An example to illustrate the point: 🙂

    For the record, Red Sonja was created by RE Howard as an austrian character. She was imported in the Marvel comics as an hyrkanian one in 1973 by Roy Thomas and by then, she was wearing a “normal” chainmail (story was the adaptation of Howar’s short story). However, the character worked (too) fine, and she was given her own serie in which she appeared wearing her now legendary scalemail bikini…


    That’s how such attires become standard issues..

    But she’s NOT an hyborian character, she shouldn’t be wearing that metallic nightmare, and Howard certainly never described her that way…
    (Original Character is from The Shadow of the Vulture, 1934, by R.E. Howard)