Friday Favourites: fashionable characters
By Hodderscape Team
Posted on September 11, 2015 in Friday Favourites with tags
The fashion capitals of the world are descending into a frenzy, but you don’t have to travel beyond your bookshelf or television to find some excellent fashion.
Here are our favourite fashionable characters, tell us yours in the comments!
Glorificus from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I am a sucker for outfit descriptions. Tell me about the ribbons. Tell me how the leather feels. Tell me about the fabric-covered buttons. Call me shallow, but if a character I’m meant to think is a total bad ass is caught wearing a whimsical jumper or brown corduroy I am completely thrown.
When it comes to fashionable characters, there are definitely characters with looks I would sacrifice a family member for (Morrigan in The Wicked & The Divine comes to mind immediately), but they aren’t necessarily fashionable. They’re not interested in clothes. They wear the same (admittedly awesome) things day in and day out with an indifference us mere fleshbots can only dream of.
On the other hand, the radiant Glorifcus rules a hell dimension and still takes time out to worry about her outfits and put together ‘Sweaty-Naughty-Feelings-Causing’ outfits. As someone who owns an undisclosable number of asymmetric black dresses, I admire her commitment to A Look. That look is skimp, red and completely impractical.
Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games
I’m not sure this counts as well-dressed, but it’s certainly a look! There aren’t many people who could rock Capitol style so effortlessly, but Elizabeth Banks is pretty much a goddess. Whether it’s aiding a revolution or killing it with one-liners in Pitch Perfect, she doesn’t need an outrageous outfit to be a scene-stealer – but hey, it doesn’t hurt.
To escape a genre now stuffed with down-at-heel gumshoes wearing pizza-stained suits and scuffed trainers let’s return to the Golden Age immaculate clothes sense of Hercules Poirot, a man who won’t even answer the door in his shirt sleeves and whose moustache is always waxed to perfection. For a full analysis of the wardrobe we must turn to the experts at the Gentleman’s Gazette.
Gatsby from The Great Gatsby
My best-dressed character has to be Jay Gatsby, in either Leonardo Dicaprio or Robert Redform form. His style is impeccable and the suits are top-knotch. My particularly fashion highlight has to be Gatsby in an all-pink suit – I’m not sure who else could pull that off!
Daisy Buchanan has it right when she says: ‘You always look so cool.’