This is Kings Landing the seat of power of Westeros from George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones created in Minecraft posted by Redditor pizzainacup. It took about 100 people a little over 4 months to create this, there are apparently 3000 unique buildings all with interiors. It can be accessed on www.westeroscraft.com.
It looks like they are planning on creating the entirety of Westeros and Essos, and are waiting on Minecraft’s Mod API so that they can release this as an open world RPG with quests and NPCs.
I saw the piece above entitled Pauldrons and Arm Braces by deviant artist vofffka and wondered to my self why there wasn’t a subculture of people who dressed up like knights? The concept of chivalry and honor are quite big in some geek sub circles, George RR Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones series is hitting it off big time both in the bookstore and on the small screen and it involves wearing armour!
Why is this not a thing? I’m not talking about LARP (Live Action Role Play) style costumes, dressing up in full plate would make day to day tasks completely impractical, I’m talking about incorporating things that look like armor into everyday outfits, a little like this Hoodie by Etsy seller SOFworks which was so successful it got the poor guys shop shut down…
We have Steam punk, that’s a thing that’s been a geek subculture for quite some time, arguably for some people it just involves wearing brown goth clothes and gluing on some gears, but it’s a vibrant subculture.
Likewise there is cyber punk, cyber goth, and hundreds of other subcultures consisting of people who want to for one reason or another dress like they come from another time period be it the past or the future, people even dress up as anthropomorphised animals and believe that that is their true form (Weirder still there are double furries who believe that they are animals dressed up as humans…)
Why don’t we have Steel Punk?
Like I said I’m not talking about people wearing full suits of armor, that’s impractical unless you are LARPing or Cosplaying.
They are all leather and maybe steel would be a little but less practical, but I still find it strange that there aren’t more people wondering about with bits of armor accentuating their outfits.
As I said actual metal would be preferable, and it’s not like modern fashion designers haven’t tried this like these costumes by designer Naty Chabanenko which are supposed to be android like but lets face it look like stylized armour: