Dress the Iconics — Kess

I’m trying to catch up with the playing imaginary paper dolls with the new iconics. My week-away-from-the-internet vacation got me behind by three.  Somehow.

Next up: Kess — the Brawler.  For the first time, Wayne Reynolds (the artist behind all the Iconics and a lot of the other Pathfinder art) dropped into the discussion to explain his design process a little bit.  Interesting and informative, I hope he does more of that.

Since my vacation took me to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit in London (among other fashion locations — who wants to see all 650 pictures of pretty clothes?),  Kess is going to get the Gaultier treatment.  Trust me, it’s not as strange as it sounds.  (If I wasn’t on a Gautier kick, she probably would have gotten Roberto Cavalli or Commes des Garçons)

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Basket woven brown leather, from JPG’s Spring 2010 Couture collection. Also, that hat looks like it protect against punches.

Final question about Kess:  Is she wearing Valeros‘s pants?

Gaultier and others chosen for Kess on Pinterest.

 

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Dress the Iconics — Hakon

Hakon, the iconic Skald, was unveiled on many Thursdays ago, but vacation kept me from posting. The class is a barbarian/bard hybrid, which might have presented an interesting sartorial challenge.  How to meld the rough hides of a barbarian with the clean look of a bard.  Hakon’s robes, though tend towards the bard side of things.  They are, in a word, impeccable. They don’t have the usual, worn-in, adventuring look about them. (Is it safe to assume that prestidigitation is on the Skald’s spell list?)

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Valentino Couture Spring 2009

The real world equivalent for Iconic’s fashion that doesn’t look lived in, is surely Valentino.  Also impeccable.  Always.

This picks up the two contrasting green, clean lines (I worked really, really hard, not to say “impeccable” there), interesting trim (which is important in Hakon’s backstory), and even fur-like trim, to keep the Ulfen warm.

Valentino Couture Spring 2009

 

Other impeccable green clothes on Hakon‘s pinterest page.

Dress the Iconics — Enora

Thank you Paizo! For lobbing a nice, slow pitch right over home plate.  The new iconic is a caster, wearing the classic hooded robe (so much easier to dress than those peskie heave armor wearers):  Enora, a Halfling Arcanist (Wizard/Sorcerer hybrid).  Because of this, you are forgiven for not announcing an ‘Evil Queens of Golarion’ paper doll book at the Paizocon Banquet last night.  *sigh* There’s always next year.

There is a real shortage of hooded capes on the runways, something that clearly needs to be rectified.  The few that existed were riffs on classic looks from Azzedine AlaÏa, so there’s no reason not to use one of his looks for Enora’s literal interpretation:

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Grace Jones in Azzedine Alaia

The hood is great, but the rest of the look doesn’t really scream “until recently, library-only based researcher”.  (It’s a black catsuit, for the curious). Also, Grace Jones would make a awesome “Evil Queen of Numeria”.  But I think I’ve already crowned about five.

 

Luckily for Enora, the absence of hoods is made up for with an abundance of capes.  She could rock any of these three dresses:

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(Alexis Mabille, Ready to Wear, Spring 2014.  — Love the scarf in her hair, she looks like she just put it up with what ever was at hand, because it was distracting her from her books.

Zang Toi. Ready to Wear, Spring 2014. — Beautiful and dramatic, even if it skews a bit Ustalav.

Valentino, Fall 2012 Couture Collection — You can always count of Valentino for dramatic, elegant looks; and recently, often with capes)

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Juanjo Oliva Spring 2012

 

This captures Enora’s essence as a magical researcher. (Sadly, without a cape, which is the next best thing to a hood) The belt and covered buttons take it sort of Librarian, and the length and flowiness (yep. real word.) take it Magician.  Juanjo Oliva, Spring 2012.

 

 

More looks for Enora on Pinterest.

Dress the Iconics — Reta

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Reta is one of the heroines of We Be Goblins.  That qualifies her as an iconic, right?

This is what I did last Saturday, when I was supposed to choosing a look for Crowe.  (Heavily armoured melee characters are challenging.  I really hope this week’s iconic a nice, robe-wearing caster, from Taldor.)

Reta is a Sandpoint goblin who wears, hands down, the best wedding dress in Golarion.  So I had to recreate it when I got my plushie.