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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: Dorittos on Jan 10, 2013, 07:05 PM

Title: hood....
Post by: Dorittos on Jan 10, 2013, 07:05 PM
so i was looking at stuff on ebay and i found this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grey-Dance-Rave-Hood-Cosplay-Star-Assassins-Renaissance-Creed-Wars-Faire-/170950209949?pt=US_Childrens_Unisex_Clothing&hash=item27cd6d319d

my question is would this pass as part of a modern day mando?
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 10, 2013, 07:07 PM
Hoods are usually a controversial topic on the forums  :laugh: I mean, its acceptable but why would you need one when you have such a sweet helmet? Especially at that price, that's steep.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Hondo Karr on Jan 10, 2013, 07:10 PM
(http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/7400000/Abe-Simpson-walking-in-and-out-the-simpsons-7414427-320-240.gif)
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Cajun on Jan 10, 2013, 07:14 PM
most medieval hoods (try googling medieval archer hood) I came across are around $30, so $55 is a little more then what I would pay.

Hoods aren't really that controversial. Some things were taken out of context a little bit ago and caused some drama, but its all in the past now....
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Dorittos on Jan 10, 2013, 07:26 PM
the reason for one is yea i would have a awesome bucket but! i kinda think it adds a little bit of mystery if i ever have it on ya know? :) i was just curios when i came across it i am still planing noting is define yet
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Jaro on Jan 10, 2013, 08:14 PM
Here is my thought on the hood:

In Universe: What would the purpose be? To keep the rain off your head? The wind/sand/sun out of your eyes? That's what the helmet already does. If you want to go incognito: Take the helmet, and the rest of the armor off.

In real life: Same as in universe ideas, but add to it these things: Why would you want to cover up something you spent so much time and effort to look awesome? It's very possibly going to add a lot of heat, by reducing airflow.

As far as adding mystery: Your face is hidden inside of a helmet. You can't see in from the outside. What more mystery do you need?
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Jan 10, 2013, 09:02 PM
Here is my thought on the hood:

In Universe: What would the purpose be? To keep the rain off your head? The wind/sand/sun out of your eyes? That's what the helmet already does. If you want to go incognito: Take the helmet, and the rest of the armor off.

In real life: Same as in universe ideas, but add to it these things: Why would you want to cover up something you spent so much time and effort to look awesome? It's very possibly going to add a lot of heat, by reducing airflow.

As far as adding mystery: Your face is hidden inside of a helmet. You can't see in from the outside. What more mystery do you need?
This! You pretty much summed up my thoughts on the topic Jaro :D
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Ran on Jan 10, 2013, 09:14 PM
Please, let's not have another of those threads...
If he wants to have a hood, then let him.

I'd think that you could make a hood and weather it yourself for less than the price of what that's asking. Plus it'd be more fun. :)
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Jaro on Jan 10, 2013, 09:26 PM
Please, let's not have another of those threads...
If he wants to have a hood, then let him.

Actually the OP asked for an opinion. That's what these threads are for. You are right in the fact that he can wear one. I was giving him an argument for why he shouldn't
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Dorittos on Jan 10, 2013, 09:38 PM
okay all clear :P and yea i under stood where your coming from and your i guess i am just a hoodie kinda guy xD  hahahathanks for all the comments every one :)
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Pointoforigin on Jan 10, 2013, 09:48 PM
Keep in mind that for your application photos you'll have to have the hood (which is not required) off, to show the helmet, which IS required.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: OriKad on Jan 11, 2013, 07:55 AM
...
In Universe: What would the purpose be? To keep the rain off your head? The wind/sand/sun out of your eyes? That's what the helmet already does. If you want to go incognito: Take the helmet, and the rest of the armor off.
...

My wife's been writing historical fiction and thus has been doing a lot of research, which has turned up one good reason for a cloth covering:  Exactly the same reason the Templars, Turks, and Saracens used cloth wraps during the Crusades, so the sun doesn't turn a metal helm into an oven for your thinkybox.  There's your good in-universe reason.  Now, that wouldn't make sense unless the rest of the kit looked in place in a desert, so do with that what you will.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Jerek Darr on Jan 11, 2013, 08:29 AM
My wife's been writing historical fiction and thus has been doing a lot of research, which has turned up one good reason for a cloth covering:  Exactly the same reason the Templars, Turks, and Saracens used cloth wraps during the Crusades, so the sun doesn't turn a metal helm into an oven for your thinkybox.  There's your good in-universe reason.  Now, that wouldn't make sense unless the rest of the kit looked in place in a desert, so do with that what you will.

mando armor is enviromentally controlled,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Jaro on Jan 11, 2013, 08:53 AM
mando armor is enviromentally controlled,,,,,,,,,,,

^This.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Sh'Sou HolDa on Jan 11, 2013, 01:19 PM
Ill just leave this here.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=11927.msg174625#msg174625 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=11927.msg174625#msg174625)

I trust individual costumers can form their own opinion on what is right for their own kit and build accordingly.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Kelan Ord on Jan 11, 2013, 02:36 PM
my question is would this pass as part of a modern day mando?

