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Costume Concepts for ‘Evasion’ – part 2

Howdydodyday! I hope y’all have had a spectacular Easter!

Another thing I’ve been working on, besides makeup, is costumes. I love planning, shopping for, and building costumes, so I was very excited to get do help with this part of our film.

When we first started talking about our characters and plot line, Lizzy was inspired, and put together this costume with things we had around the house. We all liked it, but once I saw it, I realized that we needed to stay away from too much camo, because we wanted the costumes to feel much more militia-like, rather than army uniforms.

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I like to draw costumes because it helps me think through the characters story, and gives me a better idea of what exactly I need to look for when I start looking for the various little pieces.

Here is my costume concept drawing for the character Lizzy will be playing.

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Before I drew this, I looked up pictures of characters from movies who’s costumes were similar to the one I was seeing in my head. I posted them to everybody else, so they could see and give their opinion. We all liked this one the best.

This is Trinity, from The Matrix. I really liked the ripped and running knit sweater on top, with the hole-y and worn cuffs.

This is Trinity, from The Matrix. I really liked the ripped and running knit sweater on top, with the hole-y and worn cuffs.

One day, when we had time, us Polings took a trip to the thrift store together to look for some good costume stuff. This is what we came home with for the base of Lizzy’s costume. Later, I took it through a weathering process (to be written about soon!) to make it look more like I was thinking.

Sorry the lighting is so bad. You can't really tell, but the sweater is dark green and the pants are a dark mulberry color. We still aren't sure about having reddish pants, and we might go with different ones.

Sorry the lighting is so bad. You can’t really tell, but the sweater is dark green and the pants are a dark mulberry color. We still aren’t sure about having reddish pants, and we might go with different ones.

Here’s a more finished look for Lizzy. There’s still some pieces missing, but I really like the look of it.

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I also drew a concept drawing for one of the other characters (casting yet to be finalized). I was really glad I did this because it helped me think of what we wanted and didn’t want specifically. I got a lot of good feedback from everybody else, and I came to understand what each person was thinking a bit more clearly from their constructive criticism.

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Here’s some reference photos I used from Denzel Washington’s costume in The Book of Eli:

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We have yet to put this costume all the way together, but it was still really helpful to have something down on paper when we went to the thrift store to look for anything and everything we could find.

Here’s a couple of costumes we put together from our thrift store adventure + some things we already had at our house that we may or may not use.

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Aaaaaand finally, Phillip and I worked together to get his costume put together. He looks knee-knocking-shakin’-in-me-boots good and totally deserves several pictures. 🙂

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I’m so scared.

Anyway, that’s it for me today! Let me know if you have any comments or questions. I anxiously await the arrival of comment notifications, so don’t be shy. 😉 Until next week!

And that’s the way the cookie crumbles.