I spend far too much time in this fandom thinking about clothes.
And it's not like checking the movies does all
that much good, because one also notes that fashion changes
over a fifteen year span, and what we see in the movies tends to be from about the same year, two-year, maybe
three-year span -- the Pevensies still have to be able to fit into the clothes that are stored away, which dates them back more than a decade after they left Narnia. Which means that nine years later, in Dust, they'd be wearing something different (chances are, something more "adult", because the tailors in Narnia probably aren't going to be making something very
revealing for young Queen Susan at this point in time).
And, okay, yes, fashion drift -- chances are that Narnia gets Archenlander fashions about half a year to a year after Archenland gets them, which means that Narnia tends to be constantly out of fashion. (Seeing as Archenland is the closest all-human country, not counting my lovely warring western states.) Especially since, at least during the first five years or so, Narnia doesn't exactly have a lot of humans. (Later, though, when the nobleborn refugees start coming in, then we get probably get Narnia developing her own fashions. But not at first.)
(I kind of want the missing sccene from PC where Lucy and Susan bitch about wearing clothes fifteen years out of fashion and Edmund dryly points out that, hey, so
thirteen hundred years ago. And Peter just kind of blinks and looks like he missed the entire conversation.)
Whoa. Why does Susan have her bow unstrung in her quiver and her bow strung in her hand in this picture
? ADAMSON. I DO NOT APPROVE. *checks movie* Okay, that error isn't in the movie, just the picture. AND STILL. Really, Susan should be carrying about fifty more arrows in her quiver, considering how fast she goes through them in combat.
I kind of want to write a Susan and Legolas archery contest. I fear it would not be pretty. (Except on that way shallow level of mine.) (Yes, I have been rewatching LotR. In the sense that I have been watching the fight scenes in FotR. Because. That is what I do when I want to get the salient points of movies. I watch the fight scenes. BECAUSE THEY ROCK. Although Narnia's battles are still better choreographed that LotR's, because in my head Peter is a better general than Theoden, Aragorn, or Denethor. Not that he did much generalling, just a lot of craziness.)
Wait, where was I? Clothes. Yes, clothes. Seriously, I have never spent as much time staring at clothes, weapons, and armor as I have for -- okay, I lie. Spaceforce. Except all of the above are prettier in Narnia than they are currently for the U.S. military. (Spaceforce, a.k.a. the War on Terrorism expands to outer space, because you know those aliens. Also, Bedlam spends far too much time on little details, like: do ABU blouses have zippers or buttons, and also, oh shit, would a pilot even wear ABUs? He'd wear a flightsuit, wouldn't he? But what if he's stationed on an aircraft carrier? Although at this point by aircraft carrier, we mean starcarrier, and yeah, I know, Navy and Marine gig, but technically speaking, space is a USAF thing, so hey, it's USAF, Navy, and Marine pilots on a Navy starcarrier with a Navy crew hauling around Marines and Army Rangers, because in my universe, the military is giving like that. Also, fifteen years into the war, Congress figured the Army should finally get to get out of the sandbox and into the stars and I'll stop talking now because y'all seriously don't care.)
Excuse me. I have to go write Susan
interrogating a Calormene soldier and then nearly getting herself killed. Why did I have to look up clothes? I had to go look up how canonically lowcut her dresses are.
...wait, I forgot it was winter. NEVER MIND. THAT WAS FOR NAUGHT. God, Bedlam, try and remember the details of your own story