Snakeskin Coats and Long Skirts by Missoni

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Italian fashion powerhouse, Missoni, has long been known for its eye-catching zig-zag prints and patterns that have made it a status symbol the world over.  For Fall and Winter of 2011 to 2012, the Milanese legend showcased another pattern that is catching just as many eyes and turning just as many heads:  snakeskin.

On the runway, the model showed off a full-length snakeskin coat that was a true show-stealer, putting all eyes on the elegant and hip selection, making it the must-have coat for fall and winter.  The Missoni snakeskin coat was a statement piece that captivated everyone and inevitably became the “statement” that everyone wanted to make with their clothing.

It is not just Missoni that is embracing the trend; snakeskin and other animal prints have been popping up all over the runways and it is evident that the look is here to stay for awhile.  It is being seen in all colors, from muted beiges and greys to bold reds to bright yellows and oranges and on all different types of clothing to accessories. Jimmy Choo showed handbags in all colors, Chloe showed a coat similar to the one by Missoni, Marc Jacobs showed a futuristic snakeskin dress, Valentino showed off knee-high boots, and Gucci showed a retro look with a modern take: a yellow snakeskin and fur waistlength jacket.

The snakeskin look is all about making it your own and doing what you are comfortable with.  If you’re a little snakeskin-shy, a handbag may be a great option for testing out the look; if you’re feeling a little more bold, boots may be the way to go for you; if you whole-heartedly embrace the trend and have a fashion-forward side that loves to be daring, one of the coats or dresses will satisfy your love of snakeskin.

 

Snakeskin Laptop Bags

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Almost everyone loves the new snakeskin trend that is showing up all over European runways, but some people are not daring enough to wear it themselves.  If you love the look but do not think that you can pull it off, the best alternative for you is to incorporate snakeskin into your wardrobe through snakeskin accessories.

Snakeskin Laptop Case

Snakeskin Laptop Case

Although snakeskin can be found on boots, belts, and all other accessories, a snakeskin laptop case can solve two problems, since it is often difficult to find a laptop case that matches your personal flair in a market pervaded by bland options.  Most of the laptop cases on the market are made from nylon and mass produced in China, which is far from being unique, stylish, and exciting.  Most professionals are not able to take part in the fun and fashionable trend that Hollywood stars have been wearing everywhere, but through laptop cases, you are able to walk that delicate balance between conservative and daring that will get you noticed around the office, but in a good way!

 

Snakeskin Laptop Case 2

Snakeskin Laptop Case 2

There are a wide variety of options to fit your personal taste; one of the most striking options is a laptop case made from elaphe, a rat snake commonly found throughout the southeastern United States.  This particular type of skin is white with various shades of brown with diamond shapes as well as smaller patterns that when joined together produce an amazing piece of art.

 

Snakeskin laptop cases come in every color and skin type imaginable, so it is all about finding one to suit your individual personality.  The best part of snakeskin items is that all items made from genuine skin are unique, so, while similar, there are slight differences between each bag, which fashionistas appreciate, as there is nothing more bland than cookie cutter fashion accessories.  You can guarantee that you will never be dull or blend into the crowd with one of these fabulous statement pieces.  A snakeskin laptop case is more like an ancient mosaic than something used for storage.

 

Although it is beautiful, it is also incredibly functional: your laptop fits snugly into the case, secured against scratches and dings and there is plenty of cushioning to ensure that it is well protected. As with other laptop cases, each snakeskin laptop case has its own organizational features for storing flash drives, pens, and other items.

 

While a snakeskin laptop case may be considered an investment, it is well-worth it, as snakeskin is far more durable than other, more traditional fabrics used to make laptop cases.  In most cases, they will not show wear, even after several years of use.  While other laptop cases may only last for a matter of months, one of these laptop cases will, most likely, last for a lifetime.

 

This is the perfect way for professionals to take part in the snakeskin craze that we are seeing everywhere, taking their office accessories from boring to brilliant immediately.  Your laptop case is certain to make your co-workers envious!

