This movie takes place in 2008. A sweet, fun, beauty pageant competition goes wrong. Mothers are vicariously living through their daughters and their competitive nature coupled with past incidents between the two mothers comes to the surface. Issues and tensions boil over, leading to a deadly scene between the two.
The film gives off a dark mood and can be compared or similar to the movie Black Swan. While the overall movie gives off a dark tone, costumes and styling are bright with pageant clothing and glitzy professional mothers.
CASTING AND STYLE OVERVIEW
For both mothers in the film (Tiffany and Doreen) we wanted them to have a suburban mother look and feel. These characters were dressed in a more conservative tone and style.
Doreen, the mother of the pageant winner, is well put together, but not as wealthy as Tiffany. Her style is a toned down casual/professional look with a casual bag and jewelry.
Phil, Tiffany's husband, was styled in a put together, buttoned up, casual professional fashion. Phil isn't concerned with wearing major labels or brands, even though he can afford them.
Our budget for 5 characters was $500. Two of those costumes were for pageant girls, and we needed full double costumes for the women.
We spent $475, returned $215, with a total spent of $260.
Missy Graf was styled with a green blouse, khaki flats, wedding ring, and pearl necklace. Her hair is was worn down and loose with sides pinned. She had no earrings, red lipstick, and nude nails.
Colleen Mooney was styled with a tan cardigan, white blouse, black flats, necklace, and gold earrings. She had a purse with cheetah scarf. Her hair was worn down in light curls.
Mike McNamara was styled in a gray collared shirt with a blazer and denim jeans. He wore brown shoes. His accessories included a wedding band and watch.
Jersie Joniak was styled in a pageant dress, crown, silver flats, necklace, and bracelet. Safety pins were used in the back when the front mic was showing on the right shoulder. She had a purple eye look with a berry lip color, with her hair half up half down with a bun.
Bridget Hill was styled in a pageant dress, silver flats, necklace, bracelet, and headband. Her hair was curled with a hair wand, including a small center crown along with her headband. Her makeup was a pink lip and neutral eye look.
Stylists: Shavonne Burns, Kelsey Cox, Rachel Shipley