Being an assassin in a fantasy novel is no laughing matter.
With a mix of danger, intrigue, and magic, it’s easy to see why many people find wet-work a thrilling life choice.
However, to coin a cliché, with great power comes great responsibility, and choosing the right wardrobe is key to success.
Because, if you want to be an assassin, you need to look the part (I didn’t make the rules).
Here are five essential things that every fantasy assassin should consider wearing.
1. A cloak with a hood.
Let’s be honest, cloaks with hoods are just cool. They’re the epitome of badassery, and they provide a perfect disguise for when you’re sneaking around, trying to kill someone. Make sure your cloak is enchanted for maximum coolness, and don’t forget the hood—it keeps your hair from getting in your face, which is never a good look.
2. A pair of enchanted boots.
Every good assassin needs a pair of enchanted boots, not only to enhance your agility and speed, but also so you look good while doing it. Whether you’re jumping from rooftop to rooftop, or just walking down a grim backstreet, enchanted boots will make sure that everyone knows you mean business.
3. A belt with a million pockets.
An awesome belt is a must-have for any assassin. It’s the perfect way to stash your weapons, lockpicks, and poisons without having to carry a bulky bag. Plus, it makes you look like a bat-related superhero…or a really well-equipped assassin.
4. A pair of invisibility gloves.
Invisibility is a valuable tool for any assassin, and what better way to achieve it than with a pair of invisibility gloves? Not only will they help you stay hidden while you’re out on a contract, but they also give you an extra layer of protection against chilly eveningst. Just make sure you don’t forget to take them off before shaking hands with your next target.
5. A pair of dark sunglasses.
Dark sunglasses are the epitome of cool, and they’re a must-have for any assassin, fantasy or otherwise. They provide a perfect disguise for when you’re trying to blend in with the crowd, and they also protect your eyes from the bright light of justice. Did I mention they just look cool? Because that’s really all that matters.
Remember, the right outfit can make all the difference between success and failure, so choose wisely, or risk being the laughing stock of the assassin community.
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