Capes of the Gods

The three dominant Gods in Ustalav are PharasmaUrgathoa, and Desna.  Among their symbols are spirals, skulls, and butterflies, respectively.

What’s the most important factor is choosing your deity?  The kind of cape you get to wear, obviously.  Here are some choices for discerning worshipers of the three gods.

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(Valentino Spring 2013 Couture; Manon Kündig, Antwerp Fashion Department Show, 2011; Valentino Fall 2014, Ready-to-Wear.)

The Manon Kündig piece inflates to actually be skull shaped, there’s an inflated pic in the show’s gallery.

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My latest Useless Factoid

My latest fashion discovery:  Dracula’s cape was originally added for the early stage production, to hide the actor as he “disappeared” on stage via trap door. I always assumed it was just to look like a bat.  The tuxedo was just to look classy.

So, should you find yourself in fictional vampire-infested version of Transylvania (or, you know, Ustalav) and thinking about how to fake turning into a bat, here are some suggestions:

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(Gucci, Fall 2012 Ready to Wear; Haider Ackermann, Fall 2010 Ready to Wear; Elie Saab, Fall 2014 Ready to Wear)

Also, if you’re into hypothetical-situation-fashion (and who isn’t?) you should be reading What to Wear When.  They are a style blog that puts together looks for important, yet often overlooked, situations. They provided not one, but two looks for Evil Queens, one for lizard people about to take over the world, and many others.