Iconography of The Nothing Part II
In countless stories throughout history, the hero gears up for battle, donning armor, or weapons, or talismans to prepare them for battle against some enemy or force of darkness. In The Nothing a simple bathrobe is the uniform of our hero, an unwitting adventurer ripped away from everything he knows.
Costume design and wardrobe play a significant part in the storytelling of The Nothing, and the bathrobe worn by our protagonist, Ren, symbolizes, amongst other things, how very unprepared our characters are to find themselves in the strange circumstances they awake to. Ren isn’t an action hero, and the events that unfold over the course of our story are the very last things he is prepared for.