TOF takes a summer hiatus - library needs meeting rooms for
scheduled summer programs.  No meetings in June, July, August

Wayne Library
461 Valley Road,
Wayne, NJ 07470

This event meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss a specific topic in
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and related genres.

This month we are discussing whether or not clothes do indeed make the man. From
superhero costumes, to period costumes. Would Gone With the Wind be the same
without those dresses?  The Mummy has his wraps.  Dracula's cape.  How much do we
identify a character with the clothes?

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Recaps, comments
Dress for Success
5/23/17 recap

Chris H

Our theme for May was Dress For Success. The following are some examples:

  • TSF!: Hollywoodland - Mystery of George Reeves' death
  • Suspense Central: Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
  • Modern Masters: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  • Batman / Superman / Wonder Woman / Spider-Man et al
  • The Man in the White Suit (1951) starring Alec Guinness
  • The Shadow
  • The Spirit
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Sherlock Holmes - cap and cape
  • Jack Vance - Describes clothing (i.e. Dying Earth Series) 2/3/4/5 tiered hats
  • Enemies & Allies by Kevin J. Anderson (Batman versus Superman)
  • Starfleet uniforms in Star Trek
  • Storm Troopers in Star Was
  • Westerns: Black hats bad - white hats good
  • Lin Carter - uses wild colors (i.e. The 12 Wizards of Ong)
  • The Originals: Elijah Mikelson best dressed vampire ever
  • Tarzan - known for his loincloth
  • Dracula's cape
  • Robin Hood - famous garb
  • Costumes in children's stories: Peter Pan/Hook; Alice; Dorothy
  • Harry Potter - Hogwarts uniforms
  • Santa Claus - red suit
  • Cinderella - rags to riches
  • The Wolf & Little Red Riding Hood
  • Popeye - sailor suit
  • Charlie Brown - famous shirt
  • Archie's Jughead - famous hat

Fun evening coming up with these. Chris Hasselkus