Yay I'm doing an emotion series. What for? You'll see in 4 days...
and this was partially inspired by
's last challenge, which was to design a look based off an emotion
I'm using the 6 basic emotions that psychologist Ekman identified. He showed different facial expressions to different people across cultures, and found that the six universally recognized emotions were anger, sorrow, fear, surprise, happiness, and disgust, which is what this series will interpret in fashion form.
This look is sorrow (as you can read from the title), the theme for this one is mystic/mage. I often equate characters of a mysterious nature (like a mystic/mage) with sadness, it always seems like there's a part of their past that they're hiding, one that causes them sadness and pain, and those are often the most mysterious of characters. so, the styling of this look is heavily influenced by this sort of character design.
Details: i decided to have the gown feature an oversized hood that covers the majority of the face; the top is draped and asymmetrical; one sleeve is oversized and features ruching/gathering. the other side is exposed, and is actually done with a sort of chainmaille-esque texture (like armor!). The same sort of texture/detail is found on the panties (that's partially revealed...teehees, and the platform shoes); the skirt is sheer, that folds outwards from the end drape of the top.
Justification: in my experience, sadness is very overwhelming, it always penetrates deep into your whole body. people i know who have suffered from depression/like things always feel like they're "drowning" which i sort of wanted to convey through the large draping of the fabrics. When you're sad, you're often very exposed (hence the sheer teehees), and when you cry, the tears feel like they never end and are "flooding" (skirt silhouette). One last detail I wanted to incorporate is that when people are sad, they often try REALLY hard to be strong (when people ask "are you ok?" and the response is ALWAYS "im fine" despite the obvious flood of tears), so i incorporated that as the sort of "armor" theme throughout the look (not real armor obviously, that's the point; it's the likeness of this "strength" when it's not real)
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