A Quiz: What’s your Science Fiction and/or Fantasy Fashion Style?

Love how this model’s coffee mug matches her clothing… If only I could be that sartorially organized!

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),Β  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

Answer Key

Mostly A’s: Bold & Sexy

Does this woman look like a robot to you?

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

Do you really have to wear boots to kick butt?

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

Demure but dangerous

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

Why is pink not a primary color?!

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. πŸ™‚

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! πŸ˜€

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

20 thoughts on “A Quiz: What’s your Science Fiction and/or Fantasy Fashion Style?

  1. well i din’t think it would be fitting to enter the quiz myself but i think I might get the missus to have a go!

    1. If the missus likes SF&F, send her on over! πŸ˜€

      But you’re right. My next quiz will have to be something the guys can participate in too. Thanks for stopping by, Dave. Good luck with your writing. Have a great week!

  2. I’m a total B. I think I own a dress and a pair of heels, but I haven’t seen them in years. My closet is stuffed full of jeans and T-shirts, all in dark colors. As for shoes, I tend toward sneakers and steel-toed boots. And don’t even get me STARTED on weapons! πŸ™‚

    1. Jacqui, I was aware of your love of weapons, but didn’t know about the steel-toed boots. Go you! Jeans and t-shirts in dark colors sounds pretty darn good to me. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a nice weekend.

  3. I’d like to think I’m B with a little A thrown in. Well, my characters are. LOL

    I take exception with lumping Mulan in with the princesses. She is one kick-butt heroine.

    1. I hear you. Mulan is a fantastic heroine. I haven’t seen Brave yet but am thinking Merida may be more C or even B…? Some princesses are definitely more rebellious than others. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the comment! Hope you had a nice weekend.

    1. It’s very daring, huh? That’s why I loved it. She’s working it & looks great. But, yeah, I don’t see myself donning that kind of get up either — no matter how “B” I’m feeling on any given day. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by, Brinda!

  4. Jill, I may have to file a sexual discrimination suit for the severe gender bias of the options listed. Perhaps I can be placated with another survey that is geared towards men, or at least gender-neutral, if that’s possible. Since I can’t truly participate in a survey for women, I instead found the answers I would most appreciate from a woman. That left me with an even A and B split, with one C thrown in for complexity. It’s probably fairly accurate, then, that a woman’s answers would not be so easily categorized. I wonder what the most popular category will turn out to be…

    1. Whoa! Those are strong words, Shamus. Don’t make me go all “B” on you and bring my “A” and “C” friends in for back up. Seriously though, you have given me a great idea. At some point in the future, I’ll have to do a quiz for the men. Thanks for the comment. Have a terrific weekend!

    1. I’d love to be an “A” but human limitations preclude me from reaching my ultimate robotic potential. In my younger years, I channeled a lot of “B” but now am mellowing into “C.” C’s are awesome! Have a great Friday night, Casey. Thanks for stopping by!! πŸ˜€

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