Bad-ass woman warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween

Lady Warrior Full Armor from Iron Woods Shop

I was thinking about the upcoming summer festival season, convention season, Renaissance faires, and of course, it's never to early to plan your Halloween costume. And it dawned on me: this past year has been ALL about the woman warrior. From the Dora Milaje in Black Panther to Wonder Woman to Captain Phasma to Tessa Thompson's epic Valkyrie, bad-ass women in armor are where it's at.

So I went a-hunting for some not-too-revealing, super kick-ass woman warrior costumes and armor for all your LARPing, convention, Ren faire, cosplay, or sexy role play needs. Here are some of the best I found…

Black Panther's Dora Milaje costume

Bad-ass woman warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Dora Milaje costume from Costume Era

Or for a cosplay-lite look:

Bad-ass woman warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Dora Milaje Fitted Tank from Sugar Lump Creations – also check out these leggings!
Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Black Panther-inspired necklace from PunkADermy

Wonder Woman costumes

Bad-ass woman warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Warrior Wonder Woman Costume from delphina123
Bad-ass woman warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Hippolyta costume from
Butaphoria Studio

Vikings & Valkyrie costumes

Bad-ass woman warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Vikings Armor from Bard Jester
Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
ShieldMaiden Armour from Bard Jester
Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Thor Ragnarok Valkyrie Costume from Chloe Keef
Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Norse Armor from Ascuas Negras

Xena Warrior Princess costumes

Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Xena Warrior Princess Costume from SiQ Clothing
Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Dark Xena Warrior Princess Cosplay from Valkyrie Cosplay

Medieval-inspired armor

Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Lady Warrior armor from Armstreet
Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Leather armor with corset from Muarta
Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
"Archeress" outfit from ArmStreet

Straight-up fantasy costumes

Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Dragon warrior outfit from Maskarada Masks
Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
"Hella" armor/corset from Agarthis
Bad-ass female warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
Warrior Dark Elf Armor from Iron Woods Shop

  1. …and to think that when I was but a wee lass, the only girls' costumes in the Sears Wish Book were:

    Nurse
    Bride/Miss America
    Cheerleader/Majorette
    Ballerina/Fairy

    (eyeroll)

    I would have killed for some of these Badass Babes costumes.

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  2. Don't limit it to costumes! There was some beautiful armor inspired fashion at the MET Gala. While couture chainmail may be out of most people's price range, there are some affordable options inspired by the look. Pair them with some leather bracers or shoulder pieces and you can be as amazing as Zendaya.

    https://www.dollskill.com/?search=chainmail&page=1

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