Snakeskin Cosplay Outfits

Category : Reptile fabrics, Snakeskin Fabrics

Costume play is not limited to specific costumes or themes. Instead, it’s an opportunity for people to dress up like their favorite characters from movies, comic books, cartoon shows, etc. Many of those who participate in cosplay their roles seriously and attempt to recreate a real-life version of their personal favorite moguls. Along with props and makeup comes the attire, and that is where the importance of material and fabric use come in. 

Someone who wants to depict the Joker, for example, is not going to wear a latex suit. But that does not mean the get-up is restricted to what is usually portrayed. Nephrite, a character from an anime show called “Sailor Moon,” is a good model of how dexterous fabrics can be in costume-making. In the cartoon, Nephrite looks to be wearing a cloth-oriented suit. Because his wardrobe is subtle in colors and tone, black snakeskin would work fairly well as Nephrite’s top piece.

Nephrite Cosplay Snakeskin CostumeSnakeskin is usually connected to adjectives like “thick,” or “rough,” but those descriptions don’t apply to the whole. There is snakeskin that is thinner, flexible, has a duller finish, and patterns that are embossed rather than printed. Stretch ability varies, it’s not costly, and it would be something different to fool with.

Cosplay encourages unique costumes or add-ons, too. The evil Spiderman, whose colors are black and silver, could have a suit made from light gray snakeskin, or even have the head piece, if separate, styled from reptilian pattern. A personal twist is always an admirable touch.

Snakeskin is actually a flexible fabric if used creatively. Combinations can be made from its physical qualities to its symbolic ones. There doesn’t seem to be a genre that it cannot work with or around.

 

Snakeskin Skirts

Category : Reptile fabrics, Snakeskin Fabrics

As the colder seasons approach, people begin to pack their summer-like outfits into boxes, and start to unpack the thicker/warmer clothes. It’s a routine for those who are lucky enough to experience changes in weather and season because we know what we’re in for. But some of us cannot say “goodbye” to things like dresses and skirts. It’s a sacrifice that has to be made, especially if we wear materials, such as snakeskin, that can cheat Mother Nature’s climate change.

Snakeskin is versatile because of its various properties. Textures can be subtle or outrageous; embossed or printed. The same applies to the color range. White may make it harder to see the pattern, but its shine helps the fabric stand out. Typically, faux snakeskin is produced from vinyl. The fabric’s stretch ability depends on color and pattern. For example, black snakeskin has less flexibility, but probably suits the wearer properly for harsher weather conditions. The vinyl helps repel against potential water damage. This is advantageous for us clumsy folk when we inevitably fall into the snow. 

Especially in the autumn season, snakeskin should not be limited to dark motifs. Colors, like the oranges and reds of changing leaves, can be replicated and would show off nicely. For a more business or professional appearance, earthy tones and colors would probably work better. Tops and bottoms create themes for outfits. Vinyl boots would come off as tacky if a snakeskin skirt was already being worn. But switching is always an option, too. Even accessorizing with a snakeskin purse or clutch would add some exoticism.

Animal rights activist remove snakeskin commercial

Category : Snakeskin Fabrics

In this Heineken Light commercial, snakeskin fashion was thrust into the forefront, becoming the focus of the advertisement and the wrath of animal activists that put enough pressure on Heineken that the beer company was forced to take the commercial off of the air. Despite the criticism that Heineken came under for featuring a snake fight and snakeskin coat in their commercial, snakeskin fashions and accessories are popular with celebrities, rock stars, and everyday people who are looking to make big statements with their fashion choices.

Snakeskin fashion has been a trend since the 1800’s when hatbands, belts, and boots were made from the hides of snakes. The bright colors and unique designs on the more exotic snakes made them a “must have” for fashionistas; however, animal rights groups and the extinction that looms in the future for many types of these reptiles has made it much harder for people to buy clothing made from snakes.  As a result, many popular snakeskin styles are now made from faux snakeskin fabric and designs.

With the trend of snakeskin designs making a comeback, faux designs are able to be made in many more colors than what was available strictly through dyes added to the real skins, which did not always take to the skins or last for extended periods of time.

In the Heineken Light commercial, the man’s snakeskin jacket is out of place in various social occasions, like formal meetings; however, when he attends an offshore charity snake-fighting event, it makes the “right occasion even righter,” making an analogy between Heineken Light and a snakeskin jacket.  The same can be said of wearing the right snakeskin pieces to the right events, it is just all about where you wear it and how you pull off the look, making the right occasion, like going to nightclubs, “even righter.”

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!