Hi, everyone, and welcome to Clothesmnonaut, the blog for the discussion of the psychology of clothing and costumes and also for the posting of cool pictures! The clothes we wear–whether we are donning work attire or a fancy dress costume–say so much about us. They telegraph to others our class status, our occupation, our moods, our political opinions, and, most tellingly, how we want to be perceived by the rest of society. Performers and costumers use the language of clothes to convey information about characters in a film or theatrical production to the audience. The black-hatted villain/white-hatted hero of matinee Westerns is a very obvious example. I hope that this blog will become a forum for clothing and costume analaysis as well as a place to discuss cool projects.