How to dress like a 'Baahubali' fan

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 09, 2017 11:58 hrs

The countdown is nearly up! Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is all set to take us by storm this Friday. The grandeur of the riveting world of Mahismathi enveloped us in 2015. And continues to keep us in its thrall. There’s no denying that Baahubali is an experience.

So why not dress up for the final part? Here's a crash course on how.

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We'll start with the ladies. The women of Mahishmathi are badass. They're tough as nails, bold, quick on their feet and smart. They can outmanoeuvre their opponent on the battlefield and in mind-games. So when it comes to their attire it's about being nimble. And what lets them do that is the comfort and free-flow of the Sari and it's alteration to pant-sari when necessitated. For those of you who aren't comfortable with the six-yard, worry not. There's always the dhoti-pant.

As for the blouses, depending on the occasion and location, they range from puff sleeves, short sleeves and sleeveless vests. And don't skimp on the colours.

Thankfully, in Mahishmathi, there is no judgment on how a woman wears her hair. Put it up in a bun. Plait it. Let it fly. Go with what you like.

Other stylised elements that you could add to your Baahubali get up would be the big 'Sivagami' bindhi. Temple jewellery. Oodles of bangles. Or, opt for the raw and earthy accessories of 'Avanthika'. This would be the time to bring out your stock of terracotta jewellery.

And, be generous with the Kajal.

Now, to fix your bag. Swap your usual strappy one for a Yoga Bag. Pretend it's a quiver full of arrows and fill it up with the essentials you just can't leave the house without.

Now, for the men. Gun-Metal Gray. Lots of it. From Katappa to Baahubali, armour features prominently in their closet. A suit of metal is improbable. But a t-shirt, shirt or kurta, and that too in grey, is highly doable. If you're looking for a touch of royalty, get yourself a brightly hued silk scarf. And don't forget the dhoti-pants.

If you're in need of a haircut, postpone it. Let your locks stay wild. Much like the warrior Princes Amarendra Baahubali and Bhallaladeva.

Keep them beards. Don't let the heat faze you. At least not until April 28.

Sport a necklace. Keep it simple like Katappa or, go bling like Bijaladeva.

You could also consider earrings. They add swag to the men of Mahishmathi.

As for footwear, dig out those Kolhapuris, Mojaris and Juttis that you bring out only in times of weddings. Dust it off, and wear it to the theatres this Friday.

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