a mad scientist sewing two halves of separate female bodies together and keeping both heads. Their body will essentially look like one body apart ...
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Wearing vs Growing Clothes

The Elves in my world are plant-like in nature and have the ability to morph and change their skin and body structure as they desire. As a result, Elves can essentially grow their own clothes, by ...
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Low-magic medieval fantasy clothes that allow the wearer to grow?

In my novel, one of the characters has a mutation that allows him to shapeshift into a larger and more powerful form (like the hulk but less intense). How could his clothes be modified so that he ...
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What clothes would flying-people wear?

If there were people with wings, who didn't want to be naked all the time, what clothing could they wear, without it interfering with their flying? Note: I am assuming arm-wings, like birds, but you ...
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In a Sims like reality, How would a jailer get young men to wear a sarong and undershirts for nightwear? [duplicate]

I am sorry if this sounds repetitive but I asked the precursor of this question here What could be reasoning of male prison in VR world to only allow undershirt and sarong as nightwear to male ...
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What could be reasoning of male prison in VR world to only allow undershirt and sarong as nightwear to male prisoners

I want to allow one of the prisons in VR to allow only sarong and undershirts as nightwear. What reasons could one provide?
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Wizard clothing for warm weather [closed]

Wizards in fantasy worlds are very often portrayed in thick robes and hats (and of course long beards and hair for the men). These don't seem very practical for summers or any kind of hot weather (...
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Logical justification to wear black leather in the Post-Apot

So, let’s say we have a character like this: Living in a place like this: In many post-apocalyptic media, leather jackets and blue jeans are the main form of attire for characters, even ones living ...
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Hygienic footwear for prehensile feet?

Prehensile hands have the advantage of not having to constantly touch anything they don't have to - with the exception of things like doorknobs. Feet don't have that luxury, and so in a sense will ...
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What would prevent living skin from being a good conductor for magic?

Various forms of magic exist, and they are used in different ways for different effects. One involves scribing runes onto an object to provide it with magical properties. This allows for enhancement ...
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Practical body armor for a female who can create objects from her body

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 ...
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Any examples of headwear for races with animal ears?

So, considering the structure of the head and ears for creatures like cats, dogs, and bears, if one were to make a race with those types of ears (The stereotype cat person, essentially) I am curious ...
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Would it be possible to create a spandex looking suit that at the same time offers physical protection?

I'd like to know if such a material would be, at least, theoretically possible nowadays, if we somehow were to be able to have enough material of whichever one we wished for and the theoretical ...
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What kind of footwear is suitable for walking in micro gravity environment?

Set in the near future, the interior of the spaceship is coated with thin layers of Teflon approximately 10mm average thickness on top of titanium alloy which in case you are wondering it is weakly ...
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Leaf-based clothing: Practical? Historical? Fictional?

Plant-based clothing comes in a variety of forms, both stereotypically and historically: grass skirts, barkcloth, et cetera. But one form I have only ever seen in fiction is clothing made from ...
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Full plate - ways to make individual suits look more distinct

So I have a fairly large empire led by knights, and there are a lot of different households with their own proud histories and strong personal identities. As a natural consequence of this, a culture ...
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Most effective Faraday-Cage hat design to avoid government spying

A tin foil hat is a hat made from one or more sheets of aluminium foil, or a piece of conventional headgear lined with foil, worn in the belief or hope that it shields the brain from threats such ...
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Practical (and Impractical) Clothing Styles For Microgravity

What might clothing designed to be worn, long-term, in microgravity look like? For the purpose of this question there are two categories. Practical, or everyday wear, and impractical or simply fancy ...
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Could you do acrobatics and long-distance running in an ankle-length dress?

So this should probably belong on clothes.stackexchange.com, if there were such a thing, but here I am with a question that I hope is not too complicated or specific for this site. My situation: I've ...
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Apparel for a time traveler [closed]

Some context: You are traveling to somewhere temperate (55-85 Fahrenheit )in the past, at some random time, post 1000 BC, pre 1800 AD.You do not know where, save that it is in Europe, or a similar ...
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Autumn/winter clothing for winged humanoids who try to stay out of sight

I looked for answers, but didn't see any solid answers for this particular question. Unlike the other questions my winged humanoids can have their wings disappear so they can pass for human, then have ...
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Would wearing clothes over fur be uncomfortable?

Wearing headwear over hair isn't very pleasant when hair is relatively short. Does this hold for fur? In case of humanoid creatures covered with short (up to 5mm) fur, like cats or dogs have, would ...
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Fashion and Wings [closed]

I have a race of angel-like winged humanoids, hereafter referred to as Avians. They are essentially humans with hollow bones and a single pair of large, feathered wings attached near their shoulders. ...
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Centaur Accessories

What kind of bags and jewellery could be worn on the horse part of a centaur? Keep in mind that their clothing is similar in style to horse barding and the centaurs need to be able to put them on ...
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Surface Clothing for Merfolk

Underwater, merfolk see no need for clothing. It just slows them down, and the material that they need for it is expensive and hard to get. On the surface, however, the humanoids find their nudity ...
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People bounce on their butts. What would they wear? [closed]

Followers of one religion bounce on their butts with legs crossed. What would they need to wear on their legs to make that comfortable? Their scripture contrasts three gifts that will end (prophecy, ...
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Good approximative function to extrapolate weight of scaled clothing

Motivation The Square-Cube law is usually cited where questions of scale arise. Actually applying it to real-world objects quickly shows that it is completely unusable to approximate weight ...
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Indestructible silk: good armor?

I've been playing with different conceptualizations and types of armor for historical settings, especially armor with magic enchantments or made from weird materials. I was stuck thinking about ...
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What's the most effective clothing in a pre-industrial world of aggressive plant (and animal) life?

I'm building a highly verdant, "garden" world where fruit and vegetation grow so easily and naturally that they can be easily picked in passing by the relatively small human population. So, imagine an ...
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Can Seal And Whale Skin Be used to Make Leather?

I have a culture, superficially similar to the Inuit cultures, that lives on numerous small islands far to the north. Many of these islands are devoid of deer or other large mammals and on a number of ...
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Dresses for swordplay?

I've tried to write up a few new styles of swordsmanship for a story I've been planning. I've got a lot of mileage from different sword types and techniques, but have one idea that I can't find any ...
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Logical reason why dystopian government controls what people wear?

It’s the year 2018, and you live in the good ol’ North American landmass. The fascist landmass. By this year, the dystopian N.A.F party controls all of the landmass and secret police prowl the streets ...
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Could mermaids feasibly make clothing out of natural rubber?

In a world I'm currently developing, I'm working on a merpeople equivalent (more or less physically identical to your bogstandard mermaids, for the purposes of this question), and I want them to wear ...
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Wading through high-inertia particulates: how could pre-modern technology best approximate a protective, slick, waterproof suit?

In the supernatural plane of existence known as The Exhibition, time appears frozen - nothing is moving, falling objects are suspended motionless, the works. In addition to this, while outside ...
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What pockets should Spider-man use?

Before we get into the question, I'd just like to say that this isn't specifically for Spider-man, but more of a general "character who moves around a lot and finds themselves upside-down quite often"....
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Why would female superheroes wear tight, revealing costumes?

So, as you know, superheroes and heroines have been popular for many decades. All superheroes wear some form of colorful spandex, but it seems like female superhero costumes are a little more…...