Fashion Inspiration Friday: The Craft
Hail to the guardians of the watchtowers of the East, the powers of air and invention…
Another witchy movie, but this time with a very different feeling. The Craft is a movie about a young woman who begins to dabble in the occult with friends, and soon finds herself over her head. Sarah is more or less a normal girl, except that she has some untapped abilities. She moves to a new town with her family and meets Nancy, Bonnie, and Rochelle, who invite her to join their coven. Initially they are on top of the world, but by the end of the movie Sarah is struggling both within herself and against her friends.
The movie plays a little fast and loose with paganism, but that’s to be expected. That aside, it’s a pretty interesting movie with some amazing fashions!
I grew up as a Catholic school girl, but I never encountered uniforms quite like this! I love how they take the initially conservative elements of the uniform and mix them up into jaw dropping outfits. One of my favorite scenes is after they begin to practice together, and they walk through the school yard in their new outfits. Heads are turning, rosaries are swinging, and it’s just utterly epic.
Fairuza Balk plays the enigmatic (and crazy!) Nancy, and her wardrobe fulfills every dream of my dark mori/gothy side. She pretty much manages not to deviate from black for the whole movie, but her outfits are never boring. Whether they make use of interesting patterns or textures, they are all unique and fantastic. I think her party outfit is my favorite of them all (last image above), with it’s fantastic sleeves.
The other girls also have their own style, alternating between uniforms, gothic outfits, and some that fall more on the lighter side of the spectrum. The picture outside of the bus has Sarah, Bonnie, and Rochelle in some outfits that even have a bit of a mori feel to them in my opinion.
It’s a little kitchy, with a lot of Hollywood “theology” thrown in, but The Craft is still an awesome film with some great outfits!