I just have one question today. Do they keep the clothes or not?
Some shapeshifters who walk about as human (fully clothed) will shift to an animal form, then when they shift back, they’re clothed again.
Other shifters lose those clothes in the process of changing, and are nekkid when they switch back to human form. (That’s my personal favorite. You can do so much with a slightly confused naked man, can’t you?)
Other shifters take off actual skin to shift, such as selkies, and then there was that episode of Supernatural where the shifter tore off the skin to reveal his ugly shifty shape beneath. (I tried to find a pic of Dean Winchester shifting, but couldn’t. Sorry, I know beefcake is always appreciated.)
What about the shifter in The Terminator? Remember the second movie with that fluid-metallic shifter? He kept the clothes, the weapons, everything.
Some legends have men donning an animal fur in order to shift.
So what about you? Clothing optional? Or does it magically shift with the molecules and return after a shift?