Star Wars opened to much fanfare over the weekend and it’s buzzed as one of the best sequels in the series. I have to admit I’ve never actually jumped on the bandwagon the same way I've largely been oblivious to the happenings of Game of Thrones - Le gasp - But before I'm murdered for not watching something as culturally significant as GoT (this Buzzfeed video sums it up perfectly), I do have a reason for my "madness".
Star Wars released its prequels back when I was around 6 years old, a time when I was just a bratty primary school kid who had just discovered his love for fashion. Naturally I was unable to understand anything in the movie due to my sadly undeveloped pea brain. Add to that the purportedly slow and uninteresting childhood of Anakin Skywalker and it’s a recipe for disaster. Would I give it another shot? I suppose so. Unfortunately, even the slightest interest in the series hasn’t exactly been acted upon (unless you count one of my favourite rides at Disney World being the Star Wars attraction as one).
As for Game of Thrones, I have my fear and lazy ass to blame. You know that feeling when you start something and wonder if it’s going to be a waste of time? Well, I knew that wouldn’t be the case for GoT. Instead, my fear stems from the fact that I'd be sucked into the universe that everybody so loves. I've been coaxed countless times to plunge down the rabbit hole but I also remember I’m at least 5-6 seasons (Or even more? I've no idea...) away from what’s happening right now. Never start something you can’t finish right? Also judging by my lack of a post schedule here on Cut & Copy, you can understand why I never got myself to commit to the entire thing.
I digress. In any case, have or have not, my interest in their award-winning wardrobes deserves a little more credit. Yes, it's definitely superficial to like something simply based on appearances. However, you cannot deny the power of these visuals and its effect on the overall movie. Padmé Amidala's outfits reflected her mood and the scenario she was in. We also have the combat costumes of GoT that reflect social hierarchy and the character's significance to the overall plot. Now who says fashion is just about looking good?
As much as I'd like to proclaim the transformative power of fashion, I can't help but also admit that at the end of the day, all I want is a damn good photo of my outfit :P
Taken by Emily Cheng and edited by me.