Discovering Literary Characters Through Fashion


In this writing exercise, students choose a fictional character and write an essay on the ways that fashion reveals the character in the story. Before writing, students review the story for character clues as well as clothing descriptions and quotes. Warm-up and follow-up activities are included.

Suggested Classes:


State and National Standards:

Arizona, California, Washington, National

Historical fashion sketches in the FIDM Museum & Galleries

Suggested Materials:

  • Classic literature books