Created for TheOC-pageantOfDA
The theme: "Winter Feelings"
Though he found it difficult to pull himself out of his latest project, Seito finally departed for the world where the Pageant was taking place. Though his well-insulated body has little need for protection from cold climates, he had just finished patching up his wounds from a fight with some bothersome tomb raiders, so he figured that something that covered him up would be the most tasteful, as to not show off a bunch of scars that hadn't yet healed completely. Since the theme revolved around winter clothing that had colors to express his feelings about the Pageant and winter in general, he set his fabric synthesizers to work and came up with something that was both warm and comfortable and looked attractive, while at the same time retaining just a little of his personal sense of style.
One trip through a trans-dimensional portal later and he had arrived on the grounds of the manor where the Pageant was taking place. And it was indeed a winter wonderland, with a snow-covered landscape spread out around him and fresh snow falling from the sky. Taking a while to wander through the trees before meeting up with the rest of the contestants, he enjoyed the strange silence that comes with a fresh snowfall, the only sounds coming from his boots crunching through the snow and his steady breathing.
For the symbolism of his choice in colors:
White and beige: His thick, thermal jacket, slacks, and winter boots are colored to represent the snow and cold of the season and the way that it coats the landscape in silent sleep.
Blue-Gray: The bluish-gray of the jacket's thermal inner lining reflects the gray sky that is so prevalent during this season.
Deep blue: Under his jacket he wears a wool sweater colored a deep blue, representing the sky on a clear night and the deeper mysteries of the universe that he often contemplates on such a cold and timeless season, and also representing the depth of his own years and all of his collective experiences.
Red: His wool scarf is dyed a bright red, representing the undercurrent of life that sleeps beneath the snow. Though it is cold and still now, new life will rise up when the snow thaws, and so that red represents hope for new beginnings, new opportunities, friendships and experiences.
Gold: Gold stars decorate his sweater, representing the stars of the night sky, and they also provide a pattern for his scarf, making a nice contrast with the red. Gold is a color of alchemical purity and it is also a color representing rarity and wealth. His blood is also gold, so it symbolizes to him that which is very precious to him, and is also a symbol of his striving for inner perfection.