Lilith is a recurring character in the fifth season. She is played by Jessica Clark and debuts in “In the Beginning”. Lilith is also known as the Progenitor and is supposedly the “first vampire”, made in God’s image. She’s believed by many vampires to have been created before Adam and Eve, who, according to the Original Testament, were both designed to be her food and to sustain her and her offspring.
In the fifth episode of season five it is revealed that within the Authority’s chamber there is a vile of blood that many believe to have belonged to Lilith. However, Roman explains to Salome that the blood is not Lilith’s. And by allowing others to believe that the blood belongs to Lilith he boosts his own, and the Authority’s credibility. This would lend to the idea that Lilith, for whatever reason, no longer exists or possibly never existed though she could be real but vampires deem her to be a myth. Dieter and Rosalyn also seem to know the blood is not Lilith’s as they openly mock the vampire bible and deny her existence. I designed a sheath like bustier for this character with a sarong of ethereal chiffon, adorned with semi-precious stones. If I was styling this character for the show, I would make sure that each look was authentic to the Lilith’s advanced immortality, and or time period she reigned supreme (byzantine area). Fabrics like light weight linen, cotton gauze dyed blood red, and all types of treated and molded leathers for accents would dominate her wardrobe. In “True Blood” Lilith’s character is powerful in her own right. This immortal character comes from a time and place that few humans or vampires can imagine, so her looks would be simple,daring, but incredibly dazzling to look at. I have to admit, “True Blood” has “dropped the ball” when it comes to dressing this character. When Lilith does make an appearance on the screen, she should be seen as the cunning,blood-thirsty ancient goddess she is, NOT as the matted haired, blood strewn savage she is being portrayed as of yet. Being a goddess, and surviving for over 20,000 years, I am sure it would take a lot more than just mere animalistic instincts to survive and thrive for such a long period of time. As a designer, out of all the wonderful characters in the “True Blood” franchise, Lilith would be my favorite to design and style for. A designer would have to research styles, jewelry, and customs from ancient long dead civilizations, becoming an archeologist in a sense. History of this great world has always fascinated to me as a designer, and with Lilith I would have a great opportunity to present to the world styles, fashions ,and looks that have not been seen by humans for thousands of years.
I would also like to add that this is the last character form the “True Blood” franchise that I will be designing for. I started this project to garner some awareness for my talent and small freelance design business here in New York, and I have done just that! “True Blood – Fashion Pinpoint” has been my MOST popular topic on this blog, with views from over 45 different countries world wide. It has been exciting, and look out in the coming days for what my NEXT design project will be. As many of you know,…I am a fashion designer, fashion is constantly changing, and so am I. Stay tuned for more apparel designs, illustrations,,branding done MY way.
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