"You're the only Jesus some will ever see"
I think you'll agree that we've saved the best for last. Or at least, after you meet her in Literal you will! This character quickly became the cast and crew's favorite and the girl who played her, (my wonderfully talented cousin) fit her character to a T!
There's not much to say about Typical Christian's (or Tippy) character. She's a typical christian!
As I was planning her costume I wanted to base her off of the average church-going teenager and what else does the average teenage that's on fire for G-D wear but a Christian graphic t-shirt? (Come on, you know you had one at one point. We all did, er, do :)
I can take no credit here. Christopher designed the t-shirt and a local screening shop printed it for us along with several others for crew members and donors from our Literal Indiegogo campaign. I wish I could explain why we chose the phrasing we did but that would spoil it for you. Oh well, guess you'll just have to watch the entire series on YouTube (starting August 5th) to find out! :)
(Here we are discovering that her jeans had gotten dirty and we were miles away from the nearest washing machine. Oh the joys of being a costumer!)
Originally I had planned for the actor who played Typical Christian to just bring her own blue jeans since she was coming in from out of state. But one day as I was talking to the actress's mom on the phone (my aunt) about her costume she suggested colored jeans. What a great idea! So the actress brought all her colored jeans and we finally settled on the green pair which I think looked great with her shirt!
Her shoes are converse (shh don't tell!) that she already owned. I love how the orange and the green go together! They really made her outfit pop!
Once we figured out how we wanted to do her shirt Typical Christian's costume came together really well. She was definitely the easiest person to costume (even if she did live 12 hours away!)! She also was the cutest actor out of the whole lot. (Sorry guys, you all tried! :)
Custom shirt ~ $10.00
Jeans- actress' own $0
Shoes- actress' own $0
Socks- actress' own $0
Earrings- actress' own $0
TOTAL COST= $10.00
So there you have it. I hope this helped introduce you to some of the people of Literal that I know you'll just fall in love with! Christopher and Jonathan did a great job developing these characters and the actors wonderfully portrayed them. Each of their journeys is totally unique and it's amazing to watch them intertwine with each other.
If you've enjoyed this sneak peak into some of the lives in Literal then be sure to go to YouTube on AUGUST 5TH to see the first episode of Literal air! Thanks so much for your support and prayers as we are taking this incredible journey!
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