I agreed to help out the first weekend in August, which for personal reasons was a very difficult weekend (Dustin and I had a family funeral and also lost a beloved pet all while trying to rebound from the robbery at Upshift). Meeting with Natalie and discussing my involvement was a much needed distraction and October 16th seemed eons away. Well here it is and the costumes are finally coming together.
Wardrobing is a hurry-up-and-wait game. It all depends on casting along with last minute script changes. Everything solidified last week, so it was go-time for tracking down costumes that would make the cast come to life for this movie. I had to take the vision of the director/producer and combine that with my own ideas of garments that would tell a story while supporting the cast in becoming the actual part they are playing.
I shopped a lot, and committed to mostly used clothing. I wanted the garments to look worn in, realistic. The cast includes a lead lady, man, two young boys, and eight baseball players (and possibly an ump). The trickiest items to pull were the 8 identical baseball uniforms. Try as I might I couldn't track down vintage baseball uniforms so we settled on ordering new ones from Amazon. Below are images of each costume. I'll update the blog to show images of the cast in the costumes once we start shooting, which takes place at night between 5pm and 2am. Each night as we wrap up shooting I plan to snooze a bit and then party on down for our anniversary party at Upshift.
|Lead female - Kay|
|Lead male - Max|
|Boy - Flynn|
|Boy - Casey|