I've watched this subject with interest.
The first question in my mind was, "Have you ever applied for a
'teaching' job?" secondly, "Have you ever been a substitute teacher?"
thirdly, "Are you a parent and/or do you have any close relatives with
students who are in their teen-age years?"
I see this 'fad' running rampant in our culture. I have, certainly, a
personally feeling about this, but in light of teaching "art", do we
have to "wear it" to "teach it?"
If the person posing this question, even that they do pose it, has the
question of it; what else is going on there? To teach art is "not about
what you wear". To teach reading, social studies, math is not "about
what you wear". Do you think you should be viewed differently because
you are teaching Art?
The bottom line here is do you really want a job with young citizens?
What age group of students do you seek to teach? Depending on where you
live, (studend's exposure) the students may be so "caught up" in your
personal 'display' that they may find it difficult to hear your lesson.
Or, is that your lesson? There are many ways to teach to the creative
nature and even to model it without "focus seeking" display or dress.
If you are secure in your personal choice, you never would have posed
this question to a bunch of profesionals you've never met, you would
just be "living on" doing your thing.