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.
An outfit styling based on the kind of person i want to be and qualities i hope to grow in this season of my life. Serenity, gentleness...Peace with myself and the world around me. Remembering my own past, but not letting it be the main thing to shape me. Allowing myself to grow, but not being angry about where i am at. Loosely inspired by traditional Japanese style and ideals.