If you’re like me, your closet is a hodgepodge of eclectic gear suited for all sorts of different tasks: business meetings (albeit those jackets and skirts are now gathering a bit of dust), cocktail parties (more wishful thinking than reality these days), upscale lounging (rhinestone studded t-shirts and jeans — gifts and mementos from trips to Vegas), walking up the aisle of a church (old bridesmaids dresses — the less said the better), etc., etc. The point is, I’ve often perused my closet wishing I had one consistent style. Which got me thinking… If I were to donate everything in there tomorrow, what would my new style be? For inspiration I turned to my favorite genre, science fiction and fantasy.
Want in on the fun? Take my quiz to find out what your favorite SF/F inspired fashion style is:
1. What’s your favorite weapon?
A — Your feminine wiles
B — Guns, swords, or the heel of your boot
C — Magic or a dashing hero
D — A rousing fight song
2. Favorite hair style?
A — Blonde pin curls
B — Slick, short or tied back
C — Waterfall tresses styled in an elaborate up-do, often adorned with ribbons, pearls, or flowers
D — Amplified “natural” colors: ink black, fire engine red, lemon yellow
3. Favorite clothing?
A — Brightly colored, body skimming outfits that complement your curves
B — Black leather or black vinyl accessorized with mirrored sunglasses or a silver breastplate
C — Full length dress with bell sleeves, a hooded cloak and jeweled diadem
D — Anything made with the help of woodland animals or your fairy godmother
4. Favorite shoes?
A — Stilettos
B — Boots. Big boots. HUGE boots.
C — Ballet slippers
D — Bare feet (especially if you’re a mermaid or a young Native American princess)
5. Favorite shopping companions?
A — Your robot pals
B — You shop online. The mall isn’t open at night. (And who has time to shop anyway?)
C — Your lady-in-waiting shops for you
D — A band of dwarves
Mostly A’s: Bold & Sexy
You are confident and self-assured. You love attention and choose clothing, shoes, and hair styles that will ensure a grand entrance. You like bright, eye-catching colors or outfits that mold to your every curve. So what if part of you is cybernetic or you aren’t human? Relevance? Great fashion sense is the only thing that matters. Character examples: Number Six from Battlestar Galactica and Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager.
Mostly B’s: Rebellious Fighter
Your best friend is the weapon in your hand. It’s the only thing you can trust. Wardrobe malfunctions are for weak posers. You wear gear that’s designed for real action. Black is your color of choice because it serves as night camo and hides blood stains. Boots are de rigueur. Character examples: Trinity from Matrix and Sonja from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
Mostly C’s: Medieval Maiden
You are soft-spoken and genteel. You prefer clothing from a bygone era. Concepts like chivalry and noblesse oblige are as real to you as your jewelry. No base metals, glass, or synthetic stones for you! Long sleeves and skirts don’t get in your way. Instead, they complement your grace and beauty. Character examples: Galadriel from Lord of the Rings and Yvaine from Stardust.
Mostly D’s: Animated Princess
All burdens can be lightened with a song; all villains are less fierce when spoken to in rhyme. Your fashion choices are a little one-dimensional, but your expressive nature, the vibrant hues of your dresses, and the extreme length of your locks is enough to overcome this small disadvantage. So what if you’re a cartoon? None of the other examples are real either! Character examples: Rapunzel from Entangled and Mulan from… Mulan. 🙂
So readers, which SF/F fashion style is yours? If you could chuck all your clothes and start fresh, what would you fill your closet with? Of the characters listed above, which are your favorites? Do you like them because they are similar to you? Or because they are completely different? Have any other character examples for the above fashion categories? Do you even like to shop?! Whether you are shopping, reading, or just hanging out this weekend… have fun! 😀