1. Welcome to the Fantasy Writing Forums. Register Now to join us.

Term for old timey cavewomen/jungle women animal skin bikini top

Discussion in 'World Building' started by thundermaker313, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. thundermaker313

    thundermaker313 New Member

    1
    0
    0
    Writing a 1950’s pulp sci-fi story. Think “Buck Rogers Meets the Amazon Warrior Women of Zenob-9”. Something that would be right at home in the pages of “Fantastic Story,” “Out of This World Adventures” or “Startling Stories”.

    What’s a good word for the animal skin bikini top that old timey cavewomen/jungle women wore?
    Examples:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Raquel Welch wore a fury bikini. Bikini top is too on the nose and fury bikini is just plain lazy. Blouse is more of a shirt. Tank top isn't right. Halter top makes me think of a co-ed doing jello shots. Bodice maybe? I don't know.

    Something that pulp writer in the 50's would use.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Queshire

    Queshire Auror

    1,207
    461
    83
    If you're going for that pulp feel then my vote's for bodice.
     
  3. LAG

    LAG Minstrel

    67
    87
    18
    yeah bodice is most retro. corset too victorian.

    Now, one can say Fur top (meh) Hide bra (meh) Pelt Blouse (wordy, soft) Pelt top (maybe?)
    Maybe a play on 'loincloth' = lion top

    Going through this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_bras

    stróphion, ascia, fasciola, taenia, mamillare, duduo, (reader-legible?) kanchuka (I like this one, very jungly)

    Guess, go with what your observing character would call it. I'd like kanchuka-clad amazons swinging through the tree tops as they hunt down six-legged ostropheres that graze on the yummy-yummy stalks of behemoth shrooms.

    If amazons have distinct language, mayhap they have distinct terminology for their attire.
     
  4. Insolent Lad

    Insolent Lad Maester

    613
    324
    63
    Though halter top certainly has undesirable connotations, simply 'halter' on its own would work for me. Or 'top' for that matter.
     
  5. pmmg

    pmmg Auror

    1,564
    905
    113
    Does it need to be in some type of primitive language? How about bosom cloth?
     
    LAG likes this.
  6. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Scribe

    45
    35
    18
    Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade- It's a Leopard Skin Bikini
     
    LAG likes this.
  7. ShadeZ

    ShadeZ Maester

    661
    270
    63
    Brazier. Leopard/animal hide brazier. Could also just be described as an amazonian warrior outfit or a cave woman outfit.
     
    LAG likes this.
  8. pmmg

    pmmg Auror

    1,564
    905
    113
    Hmmmm...ya know....I feel I am going to need more research into this area....
     
    ShadeZ and LAG like this.
  9. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Scribe

    45
    35
    18
    Call it a "leather choli"

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Patrick-Leigh

    Patrick-Leigh Sage

    287
    214
    43
    Braziers have been around in one form or another for millennia, so I would go with that.
     
  11. Toby Johnson

    Toby Johnson Minstrel

    92
    38
    18
    amazoness people, this is the name for what you are asking
     
Loading...

Share This Page