Here in Victoria, it is hard to tell the retro-hippies and new-age hippie-want-to-be types from the street people. Walking downtown can be interesting–not knowing if that person beside you will accost you for change, blow pot fumes in your face, or just walk on by with a dreamy expression on their way to their banker job.
People are not always what they appear. This came up in the prompt about talismans, and is worth exploring further.
So for today’s prompt, delve into appearance–for both your character and those around them. Does your character appear to be a banker but actually have a disreputable past and a criminal record? Look like a street person but is actually a missionary (because undercover cop is just too obvious)? A young kid but is middle-aged (you don’t want to know how many 50-somethings wear their hair in dreds here). Similar to Mrs. Bucket, how can you play with the misconceptions people make when they first see your character?