Whether it’s for Halloween, Disney-bounding on vacation, or just for the fun of putting together an outfit that’s inspired by a favorite movie, TV, video game, or book character–I think we all enjoy getting into somebody else’s shoes every once in a while. This post will be looking not only at how to get the aesthetics right, but also at how to use character traits and storyline for inspiration, so we can get to the heart of the character we are portraying. So, here are 8 aspects of costume and character design to consider before creating your character-based outfit:
It was so enjoyable reading all of your answers on the color psychology questionnaire! I'm excited to share with you the results, as well as further color psychology research to complement our study (just a little)! Some were surprising (Could orange be peaceful?; Could yellow be boring?), and others were pretty by-the-book, universally relatable (Red is passionate; Blue ranks as the top liked color; Gray is reminiscent of cloudy skies and seasonal depression).
Many people have spoken on this topic, and i will do my best to compile the best and most applicable research i can find. But, especially because written knowledge on this topic is so saturated, and can be very opinionated because of personal and cultural differences, i don't want to begin with simply passing on information. To me, it matters more that this is a discovery process for each of us...How do we as individuals perceive each color? How do they make you feel? Live data is so much more fun and personal! It will help me to create more relatable posts for you.
Can truth be thought of as a rainbow of various ideas? The following writing is a short essay i wrote in a college class that illustrates the complexities of truth using color as an analogy. My hope is that as we explore our own ideas about fashion and color, we will see and value the beautiful subjective truth in each other's opinions. While also maybe finding deeper, universally shared truths that we can apply to how we wear what we wear.
If you’re anything like me, then confidence probably isn’t something that comes naturally, and is something that is constantly holding you back from doing certain things, speaking to certain people or taking certain opportunities. Low confidence becomes a burden that just seems to get in the way of everything I do, and constantly holds me back from seizing the moment, or allowing my voice to be heard.
I’ve been struggling with confidence issues for the last nine years or so – ( yes, funny enough I wasn’t always such a quiet and shy person) and I can honestly say that it has impacted every aspect of my life.
What some people don’t know, is that low confidence can also ( In my case at least) affect how you see yourself, which then translates into how you treat yourself. I always thought that I deserved to be overlooked, or that my…
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Story Behind the Cloth has been moved over to storybehindthecloth.com All new blog posts will be on there. This WordPress.com blog will be used only for announcements and Polyvore sets. I think honesty is important. 2016 was a rough year for me emotionally. Not because of outside influences (it was a beautiful year, full of educational … Continue reading I’ll Be Honest
I believe fashion is a form of storytelling.... Delving into that idea is the core purpose in starting this blog... What you wear tells people who you are and what you love--It tells a story. It's personal and you bring it with you wherever you go. What if we could make our clothes declare, with even greater strength, the truth of who we are? What if our outfits could be a catalyst for conversations about the things we're passionate about? The plan is to explore the depths of these ideas....