I love clothes. I love to play with clothes. I love to make a statement with clothes. And I love to dress up. Last year I moved to a new home so I had to pack up my entire wardrobe. I took the opportunity to weed out anything that wasn’t either indicative of a character or something I considered part of my own personal character design. This way, in theory, I can practice everyday cosplay every day.
Everyday cosplay is the simplest form of character inspired fashion. Here’s me in the style of Frozen‘s Anna:
I am not mimicking Anna’s outfits in the film, I am simply inspired by them. Today I am Allison Cameron of House:
Cameron is one of my absolute favourite characters in the history of television (that I’ve seen) and I love her youthful and girly style of dress. I’ve considered this a “Cameron” blouse as long as I’ve owned it. And this particular look has another layer: the thimble and the skull and crossbones on my shoes belong to Peter Pan’s Wendy.
If House is Peter Pan (which, he is) Cameron is Wendy. No, I haven’t forgotten Cuddy: Cuddy is clearly Captain Hook. And Wilson is Tinker Bell. Thirteen is Jane and everybody else is a Lost Boy. Obviously.