I have been pouring through the comic books and the movies trying to figure out what basis upon which the predator armor is based. The movies use either a rubber/latex or cast armor pieces. Core observations of the armor itself indicates that it is milanese in origins. Milanese armor has one key defining trait: large curved pieces designed so as to create glancing blows when struck. This looks really close to the waist armor: LP200910 - Warrior Tasset Belt - $167.99 These look really close to the shin guards: Milanese Greaves - AB0065 from Dark Knight Armoury The feet in the comics are either barefoot, or sandals. The female adopted predator in the comics wears what appears to be sabotons. Something say like this: http://www.darkknightarmoury.com/p-371-leather-sabatons.aspx The bracers (arm guards) appears to be simple bracers with electronic overlays on top. As the species itself is tribal and hunter gatherer based with highly advanced weaponry. I am going on a limb and thinking that the armor they have is all a special kind of hide that is treated a specific way to give the performance that they need. That said I would also have to think that the species itself might hunt for fun, but they are not into wasting anything that can be used, and even the souvenirs that they have all have some functional use in their daily lives. The other question to ask, if the american indians kept their tribal structures intact completely undisturbed and destroyed and had todays advanced technology and access to electronic and casting/forging facilities, would they not look similar to the predators whose entire design is meant to scare and intimidate their humanoid foes and hide better from the unintelligent animal species? Does anyone else have any input or thoughts on the armor design?