Because Villainy is Always in Fashion

My other self has written an INSPIRED-centric guest post for Kindred Dreamheart’s “Novel Fashion Week”, her contribution described as “a cosplay within a cosplay inspired by a story within a story“.

All very well and good, but not very well and villainous.

So I’m not here to talk about that. Rather, I wish to highlight a post far more relevant to my interests: This other guest piece by one Kristen Taber, “Kingdom Couture: Fashion for Villains and Monsters“.

A promising title, with an opening paragraph that proves the post itself is prepared to deliver.

As we move from summer to fall, it can be difficult for villains and monsters to find a balance between being fashionable and striking fear into the hearts of those they wish to oppress. Layering is a must, of course. After all, you don’t want to be shivering while you’re strangling your latest victim; chattering teeth are guaranteed to break that ominous mood you’ve cultivated. But you also don’t want to be sweaty either. Perspiration can be mistaken for fear and fear for weakness. Then the next thing you know, you have an uprising on your hands. So what’s a villain or monster to do? Here are five tips to help you navigate the world of fashion, while also staying the course in the world of terror you’re fighting hard to protect.

That’s all you’ll get from me. 1, because I am cruel. 2, because plagiarism is one evil I do not yet feel driven to commit. If you want the rest of the post, complete with its practical fashion advice for the stylish villain, then be gone from my sight and read it here.