I love doing alternative fashion looks that are inspired renditions of people I’ve looked up to the in the fictional universe. Aside from doing warrior looks and outfits based off 80s hair metal bands, I love getting inspired by fictional characters. One of my favorite characters of the now is Michael Pratt from the show How to Get Away With Murder. Michael is played by the gorgeous Aja Naomi King and god does that character have fire! So today. I pulled together a look based off that character with a little help from an amazing look one of our newest models Laura pulled off.
ClaustroClothic #33: Michael Pratt
Besides Michaela, What Inspired this Outfit?
When I became a business owner, my biggest fear was compromising who I was. I wanted to keep my crazy style and colorful hair so a lot of times, I was finding different ways to stay myself but not to overshadow my business attire. My goal is always to come off edgy yet approachable.
How did this outfit get pieced together?
Like most outfits I pull together, I started with a color palette, of course it was red and black. I really wanted an excuse to wear my Poison Ivy wig outside of my cosplay so I started with that. From there, I added the parasol, dress, shoes and eventually the corset. As a kid, I always wanted a parasol. I felt like you weren’t cool unless you had one. (Laura, our newest model is extremely cool)
The hardest part was making the Michaela look more alternative. Sure, you could pull on a dress and some wingtip heels and say, “I made the look edgy,” but what really gave it the click? The corset has these bows on the side that become like “coat tails” when you stretch them out. I suddenly felt like I had a little more a burlesque feel to this look.
What’s the best part of this outfit?
Definitely the versatility of bringing that parasol in. I don’t typically utilize a lot of accessories. Maybe a purse here, and a some jewelry there but this felt new to me. I felt confident carrying it.
What do you think?
Did I pull off a decent Michaela look?
Do you think I could get away with murder?
Hell, do you own a Parasol? Comment and let me know! Also, follow me on Instagram for more looks!