Ok so when I get a request, I think about not only their outfits, but their personality as well as the things they come into contact with in the movie.
Some requests I can do instantly…but others I end up thinking about for weeks before I put them out. I’ll have them designed in my head, but finding the right accessories can take FOREVERRR.
So then I break the character up into pieces. Focus on different key design points in their clothes, and try to pick them up in the clothes I chose.
And then accessories is where it all ties together.