I have designed an alien species with a non-humanoid build, and I would like some help with figuring-out what plausible clothing for it would look like.
My objectives for what I would like this species's clothing to look like are as follows:
- The clothing must be such that a single member of this alien species would be able to get dressed by himself without assistance despite his lack of hands.
- I'd like the clothing to be as close to the typical modern-day shirts and pants used by many of us humans in the western world as possible.
- I'd like two distinct outfits for the species: the first being one that only covers the whole torso (including the underside) and the thighs, and the second being one that covers the alien's whole body and serves as its equivalent of the thermals that we humans would wear for trips to Antarctica (with its equivalent of a ski mask and parka hood covering the face and eyes).
Also, please note that including pictures/drawings/diagrams/visuals of any clothing that is proposed in answers to this question is greatly appreciated. (Thank you!😊)
The anatomical specifications of this species are as follows, along with a sketch page of reference pictures:
(Figures 3–7 & 10 have added shading, and Fig. 4 also has contour lines.)
As seen in Fig. 4, this alien has an eel-like head with a bendy neck, a round upper torso with no arms that is shaped like an olive, a lower torso that is cube-shaped like wombat droppings or the body of a boxfish, and four cylindrical legs that each have one knee midway down.
Then, we have the body parts that the alien can use to grasp things. There are five of them altogether, one of which is the alien's mouth, as seen in Fig. 5.
The other four body parts with which the alien can manipulate objects are the flat soles of his four feet, which can grab objects in a similar way to the tip of an elephant's trunk, as seen in Figs. 6 & 7.
Now, let's get on to the movement constraints of this alien's body parts:
Fig. 1 shows how high an average member of the species can kick with his legs (all four legs can kick this high, just not all at once without training in how to do a flying kick).
Fig. 2 gives a view of the underneath of the torso, showing the legs extended to demonstrate approximately how far that they can each swivel side-to-side, being at anywhere between 0 & 90 degrees (technically, they can swivel side-to-side even further to do things like tightrope-walking or going cross-legged).
Fig. 3 gives the species's approximate ankle rotation limits. (Please pardon any lack of clarity in this drawing: I was trying to show what a foot from this species would look like while doing its "elephant-trunk-grasping-thing" while the ankle was rotated at 270 either degrees or 90 degrees, or straight at 0 degrees.)
As for the constraints of neck movement, Fig. 8 shows the approximate limits for how far forward or backward the alien can bend his neck: anywhere in-between 0 degrees, which will have him looking straight upward at the sky, and 180 degrees, which will have his neck bent forward like an elbow macaroni noodle as he looks straight down at his feet.
Fig. 9 Shows the approximate movement constraints for how far this alien can turn his head side-to-side, being anywhere in-between 270 degrees with the head facing fully to the left, and 90 degrees with the head facing fully to the right.
Fig. 10 shows the approximate limits of how far the alien can cock his head in either direction, being anywhere in-between 270 degrees and 90 degrees. (In this Figure, I did not have the shading consistently point down toward the ground, but rather, made it so that the chin kept its shadow at all three angles, to be used to help with visual clarity as to where the chin was at each angle in this somewhat minimally-detailed Figure; I guess that in this figure, the shadow somewhat resembles a goatee.)
If I need to add anything else to this question to further its clarity, please don't hesitate to let me know.