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:
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:
(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)
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.