Bring Back Casual Edward

6 12 2009

The suit in question.

I’ve been going back and forth on why Edward’s look in New Moon was just bothering me. I think the thing that drew me to the Saga in the first place was how so very HIGH SCHOOL it is… the awkward classroom scenes in Twilight, the over-the-top obsessive crush as it is described in Meyer’s books… it is all just so accurate to the way a high school crush really looks, acts and feels. Right down to the clothing in Twilight.

I know the whole New Moon story revolves around Bella and Jacob, but WHY wasn’t I crushing as hard on Edward this time around? I honestly think it’s his threads! He was just TOO dressy – he was wearing fancy tweed trench coats and tailored suits (with the exception of the first school scene). I’m sorry, but no one in high school wears clothes like that. When NM movie stills starting creeping out, I initially thought his new look was fancy and improved. I’ve officially changed my mind. Team Casual Edward for me.

Thankfully, it looks like they are going back to our casual cool, easy breezy, high school stud muffin Edward for Eclipse.

Eclipse movie still. Yay, casual 17 year old! No pedo.

Perhaps they intentionally dressed more 1900’s because he had been in Europe away from Forks? According to NM costume designer , Tish Monaghan, in her Entertainment Weekly interview, it was RoBear who didn’t like the peacoat and wanted to be in a suit “to look more mature.”

Ummm. No. Edward is 17. HE DOESN’T AGE, REMEMBER??? He cannot just demand that in his rider. Sorry, Rob. Look, we’ll all look past NM as your “bouji suit phase”, but PLEASE for the love of all that is holy, go back to sneakers and jeans. Don’t make us blast the costume designer on Twitter, cuz our crazy asses will do it!

Here’s to a more laid back looking Edward in Eclipse. Or else.