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Gaaarb by Altalamatox Gaaarb by Altalamatox

Just some costume alts for Magda and Morgan. Of course my favorites ended up being the our-world/modern-day ones, which were only for kicks and giggles. That's probably what they'd look like if they lived in the Network.

Magda looks pretty badass in Morgan's colors. Not so certain about the other way around. XD


Master Shapeshifter Morgan Daubenmire can, if you were wondering, through some happy quirk of magic shapeshift his clothing as well as his body, although he's much more limited in what he can do with it. He wasn't naked the night he got all glorped up into an inhuman slime of infinite shapes, and the stuff he was wearing mixed with his matter. Upshot being he can summon up to some max amount of inanimate material which he can will into anything from cloth to leather to metal to jewels. Things like the latter two chew up more mass so he mostly avoids them.

Any material that's severed from him melts away like wax and returns to his intangible store. On at least one occasion some clever bastard identified an incognito Daubenmire by cutting off a bit of his cloak. Because of this little flaw in his disguise, Morgan dons 'real' clothes when impersonating or undercover, otherwise his normal garb saves him A LOT of exploded outfits.

Morgan is morally, ethically, religiously opposed to wearing shoes, unless coerced or there's something even more unpleasant than himself on the ground. In which case he'll still try to circumvent shoes by snapping into bird shape and heading somewhere more barefoot-friendly. I think this has to do with his upbringing. Or he's just terribly proud of those toenails.

Magda Alder is from an upper-middle class merchant family with access to pretty much whatever threads her heart desires. If only happiness were as easy as a change of clothes.

Magda's a quite powerful psycromancer, trained in brain-bending stuff like telepathy, hypnosis, influence, hallucinations, and possession (strictly for official medical use only... until she got involved with Morgan and the violent situations he tends to attract). Despite her academic excellence and ability to string up most people like puppets if she had to, she pretty thoroughly hates herself inside and out. Spending time on her appearance seems futile so she goes through the motions of looking presentable and otherwise tries pretty desperately not to think of or become aware of herself in any way.

Rawr, Magda, why u such a downer? To end on a better note, although becoming best buds with Morgan- a being bound to no particular shape, who can choose his appearance utterly- originally upset Magda to no end, he understands more than anyone how little appearances reflect the person inside and this eventually rubs off on her and she can chill out about her looks.
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Kezhian-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how in the top two they switch color palettes
Mallenc Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
... I'm sorry to admit I understand the social cues in the modern looks much better. I didn't know I paid that much attention to clothing. 
thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I...I need to learn costumes. I think my absolute lack of fashion sense has something to do with this. I draw either things from my own wardrobe, or for guys I just make them wear suits. T_T Oh god. This is something I need to work on badly. 
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Funny thing, I'm kind of the same way! When I have to draw people wearing, you know, just normal today clothes I draw a total blank. I have to actually go look up what kind of stuff normal people wear these days. I have negative interest in caring about what I wear myself, so that's no help, I hear you there!
thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh good, it's not just me. ^^;
Phageous Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The palette swap between the top two sets is kind of breaking my brain. XD Magda can rock Morgan's color scheme, but I'm not sure I can say the same about Morgan with Magda's... ;P

Also with that open shirt I just keep thinking of him going "Ladies~"

Actually, now that I think about it... how does, erm, romantic attraction work for Morgan, as a being that can switch genders? Sorry if you've been asked that a lot before, I'm just now very curious!
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Think I'm with you there, although I'm surprised that a few people seem to like Morgan in... Easter colors, or whatever. XD I don't LOVE Magda's character colors, but AT LEAST ONE of my girls had to wear pink (or at least mauve), whatever my stupid personal biases might be.

Pfft! Indeed, indeed! We all know what Morgan's like by now, whether we like it or not. ;)

Good question! Rampant, eclectic shapeshifting meant Morgan disassociated from identifying as either sex long ago, and with that went any inhibition/preferences for partners either way. Morgan's gender-blind enough to forget sometimes that most other people are not. I don't know if this was just Morgan's tendency, or if anyone would become pansexual under the same circumstances. I kind of suspect the former, but we'll never know.     
Comedic44 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He has a crush on Magda and his female self.... so.... kinda, I guess.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
(Pansexual, for Morgan, by the way. If fluidity of form's convinced him of anything, it's how very much and how terribly little our bodies have to do with who we are (*wiggles fingers*) inside. He can be shallow as anyone and in that sense he's attracted to both sexes physically, but finds personalities faaaar more intriguing and is more likely to take an interest in someone for that alone. :) )  
Comedic44 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah-ha! *and then there was clarity* 

I gotcha! 
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