Susan getting ready to shoot her bow in a scene from one of the Narnia movies. Not sure which one, though.
“An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a female warrior. Members of the samurai class in feudal Japan, they were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war.”
* While female samurai existed, from what I was able to track down about this photo it actually came from a set of photos taken of a Kubiki Theater troop at the time.
Nightingale armor created and modeled by the artist known as Beebichu over at Deviant Art. If you check out her page, she’s got a lot more images of the various armors she’s created for cosplay.