I’m not sure if I’ve “outed” myself on the blog yet, but I am a massive geek. The kind who not only reads comic books and attends comic-cons but also dresses up like comic book characters.
I’m so geeky that I started planning my costumes for this year’s Dragon*Con six months in advance (hint: there will be at least one white wig involved).
But now I want to add a new costume to my arsenal. As problematic a character as Red Sonja is, I’ve always loved her and that little chainmail bikini. I know it’s utterly impractical battle attire, but that’s not the point.
Red Sonja owns that costume. She’s so badass, she doesn’t care that her most vital organs are vulnerable. And she knows that she’ll have plenty of time to eviscerate her opponents while they’re busy ogling her body. That’s pretty hot.
It’s not quite chainmail, but I definitely think I could embody a bit of that warrior spirit in this metal bikini. After all, lingerie doesn’t have to be practical all the time.
P.S. Has anyone heard any updates on that Red Sonja movie with Rose McGowan? I’m asking partly because I’m interested and partly because I wanted to post this picture. Yes, I’m being very bad, I know.