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XBox Update: Gender Neutral Clothing


Video game console giants Xbox are modifying their Avatar system, allowing players to choose gender-neutral outfits. Originally male and female characters could only dress in clothing for their genders but a new update revealed at the E3 game festival in Los Angeles on Tuesday showed a modification to this system. Designer Kathryn Storm said: ‘Our avatars are built with inclusivity absolutely in mind, with more options and flexibility.’ As well as scrapping the boy and girl choices for clothing, the update will also include wheelchairs for characters. By Adam Bloomfield – Full Story at Gay Star News

For Writers: Mental Cosplay

sci fi fashion

FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Kari Trenten: “Also, fashion. It might be fun to talk about how we picture dressing up (or undressing) our characters.” I’ll take it a step further. When you are writing speculative fiction, how much thought do you give to how your characters are dressed? Do you do research to determine the best kinds of clothing> Grab pics from the web? Sketch? Join the chat

How People A Century Ago Imagined We’d Dress Today

As the end of the year approaches, experts and pundits start rolling out their predictions for next year, and the year to come. But seeing into the future is a bit more challenging than these predictions make it seem — as the fascinating images below demonstrate. These fantastic visions of what fashion would look like in the future were published by W. Cade Gall in The Strand Magazine in 1893. The ideas, which were recently featured in The Public Domain Review, are based on the principle that fashion had moved in “waves” over the 19th Century, and would do so … Read more