THE BRASS COAST
People of the Souf
Brass Coast, or "Freeborn" characters hail from the shores and plains of the south-western Empire, with a strong culture in seafaring and commerce.
Their costumes tend to be bright, colourful and often a bit swooshy. As a general rule they do not wear black in their day-to-day, this is reserved for wrapping corpses, and white is the colour of poverty - those that cannot afford dye.
Flame, Dust and Glass
Colour is important to the Freeborn - you're looking for a primarily flame-inspired palette with flashes of contrast here and there, perhaps by building up layers and scarves and wraps.
Really Long Tunic
A really long shapeless tunic thing. It comes in BRIGHT FUCKIN YELLOW, grey and navy. Just a decent baselayer really - the yellow could serve you well in Dawn or the Brass Coast, the other colours for Varushka or Wintermark. It's a linen blend so the beige will take dye well if you wanted to turn it green for Navarr or something.
Solid Cashmere Scarves
A freeborn staple is the scarf, in as many colours as you can stand. They also make good material for a tagelmus. These Cashmere Scarvs feel nice against the skin and are warmer than some-others. Honestly you can pick these up almost anywhere. The image is from ASDA the link is Amazon.
£3 - 30
SHINIES. Jewelry really makes a character! Ideal for Wintermark Steinr, but I could also see Dawn or even the Brass Coast wearing this amongst their other trinkets.
Jangley Bling Sash
Often sold as belly dance scarves or belly dance skirts, in a variety of colours. Often seen draped over your nearest Brass Coast character, and purple ones are a great addition to a Grendel monstering outfit.
Cool and made from IC looking fabric. They come in loads of colours, if you can only find pale ones try dying them a more on brief colour. You can get these from about March to September, from loads of different shops, but sometimes you get what you pay for and the cheaper ones might not last more than a year.
£10 - 25
Plain cotton t-shirts are great under-layers and cheap to come by
Brass Coast Co-Ord Set - Many Colours Available
A fancy-ass tunic, a nice plain pair of pants to match, a matching scarf, and it comes in basically any colour you can think of (all under different item listings on the vendor site, have an explore). Brass coast on a budget doesn't get much more perfect than this.
Belts are really good and holding pants up. But they also help add details and layers with 0 effort. Never wear just one, wear them in different places. Belts with texture are event better, woven ones are great and look really setting appropriate. Primark often do a set of two bets for less than £3.
Silk(ish) Dressing Gown
Google fu is needed to find these, sometimes they are in high street shops but for the brighter colours and a cheaper price, online wins. Try terms like the following "Bride Bridesmaid Robe Kimono Wedding Silk Satin Dressing Gown Sleepwear Bathrobe" Red ones are easy to come by in January and February. You can jazz it up by sewing or sticking on beads, trim or other floaty things.
£5 - £50
Ditch the belt and you've got a nice multipurpose mid-sleeve rust-red tunic here. Fine as-is, but spent half an hour sticking some trim to it to make it steinr, or beads and shinies and you've got a decent layer for the brass coast.