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July 8, 2012 1:15 PM   Subscribe

Console to Closet: Fashion inspired by games
posted by dogmom (17 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Tavi Gevinson thinks something but bites her lip and holds it back because she's a nice kid
posted by Bwithh at 1:20 PM on July 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


Neat. Would be cooler if there was a picture of the "inspired by" character too, though.
posted by gemmy at 1:20 PM on July 8, 2012 [4 favorites]


Would that I could turn back time (thanks for the link, Bwithh) to youthful aspirations made accessible with today's technology.

Asian parents, engineering degree
posted by infini at 1:33 PM on July 8, 2012


Less cosplay than I was expecting.
posted by arcticseal at 1:43 PM on July 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


I would never thought that Coach from L4D2 was an inspiration for fashion. Mostly unrelated: I just realized that the guy who played Cutty from The Wire is the voice of Coach.
posted by hellslinger at 1:43 PM on July 8, 2012


I've only gone back a few pages. Is there a Tetsuya Nomura-designed character referenced with an outfit made entirely of belts?
posted by Blue Meanie at 2:21 PM on July 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Inspired by Bayonetta: everything I'm wearing is wigs!
posted by emmtee at 2:33 PM on July 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, -color- inspiration. I was expecting more actual game character highlights. Like some with boxy shirts (square shoulder pads perhaps), chunky patterns, willowy and flowing silhouettes...more layers, more interesting, more.....avant-garde.

Or at least cute hipster with stripey scarves and brighter colors and more themed jewelry. I dunno....this is kinda blah.
posted by DisreputableDog at 2:35 PM on July 8, 2012


Am I just not able to figure out where they're linked, or are there no photos of how the clothes look together, on a person? Is each entry just a collage of various accessories?
posted by Greg Nog at 2:39 PM on July 8, 2012


Inspired by Hanar: I chose to do a pink high-low dress because I believe it reflects their height and tentacles in a stylish way, plus it’s super trendy.

I just like that sentence.
posted by DyRE at 2:41 PM on July 8, 2012


How are clothes inspired by video games different from what everyone wears every day?

I agree with DisreputableDog, they haven't gone far enough.
posted by psycho-alchemy at 2:46 PM on July 8, 2012


The Majora's Mask one is really good.
posted by danb at 3:09 PM on July 8, 2012


Greg Nog - the tool the blogger is using is a website called Polyvore. It's basically a shopping website where you can make collages of clothing you like.

The source material is probably why this is kind of bland. All the items are basically mass market chain-store pieces and the blogger went for "cohesive" as a design choice. "Cohesive mass-market" is what most people wear all the time.

Although now I kind of randomly want to go on Polyvore and see what the most bizarre outfits I can create are. Can even the Gap become avant-garde if your sense of composition and unity are suppressed?
posted by newg at 3:10 PM on July 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


I love it. I would never cosplay, for a million, zillion reasons, but wearing an outfit "in the spirit of" favorite video game character du jour, why, I would totally do it, and it would by my little awesome secret while I was out amongst all of the hipsters.

Also maybe it gives me an excuse to buy these shoes that I am completely obsessed with.
posted by pazazygeek at 4:19 PM on July 8, 2012


One of the weirdest things about playing the Assassin's Creed games is the ability to customize your clothing. Like, I was going to kill that guard and slip into the palace but I totally got distracted by the fact that the tailor outside was selling the new Tuscan Ochres.
posted by Ritchie at 8:09 PM on July 8, 2012


Was really hoping there'd be a MJOLNIR-inspired ensemble...

And yes, I've seen the suit the guy in Philly made.
posted by Thistledown at 6:57 AM on July 9, 2012


I would never cosplay, for a million, zillion reasons, but wearing an outfit "in the spirit of" favorite video game character du jour, why, I would totally do it, and it would by my little awesome secret while I was out amongst all of the hipsters.

I sort of do this. I have a pair of ankle boots that are my sekrit Spike Spiegel cosplay boots.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 8:07 AM on July 9, 2012


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