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  1. Ignotus:

    I have to admit, blending different eras of fashion usually makes me cringe a bit, especially if there’s a bit of New Romantic in there with a beauty spot on a cheek. But I’m sure you will find a good balance. Unusual accessories might be good temporal and geographical references rather than attire, as an idea. But it depends on the genre. Science Fantasy can get away with so much. Except that beauty spot.

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    Frankly I’m not as sure as you are which is why I’ll be very cautious with anything I do :).

    I appreciate your advice though, that might be the way I go with it. I’m just having difficulties pinpointing the era I’m working with because while I love Latin names and have very strong ties to that era I’m also dealing with (relatively) modern fictional classes.

    It’s an odd hybridization that I think I might just let slide, most stories bring up a combination of ideas that if contemplated deeply seem utterly ridiculous, but often the reader overlooks them because of the overall quality and believability of the story. If you don’t stress how obscure something is then it obviously isn’t obscure.

    Kind of like when I went to Japan, the things I saw surprised me to the point of leaving my mouth agape, but the average Japanese citizen didn’t even raise a brow at them. It was normal for them.

  2. Ignotus

    I have to admit, blending different eras of fashion usually makes me cringe a bit, especially if there’s a bit of New Romantic in there with a beauty spot on a cheek. But I’m sure you will find a good balance. Unusual accessories might be good temporal and geographical references rather than attire, as an idea. But it depends on the genre. Science Fantasy can get away with so much. Except that beauty spot.

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