When I wrote about my Mermaid-themed outfit, or how I was inspired by Joan’s outfits in Mad Men, I claimed that I rarely theme my outfits, but today I realized that it happens more often than I had originally thought and I think I’ve realized why. See, I am a cosplayer who does children’s hospital charity events a couple times a month — if you follow me on instagram (@kala_not_kayla) you’ll probably have noticed my Elsa cosplay pictures.
Basically, I think that my cosplay background has conditioned me to subconsciously theming my outfits.
Today in my Reading Pop Culture class we were studying Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This morning when I put on the dress I had pre-determined based on the humidity level (yesterday was so humid, 86%, that I went with a maxi and blazer), I realized that it was fairly Captain America colour based: red, white and blue (with some pink accents). Sometimes when I wear this dress I play up the pink accents in my makeup (hello Kat von D’s Backstage Bambi!), but today I decided to go with red rather than pink.
Because I did not coach in the morning I actually had some time to do sometime to do something with my hair beyond wet Heidi-braids or a high bun. So, I decided to roll with the theme (pun intended) and threw some quick Victory rolls into my hair and went with my MAC Retro Ruby Woo lipstick.
I hoped that it wasn’t too obvious that I was themed (maybe something more along the lines of Disney Bound), but guys, I am a huge dork and don’t even care and thought the dress went with the hairstyle decently. Confession: I always fear that I am that Project Runway contestant that can design (or in my case choose/ put together) a good outfit but ruins it with the styling, which is why I often opt for simple braids and lipstick.
My other worry is that when I theme style my outfits that I look like I am wearing a costume; in other words, I wonder if I am still adhering to my own personal style. I think so as I am still embracing colour. Plus I think that the occasional themed look is fun (and I love having fun when I get dressed)! So, does anyone else go with a colour-combo that evokes a specific character or outfit inspiration that you love and secretly wonder if people can tell?