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Hippie Van's DD Characters Through History
HippieVan at 8:08PM, March 17, 2015
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Started my own thread because I'm going to have a bunch of these and don't want to hog the fashion parade.
 
Anyways - I'm a better history student than I am a fashion designer, so I thought I would contribute what I could by placing some DD characters in historical outfits!
 
The outfits are in no particular order and are chosen based on whatever happens to catch my eye. The big historical fashion book that I have my hands on right now is very very Euro-centric, so unless someone feels like buying me a better one the outfits will be limited in that way, I'm afraid. I might add makeup to some of the characters, but will probably leave hair intact even when it's not really historically appropriate. Should probably also add that I'm not going to promise that these will be 100% historically accurate. :P
 
I've already tentatively matched up a bunch of characters to historical clothes that I feel suit them, but if you have a special request for your character in terms of place or era, let me know and I will see what I can do! (I could probably do some non-Western outfits as well, but would have to do a little bit of research first.)
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HippieVan at 8:09PM, March 17, 2015
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To start us off, here's kawaiidaigakusei's character Leona in some demure but stylish 1920s sportswear! Off to play a very graceful game of tennis on a crisp autumn day, I expect.
 
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HippieVan at 8:15PM, March 17, 2015
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Ironscarf's character Kyoko looking both graceful and powerful as a classical Greek lady, possibly an entertainer at a fancy party. (Billowing fabrics are not my specialty, so apologies for that!)
 
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HippieVan at 8:18PM, March 17, 2015
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Kaida's figure lends itself perfectly to this simple early 1920s dress! It's not the glitz and glam of a late 1920s bash, but I think there's a certain modest charm to this one.
 
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kawaiidaigakusei at 8:24PM, March 17, 2015
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Woohoo! History is seriously the most awesome theme I entered this forum expecting a range of all your characters from Hippie Van Comic to Izzy to Dee. This was a very cool find, indeed!

I do love a good cardigan and that shade of red suits the rest of the colouring. Additionally, tennis was the only team sport I attempted in high school. I love this fashion.

Also–Ironscarf's Kyoko is channeling Athena or Hera. I am so excited to see how you execute future designs.
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plymayer at 8:26PM, March 17, 2015
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Wow.  Great job with these.
VinoMas at 1:04AM, March 18, 2015
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This is GREAT!  I have some outfits from history coming as well.  
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usedbooks at 6:04AM, March 18, 2015
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These are great! Kaida's never looked so classy.
KimLuster at 6:28AM, March 18, 2015
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These look pretty darn good!!
bravo1102 at 8:34AM, March 18, 2015
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Very nice. Great jobe evoking the style of these different eras.
Ironscarf at 6:06PM, March 18, 2015
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Fantastic looks! I'm definitely working a classical greek theme night into a future plot on the strength of this.
 
HippieVan at 8:06PM, March 20, 2015
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I'm glad you all approve! Here's another little batch.
 
Obviously I had no choice but to put ozoneocean's character Jirel in this swinging 1960s outfit - she looks right at home in the era of bright colours and mini skirts!
 

 
 
Peipei's character Orlaith looks stern but not stiff here, conveying an air of independence in this 1890s bicycling suit.
 

 
 
This military-inspired wool suit from the 1950s emphasizes Kimber Lee's figure while remaining modest and practical!
 

 
 
I'm going to have some older ones eventually, but they're quite a bit more elaborate and I only have a small window of free time every day so it might take a little while to get them done.
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VinoMas at 9:52PM, March 20, 2015
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Really cool pieces!
Peipei at 10:41AM, March 21, 2015
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These are perfect, very beautiful! Orlaith looks like Mary Poppins! :D


I like Pie!
HippieVan at 4:50PM, March 21, 2015
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I completely forgot about this mod outfit I whipped up for skreem's character!
 
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ozoneocean at 6:55AM, March 23, 2015
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Those are so cool Hippie! Great catalogue of styles there!
 
skreem at 1:03PM, March 23, 2015
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Thanks HV! Sorrow looks great in Mod Wear (direct from a WHO gig!) :)
 
VinoMas at 8:16PM, March 23, 2015
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CONGRATS!!!  The HippieVan / Skreem FASHION collaboration will be FEATURED in CONFESSIONS OF A PAPER DOLL!!!!!!!!!
HippieVan at 9:06PM, March 23, 2015
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Cool! I'll be on the lookout for that!
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HippieVan at 7:55AM, March 28, 2015
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I have lots more planned (I want to do at least one character from everyone so no one is left out!), but this will probably be the last for a while because ugh essays.
 
VinoMas' Princess January looking decidedly Parisian in this glamorous (and somewhat stylized…) 1920s evening gown.
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ozoneocean at 12:08AM, March 29, 2015
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Glamourous! She loves the way she looks too, lookat the small, concieted smile :)
 

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