Here are the costumes of the characters, the actors here have tried them on. I believe every single outfit worked for the character it was for and made the look of the film better, and also captured the essence of the script well. It especially worked for Pamela, her performance, costume and dialogue made the full package and just worked. It make you like the character because she looks so crazy, even though she is super rude and racist!
Jane looks great and exactly how she should be. She looks like shes trying to dress younger than her age, she gives off the vibe that she puts herself over others, and has the typical mean girl look. She is exactly that. I feel you can tell she is trying to use this situation as a platform for fame as she looks too good to be shopping in a supermarket like this.
Nick and Stacey go well together because they match. The idea was that they would wear similar style clothes to help aid the fact that they are together. It also can hint at why they have lots of trouble because neither of them are unique, they both look the same so maybe that could be why they have issues – lack of freedom and individuality.
Byron and Valerie aid the idea of branding the supermarket and making it feel real. Both are wearing uniforms, both are accurate to supermarket attire due to the research I conducted.
Ashir looks exactly what I wanted. I wanted him to not take away too much shine from other characters like Pamela and Jane but I didn’t want him to be too bland, that is why I settled with a coloured button up shirt. I think it works well for his character.
Here is a look at the supermarket set dressing the occurred on the day of filming. As you can see, I have achieved the goal of making the supermarket look messy and over the top to match the comedic aspects of the script, and I also feel it gives the film a strong styling. The blood most certainly helps this. The aim was to trash the store but make it look real but stylised, and I feel I managed to succeed in doing that.
The office also worked well. There was a lot going on in the background, which helps the camera department have interesting visuals and makes the whole thing feel authentic. I used what was in the supermarket and added upon that, due to that helping reduce the budget and also its more convenient for time schedules to build upon what is already there, otherwise I’d have to fill an entire warehouse which there was no time for. I like the aesthetic of the warehouse, it is the place they spend the most time and I feel it holds up well to the script and its beat.
Here is the shot of the Plain Jane dolls I added into the set to drop hints at who is the killer. I wanted it to feel like it belongs on the shop floor, so it couldn’t be just randomly placed or placed in a weird way. The goal was for it to be subtle, but the lighting and framing means it cannot be seen well.
For the office, I placed the Ez Mart custom stationary on the desk and around the room. I added in plants to make the scene look more interesting, but also show how Valerie is lonely only has her plants to look after. The plants are dull too, further hinting at her personality. I added in adhesive green stripes onto the wall the break up the boring pale white walls and give it some vibrancy.