Yan Lin: Ah! Lord Cedric.
Irma: Lord? They’ve got pretty low standards for knighthood over there.
Yan Lin: Cedric is not always in this form.
Irma: Well, that’s good news for his wife.
W.I.T.C.H was to me what Sailor Moon was to a lot of other girls my age. Back in the good old days when they used to hand out the Scholastic Book catalogs out in my classroom every month, it was common practice for me to not pay any attention in class for the rest of the day while I perused the pages instead. I would circle what I wanted based on what covers looked cool and then go home and give my parents this whole speech about why I needed them and list all the reasons they should write me a check and let me order everything I had circled. Based on my experiences getting them to agree with me, I almost feel like I should have chosen a career path that involved me being a lead negotiator. Granted, I may never know if they agreed because I was convincing or because the idea of me staying home and reading all the time was more attractive than going out and defacing or stealing stuff from our neighbors like the rest of the kids in my neighborhood. I’m not even being dramatic. There weren’t many kids on my street when I was growing up and there was legitimately a period of time where every morning something else in the neighborhood was scrawled on with permanent marker or just outright destroyed.
It was one of these massive orders of books from the catalog that shipped me the very first W.I.T.C.H graphic novel.
It wasn’t very long and I was honestly initially disappointed with how thin it was until I gave it a chance. Bright colors and pretty animation aside, the story was actually really compelling and as soon as I finished it, I started combing book stores to see if the series continued. This was before we had the Internet in my house so this was not as easy then as it would be now. I combed every bookstore my parents grudgingly let me drag them into until I finally found out that more books DID exist. Rather than full graphic novels, the series I managed to find were a mix of graphic novel and regular novel. The books would begin with about five pages of glossy comic panel pages, the meat of the story would be straight up text and then the book would end with more pages of comic panels. I was OBSESSED. I wanted so much to transform into a gorgeous winged warrior, decked from head to toe in purple and turquoise with the ability to control one of the four elements; to protect Meridian and its inhabitants… all while also having to worry about finding a prom dress and not be late for homeroom!
Of the five Guardians of the Veil, I didn’t really relate to one in particular since they all had qualities I could easily relate to. For this week, it’s more about paying homage to the group as a whole rather than trying to recreate the look of one particular Guardian.
Since wearing teal and purple striped tights tiptoes more into the actual ‘cosplay’ category rather than a subtle, casual look, I kept the homage away from my legs and started with a pair of basic boot cut jeans, but did slip on a pair of comfortable purple flats since those can go with almost anything
The teal and purple that make up the entirety of the girls’ transformation outfits made its appearance in a teal blue tee shirt and incredibly comfortable purple cardigan
It should come as no surprise at this point that this is my favorite part.
In order to get the look of the Heart of Candracar (The amulet that releases the girls’ magical alter-egos) I actually already had something that kind of vaguely resembled it and I got really excited when I saw the similarity
Since the neckline of the shirt doesn’t look quite right without a shorter necklace to compliment it, I also added this simple, goldish pendant that reminded me of the symbols that represent the powers of the girls
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