Saturday, August 22, 2009
When your shapeshifters aren't covered in fur, hide or feathers, what do they wear? As with any character that we develop, our shapeshifter's have definite personality traits and those traits will be reflected in the type of clothing they wear when they aren't howling at the moon, sharpening their horns or waking up hungry for a little O positive.
Granted, our character's attire is determined to some extent by the time period and setting but, and this is just my humble opinion, I think their clothing is an excellent indicator of what went into making them the people/shifter/vamp that they are.
Kira, the jaguar shifter heroine of my new erotic paranormal romance, has been living hand-to-mouth on the streets for the past ten years after escaping a botched exorcism at fourteen. Her wardrobe and belongings are thrift store and dumpster finds that make most people avoid acknowledging her. She blends in and she likes it that way. Because if the wrong people find her they might just put her back into a cage.
What aspect of your character's personality is revealed by their clothing choices? Better yet, how important do you think your characters clothing choices are? I'd be interested in knowing;-)