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Sci-Fi Fashion Art School by Ashly Raiti, Irene Flores

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Looking to the Past

What people wear is a highly personal choice, and family history and cultural background can contribute to a character’s sense of self. In a setting like the urban dystopia, in which history has been rewritten to suit those in charge, honoring the past or the traditional can be a rebellious act. While designing clothes for the underground, keep in mind your character’s family history, cultural background and what he or she might choose as a symbol of freedom or self-expression.

CHEYENNE PLAINS TRIBE DRESS

Start by learning the traditional dress of someone from your character’s culture and then decide if your character would ...

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