look at those pleats

Is it too late to draw Marco Albiero’s neon princess? No? Well that’s great because I made a crystal mural for her! When I first saw that reference sheet I wondered if she wasn’t supposed to appear in the comics, but now the more I look at her the more I see all the sailor moon influences that should have given me a hint ahah! I mean look at those sleeves, that skirt that looks more pleated than usual, those boots XD @teamlolirock has been so kind and patient to make a post about Beatrix after all the message they got, and I admire them for that, you’re really amazing sir

Originally posted by black-jackal-on-blog

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ARE YOU ANGRY AT YOUR PLEATED SKIRT BECAUSE IT’S SO WRINKLY NOT DEADLY SHARP?? WELL DON’T I HAVE A COOL BEANS SOLUTION FOR YOU.

  • START BY LAYING THAT SKIRT OUT WHATEVER YOU IRON ON WHETHER IT BE A IRONING BOARD OR NOT I DON’T CARE I’M NOT YOUR PARENT. I’M A TEENAGE LOSER. 
  • OKAY NOW GET YOUR SPRAY BOTTLE AND FILL WITH VINEGAR AND WATER (1:5 RATIO) AND SPRAY THOSE PLEATS DOWN. AND I MEAN LIKE SOAKING DOWN AND SHIT LIKE THAT. NOW
  • IRON THAT PIECE OF SOAKING SHIT DOWN. THE VINEGAR ’S GONNA CHEMICALLY CHANGE IT WITH THE HEAT SO THE PLEATS STAY NICE AND SHARP.
  • KEEP REPEATING ON ALL THE PLEATS AND YOU ARE DONE.

GOOD LUCK AND KEEP YOUR PLEATS SHARP.

(NOTE: DO NOT DO THIS TO A LOT FOR A SHITLOAD OF SKIRTS AT ONE TIME OKAY I HAVE A HEADACHE FROM BREATHING IN VINEGAR FUMES OR SOME SHIT DO NOT OR WELL-VENTILATED AREA PUNKS)

S02E18 - “Profit and Loss”

Net fashion in this episode: not a lot! If you can’t go broad, go deep…


I need a cloaking device and an ironing board

I like Natima’s dress. It’s futuristic without getting too weird, and it looks great on her. I think it’s all one piece, and the layered-look at the neckline and sleeves are sewn in.

I just have two issues with it: it’s jersey. AKA stretchy t-shirt fabric. Which means a) how in hell is that neckline staying in place without stretching? wire? and b) one wash and alllll those lovely pleats are going to look like spaghetti.


Trill spots got nothin’ on me

I believe this is the first time we’ve seen a Cardassian with exposed skin below the neck! The forehead divot is repeated on the sternum, and the scaley texture goes down into the cleavage. I… okay. Jersey would not be my choice if my body was ridgy.

(Note: this screencap is from halfway through the show or so, and the pleats are already starting to lose containment.)


These boots were made for REVOLUTION

Just a quick shot of Natima’s high-heeled ankle boots. As with everyone else in this universe, her shoes match her stockings match her dress. If I were on the run from an oppressive military regime, I *might* select shoes I could actually RUN in. They’re cute, though.


What ties up hair, alone or in pairs, and makes Cardassians frown?

Her hair looks amazing, especially considering it’s done with spooled wire and knitting needles. The first time she turned around on the stairs she almost whacked the shit out of Quark with it. Everyone knows it’s Slinky!


Are you pondering what I’m pondering?

We segue from Natima to her students (or “students”, I could never tell if that was meant to be the truth or a cover story), Hogue and Rekelen.

Rekelen’s dress is along the same style lines as Natima’s, with the pseudo-shrug layer (although hers might actually be a real shrug.) I can’t tell if the stretch-velvet sleeves are attached (in which case velvet + linen is kind of a weird fabric choice) or if they’re separate arm warmers (I have some purple ones like that).

Hogue seems to be in a suit made of torn crochet over more linen. A sign of solidarity with Bajor, maybe?


I think so, Brain, but you’re not actually *from* Nantucket

On closer inspection, Rekelen’s shrug is some kind of brocade or tone-on-tone embroidered satin. Making the combination that much weirder. It kinda works, though. Hogue’s torn crochet sleeves lead to a torso covered with some kind of knit apron without straps, like he’s auditioning for Iron Chef Bajor.


I’m joining the rebellion ‘cause I know it’s my chance
To socially advance instead of sewin’ some pants


We’ve seen this outfit on Garak before, but this is a nice shot of the structured design detail on the front.

In the background, Garak seems to be selling an I Ching suit.


To the revolution!

We close with a shot of everyone’s hemlines. Garak and Hogue have your basic slacks, although Hogue’s got some stompy Herman Munster looking shoes there. Quark’s got your classic Bajoran stretch-pants-tucked-in-ankle-boots look. Natima’s got a handkerchief hemline to show off those granny boots. Rekelen surprises me by having not a dress but a split tunic over leggings (velvet again; maybe what’s under there is an orange velvet unitard.) And what appear to be Nog’s funky boots from a few episodes back. We have a winner!


That’s it for now. May all your fashion endeavors be profitable!