Alien Fashions for the Ms. Mannequin Paper Dolls

logo-alien-fashions Yesterday, I posted Xylra my new alien paper doll and I wanted to get her fashions up today. Not just because I think they are neat, but because I have been rather neglectful of the blog this July and if I post these this week then I won’t feel so guilty.

Blog guilt is a powerful motivating factor in my life.

Xylra is a fashionable intergalatic astrophysist and I confess I have no idea how practical any of these pieces would be for someone studying astrophysics. Truth be told, I have no idea what an astrophysicist does all day, but then I suppose most astrophysicists probably don’t know what Special Collection librarians do all day which makes us even. (For those of you who haven’t read my about page, I am a Special Collection librarian when I’m not drawing paper dolls.)

Anyway, one of my rules with paper dolls is to avoid being bogged down by practicality or common sense when designing fantasy or sci-fi clothing. A rule I haven’t violated here.

Black and white sci-fi fashions for the Ms. Mannequin paper dolls. Full color sci-fi fashions for the Ms. Mannequin paper dolls.

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I did want to take a moment and talk about the colors in today’s set of paper doll clothes. Originally, I was planning on a more traditional cyberpunk color scheme, but I wanted to see if I would work with colors that I actually didn’t like. Perhaps an odd mental exercise, but important, I think, to growing as an artist. I considered doing two coloring jobs, one with colors I liked and one with colors I didn’t, but once I’d colored the paper doll clothes with my “ugly color scheme”, I found that I actually rather liked them. Perhaps spending time with the colors softened me up towards them or perhaps I just didn’t want to recolor the whole thing. Either way, enjoy my foray into an “ugly color scheme” and if you don’t like it, well… there’s a black and white version for a reason. Enjoy!

5 comments

  1. The “ugly” color scheme really works for me. And that paper doll is just great — so creative and different. I’m reading an Asimov story right now (The Caves of Steel) and I think this will be how I picture his futuristic women from now on!

    1. Asimov is delightful, isn’t he? I really enjoy most of his short stories.

      Yeah, once I was done, I actually kinda liked my color scheme. There were moments while I was working on it when I hated it though.

  2. I’m pretty sure most astrophysicists sit in front of a computer most of the time, and thus can wear anything they want. (For the record, I’m an engineer)

  3. Your sci-fi clothing sets are always my favorites.

    I think, maybe a not as used color scheme is good idea for an alien paper doll, as it would be more unfamiliar similarly to an alien or future culture? Just like the cut of her clothes isn’t entirely what one can find on the streets today.

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