Should '20s Bob Haircut be female only? A man with bobbed hair is not likey to evoke the 20s unless he is cross dressing.
Perhaps medieval bobbed hair might be a good idea as well? Boys with bobbed hair tend to evoke the middle ages, I am certain I have seen the hair cut used that way a few times.
Some examples on Bob Haircut that could work:
Doned from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. (?? not sure, he is from modern times, but when everyone gets sent to the more medieval Ivalice he fits in best and is the most attached to it)
Haku of Spirited Away, also a male version. (?? not sure, bobbed hair makes him seem more from another time, but not midieval Europeon which is what I am more familer with)
Kel from the Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce. Probably has a great deal to do with the fact that she's, well, an actual page. (a girl, but doing a mans job)
Sabriel from the Old Kingdom trilogy is described as having this type of haircut in Sabriel, although the cover illustration shows her with long hair. (same as above, a woman, but discribes as being mannish)
Some other examples I can think of:
He-Man, Eternia is not medieval but it uses a lot of mideval imagery
Arthur from the Disney version of The Sword And The Stone. Pretty straight-forward. Literally a page late in the movie.
Pageboys are a different kind of cut. They're a bit longer and shaggier, and they always include the fringe. It's definitely used on a lot of young boys in medieval stories and fantasy. It doesn't need to be angular, as in Wart's hair in The Sword in the Stone.
Agreed with willthiswork. I think that pages' hair cut is just a type of bob hair cut. It's usually longer, but ladies' bobs have various lengths and variations as well.
I'd like it to be a sister trope to '20s Bob Haircut and Scifi Bob Haircut.
Pageboy is a variation on the bob, with different connotations. It is a high glamour style, not a trendy flapper style. The most famous woman's pageboy is probably Bettie Paige; the most famous man's is Prince Valiant.
But again, a pageboy cut, even though it's more specific than bob, is not a trope by itself. If we're going to have a trope about it (and I agree that the medieval, on-guys version could well be a trope), it'll need a more specific name than Pageboy Cut.
eta: and Bettie Page wouldn't qualify. In fact, I don't see any trope at all in her haircut (although that doesn't mean there isn't one).
Agreed. I googled Bettie P. pictures and she has longer hair than a bob requires. At least in my mental image of the hair cut.
Medieval/fantasy setting and the pageboy cut for boys and men should be a trope.
In any case, the pageboy cut thing isn't really relevant to this thread. If someone wants to try to make a new trope, YKTTW is thataway. So, what's actually remaining here? Is 20's bob getting close to being launchable? And is this going to become a disambiguation? (I think it should.)
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Alternative Titles: Bob Haircut
27th Jul '12 12:32:25 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
Bob Haircut is being split into two tropes: Bob haircut to indicate a flapper or the twenties, and bob haircut to indicate a scifi setting. This crowner contains names for both tropes.