I'm far from a fashionable person so I've been having trouble clothing my drawings in interesting ways. Are there any good tips for creating outfits like those seen in video games or something like that. Or do I basically just look at a shit load of video game characters until I become inspired?
I remember a tutorial for creating creatures that said you should think about what an animal might need in its environment, and I tried to apply that same advice to costume design but I get as far as a plain jacket and boots... maybe a belt if I'm feeling especially creative. So how do I know what to add when so much of character design seems so unnecessary, with all those seemingly random straps and belts and flaps that make the character look interesting?