This week, take a look at armor from the later Han dynasty from Hu Jingming‘s (琥璟明) weibo. In dramas, we seem to get a lot of variety in terms of armor but it brings up the question of what is really correct for each era. Hopefully, this post will help with some of these questions and may hold some relevance to currently airing drama God of War.
More pictures below the cut.
Hanfu groups seem to work together so I apologize ahead of time in case there are any repeats. Also, please understand that sorting Hanfu by era can be hard due to similar styles carrying over into different eras, lack of historical evidence or knowledge, and various other factors.
The following are some links that may help you get some background information. Please let us know in the comment section if there are any other sites you may be able to recommend for more pictures.
General Chinese Clothing Timeline
Hanfu: General Information, Hanfu List
I think there should be some feathers on the hemet, otherwise it does not look balanced. It appears he is using 画说中国历代甲胄 reference as his guide, which is nice, as he is turning illustrations into reality.
This is a page from the book, note the armor is exactly the same, but the illustration as feathers on the helmet.
Oh wow. Thanks for the reference. This is really helpful. :)