Fashion Criminals may dress badly, you see – that’s a given – but at least their style is their own. Fashion Victims on the other hand, have no style. So devoid are they of anything resembling personal taste, that they will blindly follow any trend that’s presented to them, regardless of whether it looks good on them or not. THEY are the people the magazines are targetting when they publish all of those articles on how to wear this season’s “difficult trend” (the rest of us just don’t bother to wear it if it’s that “difficult”). THEY are the ones who constantly use the phrase “bang on trend”, and THEY are the ones who can always be relied upon to pop up in the comments thread of any Fashion Police post and say, “But IT’S DESIGNER!” or “These were on aaaaaaalllllll the runways this season!” as if that means the item in question cannot POSSIBLY be anything less than perfect.
The sad fact is, the Fashion Victim actually believes these things. Because they don’t have any style of their own, they rely on the presence of a designer label to tell them whether or not an item is acceptable. The more expensive it is, the better, and if it has a visible logo, so much the better: that will allow other people to see that the item is OMGDESIGNER, too.
Because of this label-lovin’ tendency of the Fashion Victim, we’ve chosen to illustrate our Fashion Victim Halloween Costume with a bunch of random items, all of which have one important thing in common: visible logos. Don’t want to rush out and buy a few thousands pounds worth of Louis Vuitton? We don’t blame you. Don’t worry, though: you can easily put together a Fashion Victim Halloween Costume using items you already own. All you’ll need is an old t-shirt you no longer need, a sharpie, and the ability to draw a designer logo with it. (The Louis Vuitton ‘LV’ or interlinking Chanel ‘Cs’ are easy ones, but if you can’t draw, simply print out the logo on a piece of paper and stick it to your t-shirt.) Add logos to t-shirts, bags, hats, jewellery: if you can somehow attach a logo to it, it can become a Fashion Victim accessory!
For a more subtle variation on this theme, simply pick a few current trends, as pretend that they’ve all attacked you at the same time. The Fashion Victim, for instance, will be totally into colour blocking right now, because colour-blocking is “bang on trend”. The Fashion Victim will love 70s style, because 70s style is, like, SO this season, dontchya know?
Looking to add a little fun to your party? Play our Fashion Victim drinking game! Have fun!