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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

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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
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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. 
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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. 
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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!
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thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh good, it's not just me. ^^;
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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!
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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.     
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Comedic44 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He has a crush on Magda and his female self.... so.... kinda, I guess.
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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. :) )  
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Comedic44 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah-ha! *and then there was clarity* 

I gotcha! 
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ToAtoneArt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow! I like!
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Tigerach Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the modern one.  I notice that on the "Somewhat More Presentable" they pretty much switch pallates.  I like these characters and their clothing designs--very cool!
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Jane-Martin906 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Really digging the Winter and Modern looks. Morgan's beard adds a lot more style to him. :D
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Also, forgot to mention, modern Morgan's beard adds so much! :lol:
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Pointy beards for the win! *flails*

So damn tempted to permanently give him that beard after drawing this. Maybe it can make the odd cameo. It's not like he's a miraculous shapeshifter who can change his appearance at will or anything. ;) 
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I love winter suits so much! People look extra cuddly with them, it makes me wanna hug them and dig my face in their clothes like a pillow and never let go until spring.

But modern Morgan looks fantastic too! (For some reason, "modern Morgan" was just a tongue-twister for me, I couldn't say it right the first time.) Those glasses man, classy! And the jacket, and shirt, all these buttons! The everything! He looks like such a neat eccentric oddball that he is. :D

These clothes sheets make me wanna try and draw clothes sheets for my own characters, too.
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I know, for serious! I get all shallow and excited when the weather gets cold, because people wrap up in winter clothes and I just... find clothes much more attractive than skin. Is that just me? It might indeed be the cuddly factor. Drat our weird wrinkly sparsely-haired hides, we are not all that snuggly on our own.

Ha, thanks! He'd be a total oddball, yes. But classy. Maybe. He looks like the creeper in the mall you almost want to go talk to, but decide to watch from behind a plant instead.

You shooould! I'd like to see that, actually! I bet you could come up with some really interesting outfits.  
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Ah yes! I thought I was the only one who finds clothes more attractive than skin. Skin is just... nacked. 8D Not much to be creative about. While you can gets crazy about cloth designs. (Not saying nude art isn't pretty, just saying there's more variation when it comes to clothes and stuff. And yes, cuddle factor, lol)
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Pffft-- I love how Morgan's "presentable" clothes have essentially the same colour scheme as Madga's default outfit-- could he be not-so-subtly hinting that he thinks she looks more than presentable on a daily basis? :'D
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OMG WOW MORGAN I actually really like your "Presentable" outfit ????

HE LOOKS SO DIFFERENT
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AnajiNeff Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Gosh I adore these two, Morgan looks like he'd be a scream to meet on the street somewhere.
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AbysmalSecrets Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
oh I love those costumes! your designs are so cool... :woohoo:
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MacCloy13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE everything about your characters.   :)
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IceboxYeti Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing designs! The color choices are amazing!
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Splash-Otter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Cool clothing concepts-all the outfits' colors wrk well with one another :D
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artsytarts Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I like the modern one very much. :) They look really cool in that garb.
But really, the default suits Morgan best, simply because of the shredded cape. I really, really like Magda in her presentable clothes.
Presentable Morgan on the other hand freaks me out. XD There's something about the open shirt and puffed sleeves that scream 'untrustworthy'. Which he is anyway, but even more so when he's wearing that.
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Yunimori Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's too bad Magda doesn't realise how beautiful she is. Because she truly is very, very pretty.
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Toradh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely! I like costume design so much, and your outfits don’t only look good, they also look practical.
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DangerousRadical Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...that's it.  Modern and Winter Morgan-attires are so freakin' AWESOME.  
Especially Modern.  Holy DAMN the Warlock has some style and he is ROCKIN' it out like a BOSS =D

Lord...Morgan in Magda's colours... You know, that can be taken SO. MANY. WAYS. don't you? *evil chuckle*  He could easily warp that into something far more embarrassing.  And hilarious.  And then Magda could do the wonderful things she does to Morgan when he chooses to act like a jackass.  An impromptu romp to the tune of "Manly Men" from Robin Hood: Men In Tights springs to mind from those pants alone.  Either that or Magda waking up to the sounds of "I'M SO PRETTY!  OH SO PREEEEETTY!" at some ungodly hour of the morning.  I envision a disgruntled Magda throwing things of varying magnitudes at him and him neatly ducking everything whilst still singing XD

Your art is simply fantastic.  Not only do you create such wild and vivid characters, whose personalities continue to shape and mould your world, but you also provide some FANTASTIC inspiration for me.  Since getting more fully into costuming (fursuiting, historical, steampunk/dieselpunk, etc), I often find myself coming back to your art for clothing-relating ponderings for the characters I portray visually throughout my outdoor performances :heart:

Seeing your art puts a smile on my face a mile wide.  I love them all.  Never stop drawing this rich, beautiful world of yours, eh? <3
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Ankh-Ascendant Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I die I want to be reincarnated as Morgan. Genderqueer badass chaotic shapeshifter :heart:

On the subject of this particular picture, I have a fondness for the presentable and winter clothes ^^ I like the modern ones, but Morgan still looks like a century behind the times :P 
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
I am right exactly behind you. *highfive*

Also, thank you! Yeah, I imagine Morgan'd be into the alternative scene were he knocking around our time period, so not so readily identifiable as 'modern', which was kind of dodging the point... but you know. I can't do anything with this one, he does whut he he wants. (:
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Axolotl-mafia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Digital Artist
I always get so excited when I see your work in my inbox. Hope these coming seasons inspire you, your work is just so wonderfully whimsical and such a treat to get to see :heart:. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I always grin when I see your art notifications in my inbox. Its always a pleasure getting to know your characters.
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Ookamikuro Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the color palettes and how they sort of switch between the two characters. Also the fact that Modern Morgan doesn't have shoes.
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Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
 I like Magda's modern clothes the best. :)
Though with Morgan it's a tie between the modern and the top right.
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Amaris-the-Demon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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ReforgedSteel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Modern one feels like he's supposed to be steampunk -- also it's strange seeing a male character named morgan... like myself. Also; I was opposed to wearing shoes for ages.... so... be careful where you tread... lest there be nails of "this is creepy now."
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AlvarV Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Originally Morgan was female before the whole incident thing,  he is no longer bound to a particular sex, but mentally I have no idea wheter she considers himself female or male
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Points for following along! :glomp: Mentally, Morgan no longer considers themselves as either. (:
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AlvarV Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem, for some reason my memory is excellent when it comes to stories and characters I like, and yours are fascinating. (Now if only it had the same mental acuity for mathematical formulae :P)

Curious thing that, not considering ones self as female or male, but as both and neither.

By the way, where can I find your stories? do you have a webcomic or something? I would love to read them
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Haha, I hear you there! Those darned numberz.

Yeah, Morgan kinda gets that from me, I admit.

Aw, thanks for your interest! However, I suck, and I keep most of my stories in my head with very little written down. Any writing I have worth sharing is posted to my gallery here, and that's about it! If I ever get off my ass and get a comic or story going we'll hear about, I promise. :)  
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ReforgedSteel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well ;P 
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Yeah, it was kind of a conveniently unisex name. I hadn't planned that business that Alvar explained when I first made up the character, so a male Morgan was intentional. I've just always liked it best as a guy name. (: I've had a number of male Morgans comment on Daubenmire over the years, so there are definitely a few out there!
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