Aran is a north-western country bordering the sea. The weather tends to be cooler, featuring harsh, wet winters and mild, wet summers. Most seasons bring cause for laying clothes and covering your hair.
These are two variations of typical Aranian daywear. A long sleeved shift is covered by a woolen tunic. The off-center closure is the current fashion. In winter a heavy wool scarf keeps the wearer warm, in the summer light fabrics from Serach and other eastern countries provide protection from the sun.
Base A was originally drawn to be a super-spy character. Mainly because I wanted free-license to make dramatic outfits that might not be practical but look awesome. This one is a leather biking outfit minus the helmet.
Now, in reality, this outfit is a little too streamlined to offer very good protection in an accident. But let's pretend it's made of a futuristic fabric that absorbs shock and deflects bullets.
We've been teased with an early spring here: the snow is mostly melted, the temperature is resting in the forties during the day, when the sun shows up it actually feels warm (especially compared to the below freezing weather we usually expect at this time!). And so my thoughts turn to warmer weather, and how nice it would be to leave the house without a jacket (or a scarf, gloves and hat...). So here is Base A modelling a summer pastime that I was introduced to a couple years ago (and being landlocked, I don't get to do it often).
Snorkeling! It's so amazing to explore the world under the water. Everything is new and different. I'm not confident about it, I'm always worried I'm going to suck water into my snorkel, or that the waves will push me into a rock or a poisonous fish, or that I will get lost... dramatic imagination considering I was always very close to shore, and surrounded by plenty of other people! This is my idea of an attractive warm water wetsuit with protective boots, a fancy belt with storage compartments and a little knife strapped to her arm (because knives always make an outfit cooler).
What summer activity are you dreaming of?
About the Artist
I'm a full time veterinary technician who enjoys winding down by creating beautiful costumes and recreating historical outfits on paper.
Base A Dolls & Outfits
Base B Dolls & Outfits
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