Welcome back to another Open Book Blog Hop!
Here’s this week’s topic: If your character were to wear a disguise, what would they wear?
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My main character, Edison Crow, is an interesting character. He is all about theatrics and flair. His choice in clothing is very deliberate, designed to portray a very specific image to all around him. An air of confidence, and energy, but also of a man who enjoys the finer things. To some extent though this is very much a disguise in and of itself. The man inside is plagued with doubt, and his confidence certainly sufferes wobbles. There is a darkness hidden beneath the surface. There’s also a desperation of sorts. A desire to elevate himself above the scruffy street urchin that he was as a child. He wants the best possible life for himself and his crew.
If he were actively seeking a disguise though, what would that be? I’d say it would probably the scruffy rags of the destitute of the cities, the lowest people in society. Most people ignored them, passed them by as if they weren’t there. Though it was a tough life, it did offer some benefits. You see and hear things when people forget you exist. It would also allow him to melt into the background if he every needed to. Beyond Selah, few if any people knew his background, that he grew up on the streets. It was something he distanced himself from. People chasing him wouldn’t know that part of his life, so it would offer him the opportunity to make himself scarce.