Thanks to everyone's feedback on Louis's costumes. For someone who's out in the open he sure has a large closet ...
These are some costume designs I worked on after a feedback session with my professor. Naturally these characters are too detailed for a three-minute animation all by myself, but I'll simplify it later. On the left: over-extravagant Louis dressed in red for passion and lust, and white for that impeccable cleanliness he excudes, while James Hunter is dressed to look more grounded and compact in plainer, duller colors; he's the no-nonsense to offset Louis's flamboyancy. To the right were their "original" costumes: Louis looks more piratey - in fact it looks like he made his clothes out of the French flag - and James in in much more plain, traditional attire for admiralty.
I'm leaning towards the ensembles on the left; the juxtaposition is far more evident, bringing out the different characters much stronger than the costumes on the right. But these are by no means final designs; comments and criticism are welcome.--Sak
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