Since I'm the one who does the sewing in the family I got the job of costume director. A very fun and rewarding job if I do say so myself! :) (and yes, it does have its stressful moments as well :P!) So to hold you off until filming is complete I wanted to share with you some of the costume ideas I have for Literal. I'll start with our two main characters:
Doug is our main character, he's kind of goofy, silly, and a little on the crazy side. Christopher wants Doug's style to be based on his own personal style which means nothing matches, pants from the 1970's and plaids and stripes, together! He also wants the usual *necessary* accessories such as bow ties (in crazy colors), hats (unusual ones), and maybe suspenders.
Here are some examples of Christopher's *ahem* unique fashion sense:
Ann is more quite and reserved than Doug, so I wanted her clothes to express that as well. We're aiming for simple, practical, but at the same time cute. Christopher wants Ann to look like a little girl so I'm trying to find "girlish" clothes that don't look too silly for a 15 year old to wear.
As his name states Mr. M runs the media and TV station Doug Hoop works at. So he will be dressed like a typical business man. Nothing special. Black suit, tie, you get the picture.
As the son of Mr. Media Sr., Mr. Media Jr. is the definition of hip and trendy. I want Mr. Media Jr. to look like "the modern teenage boy" and this picture is EXACTLY what I want! The moment I saw it I was like "THAT'S my Media Jr.!" I can't wait to work on this costume!
Master Smoothlips is the town lawyer. He "goes through life believing everything with no beliefs". I want him to look professional yet trendy at the same time like a cross between Mr. Media Sr. and Mr. Media Jr. I'll probably end up putting Master Smoothlips in gray or brown just to break things up a bit. That way I won't have two characters (Mr. Media and Master Smoothlips) both in a black suit.
She's the one who always wears a christian graphic t-shirt (you know, the one that screams something like I heart Jesus!? or let's go get everyone saved!?) We will be making a one of a kind t-shirt design specifically for Typical Christian's character. Sorry, I can't give anything else away. It's a secret! But basically, she's going to look like the average teenage girl, a typical Christian.
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