There is boutique hiding out between the fractured, narrow store-fronts lining New Gotham’s foggy docks. Huge bay side windows offer the passerby a mesmerizing view of the wares inside. The mannequins are stitched together from scraps of mismatched human skin, but you hardly notice the gore. Everywhere you look there are gorgeous dresses with big, sparkling bell skirts and gauzy tulle trains, the kind of gowns and garments that only fairy tale nobility would wear. Behind the antique register counter, you can make out the glittering impression of ruby red slippers, glass heels, and other magical shoes. You’re starting to wonder who owns this place.
Push open the store’s shabby front door and step lightly onto its waxy polished floors. You’re greeted by a bouquet of seductive scents: cedar musk, wood polish, and fresh lavender. You take a deep breath, and the smells warm you from the inside out. Trust you’re in good hands. The brochure stand near the front door is stocked with elegant parchment pamphlets. According to the literature, the witches who own this establishment are schooled in the ways of “fabric-bending” by the Needlewitches of old.
They’ve used this knowledge to create an entire line of clothing that all share the same basic design element: one-size fits all. Each garment will magically tailor itself to its wearer once worn. Of course, there might be some fine print or some “twirling” required, but a vampire’s steady hand should turn every wardrobe change into a stolen moment. Remember, Cinderella had mice–you have the Witches-Who-Stitch.
Please provide the witches with your name:
Please provide the witches with the following:
Hair Color: Golden blonde
Hair Length: [ ] Short and Sassy, [ ] Medium and Modern, [X] Lush and Long
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: [ ] Ghoulish, [X] Snow White, [ ] Cina-baby, [ ] Mochalicious, [ ] Dark Chocolate, [ ] Other:__________
Please provide the witches with your measurements and body-type.
a.) Height: 5’5”
b.) Body Type: [ ] Skeletal, [X] Lean and Tender, [ ] Lean and Tough, [ ] Ripe and Edible
Do you have any extra extremities? Place an “X” to all that apply.
[ ] Horns or [ ] Halo
[ ] 20 ft. of Hair or More
[ ] Gills and Fins or [ ] Hooves
[ ] Wings (Span: )
[ ] Tail (How many: 1*)
*Only in wolf form
How many heads do you have?
Do you have arms and legs? If so, how many?
In human form, two arms and two legs. In wolf form, four legs.
How dead are you?
[x] Living, [ ] Undead, [ ] Astral Form
What are you? (Species/Breed)
Loup garou (werewolf)
What is the occasion? (Ideas include: Wedding, Funeral, Sabbath, etc. Oh, and seduction is a valid occasion. The more details, the better.)
Family gathering. I’ll be meeting the werewolf cousins, aunts, and uncles. It’s important to look regal enough to command the respect of being a member of the royal family, but strong enough that the beasts recognize their alpha.
What’s the occasion setting? (Beach, haunted castle, grand ball, etc.)
The main dining hall. Possibly the forest on the palace grounds if all goes well…or horribly, horribly wrong.
Will you be running for your life at some point in the evening? (Helps with shoe selection.)
No. If there’s any running to do, it will be in the direction of my prey.
Will you be set on fire? Better yet, will you be setting other people on fire?
Will you be grave-robbing? (Dirt is a dressmaker’s tedium.)
No. Grave-digging, perhaps.
Is your neck a dinner plate?
No. Just an appetizer.
Do you hope to be naked at some point in the evening? (All right, dirty birds. Such questions are actually intended toward the weres and shifters in regards to their transformations.)
Yes. If all goes well, we will be running in wolf form. I want my in-laws to meet my adopted pups.
Describe your last brush with Death in two sentences. (Helps us plan for the unexpected.)
Attacked while in wolf form by stepfamily with spears. I ate her.
Do you need a secret compartment for weapons, wands, tampons, etc.?
No. My weapons are body parts and they’ll be front and center should they become necessary.
What are your three favorite colors?
Silver, blue, green.
What two colors rattle your kettle?
Red and orange.
Please pick a style that you feel embodies you the best. If none apply, feel free to surprise us by providing your own brilliant description in the “other” slot.
[ ] Rockabilly Starlet: This is for the spoonfuls of sugar. The good-natured and naughty girl next door types. Candy is the business and fairy tales are ultimate. More often than not, her head is in the clouds and her nose in the book. Our dreamers.
[ ] Leather Queen: This is for the warrior princesses. The type of girls who give boys a run for their money. Their style is killer, their kisses are murder, and they wear their jeans a little tight just watch the vampires come undone. These are hands for fighting and these heels for ass-kickings. Our protectors.
[ ] Medieval Mistress: This is for the no-nonsense girls. The ones who always know better, because they’re ten steps ahead. They’re schemers—their minds are always working. They’re not anti-social, they’re selective. Our wisdom.
[X] Gothic Dame: This for the mysteries. No one can figure this woman out. She’s a mixture, a melting pot of sugar and sinister. She might be Rockabilly Starlet one day, or a Medieval Mistress other days. Our sisters.
[ ] Other: _____________________
Who is your favorite fairy tale villain?
I don’t like villains.
If you could be any fairy tale princess, who would it be?
Now, tell us the twit you hate most.
Anything else you’d like to add…
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