Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Welcome to Night Vale Style Inspiration

A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep. Welcome to Night Vale. 




If aren't aware of Welcome to Night Vale, I want to know what internet rock you've been hiding under. The podcast's huge following seems to have permeated pretty much every corner of the internet and it is much beloved for its creepy, ethereal and funny tones.

But, if you're just now joining us, Welcome to Night Vale is a free podcast by Commonplace Books done in the style of a community radio station for the imaginary desert town of Night Vale. However, Night Vale is not what it seems. The radio host Cecil Baldwin gives his listeners updates on the town which range from average to extraordinary and include a cast of characters ranging from Old Woman Josie (out near the car lot) to angels, hooded figures, a mysterious floating cat, and Steve Carlsburg (ugh.) And, of course, a sexy new scientist in town Carlos, who is just trying to figure out what the hell is going on here.

And, since WTNV celebrated its 50th episode yesterday (not including A/B episodes, etc.), I thought I would post some style inspiration based on it (although I tried to avoid the sweater vest head-cannon that many people have for Cecil) , because why?)


Color Schemes

Welcome to Night Vale's logo is a purple illustration of an eye hovering over a desert town, so purple is going to feature heavily in most outfits inspired by the show. If you have anything glow-in-the-dark now would be the time to bust that out, too.

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Motifs

Some motifs associated with the WTNV mythos would be clouds (glowing preferred), eyeballs, stars, runes, moons, spiders, galaxies, drips, and other such creepy and extra-terrestrial things.

Park



Creepy Cute

The creepy cute aesthetic that has been recently popular will make a great addition to any Welcome to Night Vale-inspired outfit as it mirrors WTNV's love of mixing unlike elements for comedic and unsettling effect. Etsy is full of "creepy cute" items of jewelry and clothing, and it's a good change up if you (somehow) are tired of wearing all black.

CreepyCute


Creepy Creepy

While some moments in Night Vale are on the silly side, some of them can be downright existentially horrifying so here's another look that edges on the Nightmare Punk side of Goth fashion. Simple, striking, and ethereal.

Mort


Official Merch

Of course, if you're looking for brand merchandise, it's all available online at TopatoCo. Personally I have my eye on this flask, but for this look I went with a t-shirt.

Goodnight, Goodnight


Do you guys listen to Welcome to Night Vale?

17 comments:

  1. I love WTNV. I am trying to put together a Night Vale 4-Her outfit myself (black gingham and a homemade t-shirt will feature prominently).

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    1. I'm glad you like it, I hope you'll post pictures of the outfit!

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  2. Goddamnit, I've been preparing a post on my take on Night Vale fashion inspiration for my blog, when yours comes up. My own fault for taking my time I suppose! I hope you don't mind if I continue and publish mine when it's ready? I'll try and avoid too much cross over, as lovely as your sets are.

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    1. Oh, I don't mind at all! I look forward to seeing your post. :)

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  3. Never,but I'll look into it now

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  4. loving WTNV! i kind of feel like hoods, & maybe sunglasses, are fitting for Night Vale style. & definitely a black//purple//grey//glow in the dark type colour scheme.

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    1. Ooh, sunglasses are a good idea. The right ones give a really nice mysterious look, I should have thought of that!

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  5. This is such a good idea! I love Welcome to Nightvale and have my eye on the same flask. :3

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  6. I love love these polyvore sets (especially the Park one). I must be pretty square because I never heard of Night Vale. I should check it out.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like them. I hope you enjoy it!

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  7. Love both the podcast and the outfits :)

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  8. I have definitely been living under an internet rock xD I've never even heard of it :') I do love these sets though ^^

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  9. Welcome to Night Vale is my favorite thing! I got to meet Cecil and Dylan at the live show in Vancouver a couple weeks ago and it was wonderful. These outfits are spot on. I wish I had more purple in my closet...I actually made a beaded night vale bracelet in one of my artsy classes so at least I've got something ^^

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  10. I love all of these! I need more purple in my closet.

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