Chrisjen Avasarala outfit appreciation post. (Because there’s not enough love out there for it.)
Her wardrobe is one of the many fabulous things in this amazing show. The colour, the lusciousness, the variety.
Taken from Season 1, Episode 9: Critical Mass
What to say? This is definitely one of her more understated outfits if for no other reason than the primary component is a heavy black overcoat. But even then, there are those luxurious elements which are part of all her outfits. Take for example the jewels and gold detailing on the high collar and the cuffs. Then beneath the coat, hints of another sumptious outfit. Deep red with gold embroidery on the bottom of the skirt. (See last picture of her sitting for a closer view of the skirt.)
Very little of what she wears is practical - unless practicality demands an outfit convey power and wealth and seize attention. In which case, everything she wears is perfect for purpose.
Peacock Miraculous! My inspiration for this piece was simply “dress,” but you know what I struggled with? The same darn thing Marinette did; keeping it CASUAL. The rest of the line is casual, but the friggin’ Peacock didn’t wanna play along! I agonized over this, I tell you, until my sister-in-law made the suggestion to make the dress out of jersey knit, and I swear, it was like angels sang. But anyway, I absolutely ADORE high-low skirts, so it was a delight to use one here! You can’t really tell with it scanned the way it is, but the gold details on the mask, collar and bow were painted with a metallic gold, so they’re REALLY pretty and shiny. :D
Can you spot Marinette’s signature? ;)
Please do not repost. Do not remove my signature. Do not take
credit for all my hard work. This is traditionally drawn and painted,
folks, mistakes and all. I don’t do digital art, so this took way
longer than you might think.
Part 5! I am so glad you are all loving this series, because I am too! I have some great plans for it! If I didn’t make it clear enough (again), this dream takes place in the Italian Renaissance period, basically where masquerades were popular in italy. I didn’t put a lot of detail into it, I know, but I like the way it all turned out, and I hope you do too. Let me know what you think!