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True Blood “Fashion Pinpoint-One Look/One Story” Subject: Eric Northman

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Eric Northman (born c. 870 AD, turned c. 900 AD) is the vampire sheriff of Area 5 in Louisiana which encompasses Bon Temps. He is over 1,100 years old as he was born somewhere,in Scandinavia during the Viking
age. As a child he played by the North Sea, which would mean that he grew up in Denmark or Norway (the two Scandinavian countries which border the North Sea). According to Pam, he has a farm in Öland (Sweden).
Eric speaks Swedish and refers to old Swedish music. He owns the vampire bar Fangtasia in Shreveport, Louisiana. Eric is 6’4″ tall, and has blond hair and blue eyes. Eric Northman in season is a vampire that is called an “Ancient”.
I decided to design Eric in styles that are elegant, basic black. Eric was a viking, prince of a providence. I designed accessories that were styled like the actual artifacts . The top was styled like a” kyrtill”, or outer tunic
The design for Eric’s shoulder plates mimiced the breastplates that would have been worn by Eric , will fighting as a warrior. Eric’s shoes are simple, designed after simple footwear that was popular during that time.
Shoes of that time were simple in construction, usually of made using the turnsole technique . Eric is a viking, a part of an ancient royal family, I found it curious that his character would not have tattoos, or skin markings
detailing his status , spiritual beliefs , as this was common of people during that time period and region . I decided to use the tatoos, but the only visible tattoo on Eric is the skin tattoo across his upper chest. The skin marking
I chose is very much like the skin markings of Eric’s “maker” , Godric.  Eric is what I call a “vampiric traditionalist”, or vampires that adhere to customs or ways of thinking prevalent during the time they were created.  Eric’s character is of great interest to anyone that enjoys ancient history, and how creatures such as vampires would interact with history. I know the project is one look,one story, but Eric is so interesting, I had to try a few versions of one look.

True Blood “Fashion Pinpoint-One Look/One Story” Subject: Tara Thorton

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As many of you know, I am a “fashion junkie”. Fashion makes me happy, and I am ALWAYS searching for MANY opportunities to display my talents to the world. True Blood on HBO is one of my MOST favorite shows, and has had me hooked from the first episode. So in my fashion rattled-racked cerebellum, I was searching for a way to expose my design talents, while curb my craving for “True Blood “shows and characters. Im continuing with my “Design Excursions”, adding subject matter to my online portfolios,sites and blogs, based on my designs and talent. The True Blood articles and designs are picking up speed, as I am getting more visitors to my blogs, portfolio, and online design site. SO,….I am going further, diversifying concerning the True Blood franchise. The object of this project is to design ONE LOOK that will describe each character for the WHOLE season! ( I know, my brain is about to explode with all kinds of ideas) Tara was first,.sense I thnk she is going to be a FEIRCE baby vamp. I am publishing each design one at a time, so that the viewer can “absorb” the new style and essence that I have created for each character. Be on the look out for Sookie Stackhouse, she is next, and I better style and design her BEFORE she destroys what fai power she has left. The only hint I am going to give is think Fairy meets Laura Croft,….it should be fabulous!!!