Next up in the Evil Queens of Golarion: Varisia. Specifically, the Varisians, since Varisia is home to many ethnicities.
I’m less confident in this choice than in the others. This has an actual sihedron right there in front. Well, almost. The sihedron has seven points and this has eight, but it’s so close. It also has a light, airy, boho feel that seems very Varisian to me, even though I wish it was more colourful. It doesn’t give me a sense of power, though. You couldn’t sweep into a room and command attention wearing this. It’s more of a “chaotic good member of autonomous collective” dress, rather than full out “evil queen” dress.
Sihedron Rune, for comparison
The dress is from Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2014 collection. He’s one of my favorite designers, and once said that he wanted people to be afraid of the woman he dresses. So there will be a lot of McQueen in the Evil Queens of Galorion.
This one was a no brainer:
Queen of the tengu, (Pathfinder’s bird people).
I would make this cloak from the plumage of my vanquished foes, and in it I would command the fear and respect of my people… birds… whatever.
I usually use the runway shots, but when I saw this picture of Fan Bing Bing on Tom and Lorenzo, I knew she had to represent my Tengu Queen.
The dress is by George Chakra, and I just discovered him through this picture. Looking at his Couture Collections, it seems like he designs exclusively for the Evil Queens of Golarion. (Please Paizo, in the name of Shelyn make that book happen. Extra love for making a paper doll book!)
I’m adding a new topic called “What I Would Wear if I was the Evil Queen (or Empyreal Lord) of X”
I love the runway shows that are on the more ridiculous side and less practical. Every now and then, I’ll see a piece in a show that makes me think, “When I Become Evil Queen of the Universe, that’s what I’ll wear” (Assuming that my ascension to Evil Queendom also includes a 6-foot skeleton and single digit BMI.)
First Region: Cheliax. (Yes, I realize the job is taken)
I couldn’t choose just one. Luckily being Evil Queen of Cheliax means you don’t have to choose!
The black and white is from Thom Brown‘s Fall 2014 Ready to Wear collection. The red is from Georges Hobeika‘s Fall 2013 Couture Collection.
They each have one of Cheliax’s signature colours, red and black and look sufficiently strong and beautiful.