Do you find yourself looking at the texture and cut of an outfit someone is wearing, then realise you are creeping them out?
I've gotten good at assessing people and their clothing quickly and covertly. I am constantly taking mental notes of what people are wearing, and what I deciding what they must enjoy as hobbies, do for a living, where they live, if they have pets, etc. I keep a mental file that I pull out when designing costumes. The only problem is when a director says "NO ONE would ever dress like that" when I've copied something I've seen on a real person! I assure everyone out there, truth is stranger than fiction.