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The Importance of Character Appearances

So first of all Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all are having a wonderful day! 

And onto the importance of Character Appearances: 

     For some reason the apparel of my characters or any character that I read about or watch sticks out to me. I don’t know why. Maybe because clothes can tell a lot about a person. 

     Usually the first thing I do when I have a new character in mind I go on pinterest and pin, pin, and pin some more clothes that my characters would wear. 
    It helps me to get to know them better and get a feel for the world. The clothing of people shows their lifestyle, their personality, the world they live in, and especially the time. 
     My Star Times Trilogy (my latest creations) is set in a steampunk/medieval world and therefore Lindsi wears dresses but with bright colors and steampunkish accessories. 
    Whereas in the book I’m working on now for nanowrimo it is being set in more of a 1800s setting and so my main character, Victoria, wears those big puffy dresses with bustles and she likes to pile her hair high up on her head.

     There are a lot of factors to consider when coming up with your character's wardrobe. 
     Their personality. 
     What colors look best on them.
     What their personal preference would be. 
     What cast in society they live in. 
     And what time they live in. 

     This is what I came up for Lindsi: 

     She's spunky and doesn't really think about how she looks. Lindsi's got better more scientific things on her mind.  Her personal preference is bright colors that I think would look good with her blond hair and blue eyes. She lives in a castle and doesn't necessarily fit into a cast.  
    Plus she lives in an advanced medieval time. 
    Therefore she'd wear dresses or skirts. 

    Just something to think about as you try and get to know your characters more deeply. 

       What's your character's ideal look?


  1. Ok so sorry but my blogs kinda weird and sometimes puts posts at the wrong date. So, this post is for thanksgiving day. :):):)


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