To answer your initial question. Yes it could pass.

That is all.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jan 11, 2013, 03:52 PM
I've never been a big fan of hoods, but I have to say, if this is implemented properly and the raggedy theme is carried throughout the kit, this could look very,very cool. Though I think it would look best if it was left down.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Nico Fett on Jan 11, 2013, 03:57 PM
Still a pretty cool lookin' hood anyways :P
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Dral Buurenaar on Jan 11, 2013, 06:13 PM
Go for it! The same arguments against the hood could also be used against capes and there are many approved kits with capes. Add a bit more character with the hood and have fun!
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 11, 2013, 06:44 PM
I know Hydra's build is cool and all but.. My opinion remains the same, hoods have no place over a helmet. But yes, as long as you can be approved with it go for it, its your kit after all.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Dorittos on Jan 21, 2013, 02:43 AM
I've never been a big fan of hoods, but I have to say, if this is implemented properly and the raggedy theme is carried throughout the kit, this could look very,very cool. Though I think it would look best if it was left down.

i was planing on leaving it down its for cosmetic looks and for when ever my helmet is off :P  may be i should of said this earlier hahaha
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Cando Pax on Jan 21, 2013, 08:17 AM
Last time I was in a conversation like this I was senselessly banned for 24 hours, so I'm going to simply post my opinion and move on...

We"re costumers...we make what we feel is best for our build. If our Mando is a Mando who likes wearing a hood, then so be it. There are several things you can ask about hoods, and segeral answers you can give.

I see modern day soldiers wwearing ponchos that have hoods over their helmets. As stated before, it just adds character and may hold meaning. Why bother painting your armor, or wearing spikes or a loin cloth? Because it's artistic. Costume design and building is just that...it's a style and an art form. That's all.

But...don't use an Assassin's Creed Hood, you can do better :)
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Kelan Ord on Jan 21, 2013, 08:22 AM
Last time I was in a conversation like this I was senselessly banned for 24 hours, so I'm going to simply post my opinion and move on...

We"re costumers...we make what we feel is best for our build. If our Mando is a Mando who likes wearing a hood, then so be it. There are several things you can ask about hoods, and segeral answers you can give.

I see modern day soldiers wwearing ponchos that have hoods over their helmets. As stated before, it just adds character and may hold meaning. Why bother painting your armor, or wearing spikes or a loin cloth? Because it's artistic. Costume design and building is just that...it's a style and an art form. That's all.

But...don't use an Assassin's Creed Hood, you can do better :)

I'm not a fan of hoods... But this ^^ is the troof.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Dorittos on Jan 24, 2013, 04:35 PM
Last time I was in a conversation like this I was senselessly banned for 24 hours, so I'm going to simply post my opinion and move on...

We"re costumers...we make what we feel is best for our build. If our Mando is a Mando who likes wearing a hood, then so be it. There are several things you can ask about hoods, and segeral answers you can give.

I see modern day soldiers wwearing ponchos that have hoods over their helmets. As stated before, it just adds character and may hold meaning. Why bother painting your armor, or wearing spikes or a loin cloth? Because it's artistic. Costume design and building is just that...it's a style and an art form. That's all.


that is as Kelan ord said
I'm not a fan of hoods... But this ^^ is the troof.
But...don't use an Assassin's Creed Hood, you can do better :)


hahah i agree with what you say and i was not thinking of using it because it looks like assassin creed it just looks like it fits a desert area :D and my spec are desert colors
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Coreysnaps on Jan 24, 2013, 08:35 PM
My thoughts on the modern soldiers wearing hoods over helmets are simple.  Those uniforms do absolutely nothing to keep your neck warm or to keep rain water out of your collar.  Is it an in universe problem?  Probably not, but it sure seems practical to me in real life.  Plus, there has to be some reason Arabs started wearing coverings on their head and neck in their desert environment.  I say, if you want it, go for it.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Jaro on Jan 24, 2013, 08:44 PM
Really? Come on now... You can't compare RL soldiers wearing basically big hats and swelteringly hot uniforms, to Fantasy characters wearing completely environmentally controlled suits that can even help the person inside survive in the vacuum of space for short periods of time. I agree if you want to do it, do it. But call a spade a spade.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Kelan Ord on Jan 24, 2013, 09:22 PM
Someone PLEASE lock this thread.
Title: Re: hood....
Post by: Jaro on Jan 24, 2013, 09:24 PM
Yes please. This issue was asked and answered weks ago...