 

 

Cosplay costumes with snakeskin

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Snakeskin fabric is extremely versatile and likewise has great potential for any number of costumes. Snakeskin possesses an inherent intrigue and mystique due to its pattern, which presents variances in shade and texture. As such, it can play a very effective role in seductress costumes, contributing an exotic allure and sense of dangerous beauty.

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Devil costume with snakeskin print fabric.This devilish diva’s costume plays up snakeskin’s steamy sex appeal to a tee. Here the cinnamon red shades of glimmering polyester snakeskin fabric contrast against the bright reds present in the velvety cape, providing a hard, urban edge to this otherworldly costume. The material is perfect for a chic mini tube-dress, making the overall costume nefariously feminine and deviously delectable.

Black cat costume made from stretch vinyl fabric.Similarly, this black cat costume contributes a sleek, sexy appeal while still remaining playful with its fluffy faux fur trimmings. Though the snakeskin pattern itself is not noticeable against this black polyester material, the light gleaming off the “scales” of the fabric really makes this look come alive. It also pairs perfectly with these PVC patent leather boots pictured.  As a lightweight, stretchy material, polyester snakeskin is the preferred fabric in these feminine costumes (as opposed to PVC) due to its ability to provide movement while hugging curves.

If, on the other hand, a masculine look is desired, it is better attained by using a harder PVC patent vinyl medium. For instance, in these military-style uniforms (pictured left) of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon characters General Kunzite (left) and Nephrite (right), PVC is used to convey the stiff austerity of these generals. Though the original characters’ outfits don’t use snakeskin, it was an ingenious stylistic choice on the part of these costumes’ creator. In Kunzite’s black uniform, the scaly texture plays off the lights and creates an almost metallic effect. Considering the very theatrical look of the character’s authentic costume on the show, and the character’s role as a dark and mysterious but engaging and often charming villain, the choice of snakeskin was a very appropriate choice.

Moreover, the black vinyl snakeskin is rugged and authoritative, conveying the character’s hardened persona as a leader of the generals. Meanwhile, the smooth red, suede-like snakeskin fabric that constitutes Nephrite’s costume reflects the more vulnerable, human side of that character. At the same time, the red and black shades complement the character’s similarly colored hair and ultimately identify the character as a hot-headed villain. Without the addition of snakeskin in these costumes, the intrigue provided by the variances of light and color would be lost.

Snakeskin pimp costume.Likewise, the hot pink snakeskin-patterned PVC fabric used in this gangster pimp costume demonstrates another expert choice for this material. The sleek appearance of the vinyl snakeskin suggests an oily, sleazy personality which the snakeskin pattern (especially in this loud, garish pink) only elaborates upon. Whereas a slick pink suit would typically look out of place for a pimp, the snakeskin print adds an urban toughness that hardens the entire character of the suit. Moreover, variances in color and texture provided by the snakeskin make the costume not only flashy but interesting.

Snakeskin print jacket.Finally, let’s not forget Woody Harrelson’s zombie-killing, snakeskin-clad character in Zombieland! The sharp, rugged snakeskin jacket serves as a distinguishing centerpiece to this otherwise simple, fun costume. Paired with faded blue jeans and a Crocodile Dundee-esque hat, this jacket serves as the ultimate symbol of a toughened, survival-minded individual, and makes no question about its origin; the bold snakeskin pattern is immediately recognizable and thus makes a broad statement. Using snakeskin-styled faux leather, you could easily and inexpensively recreate this jacket for cosplay or everyday wear. (Zombieland photo credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Paired with a variety of colors and fabrics, snakeskin can convey a vast number of moods and personalities, likewise making it a highly adaptive fabric perfect for any number of cosplay or costume projects. Whether you choose to boldly parade snakeskin or wear it more subtly, the fabric always adds something unique and intriguing to your costume. So, when gearing up for your next cosplay convention or costume party, consider incorporating snakeskin fabric into your outfit!