And today I will be continuing my pet project to come up with more complex designs for the clothing of the main cast in Rain. To do so, I've been making character sheets that portray a variety of costumes for each character. Today, I'll be talking about Maria.
Maria's style is somewhat difficult to define. As you can see above, there's a pretty drastic range that would seem to cover different potential looks. #1 and #3 are a bit more casual and tame. Meanwhile, #2 and #4 have a more fun and less conservative look. The more I thought about it, the second and fourth are probably closer to what Maria would actually want to wear, whereas the first and third are probably stuff she just puts up with to appease her overbearing parents.
(Of course, we've also never seen the second and fourth outfits, so it's hard to say how and when she'd come wear one of them.) ^_^
It's also worth noting that since the end of Chapter 5, Maria has been growing her hair ever longer (and probably a lot faster than realistically possible). I don't have any idea how long it's going to get (or if she'll cut it again someday, for that matter), but as it gets longer, we may start to see Maria doing different things with it occasionally. To keep her recognizable though, she'll always have a headband to match her outfit in some way (I had her go without a headband once and it looked terrible; I don't know what I was thinking).
Anyway, that's it for now, but by all means: ask questions, make suggestions, whatever. I'm always happy to hear.
Also, if anyone is curious about the line of thought that started this pet project - http://jocelyncd.deviantart.com/journal/Wardrobe-malfunctioning-351912027
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Wow i love her clothes
Hmm....very nice. Purple is a color that works with Maria very well. Purple, grey, dark blues...my general estimation would be that royal power colors with a touch of cool colors would be best for her. It's just my personal guess, though....
Since purple suits her personality, as does red, and I expect a royal blue would also bring out her personality to the eye nicely as well. Not to mention, it'd make her eyes pop a little more, too. The color, that is...
Oh, god, I wish these characters were real so I could become their apprentice in the art of "girl".
#2 actually shows less skin than #1 and #3, but because it shows a band from her bra, it is considered "more fun and less conservative" :p
Really love all these outfits - Rain and Gavin and the next ones included ^_^ Your designs are all very lovely~