• Costumes in teenage horrors are
made to fit into the scene and
their characters and age. This
film is set in America, where the
weather is hot, this explains why
this character is in a crop top,
shorts and a thin cardigan. Her
costume helps shows to the
audience her age and her stance
makes her look vulnerable. Her
make up seems minimal and her
hair looks naturally straight. Her
make up looks minimal but
natural but her lips looks
coloured and glossy to show that
she takes care in her
Costumes usually used in horrors
• Antagonist usually in dark, dull colours to show to
the audience their emotion and personality is
very mysterious and sinister.
• This could also show to the audience that they
have a dark side to them, that they might not
have seen yet.
• Nude colours or white used for the protagonists
to show their innocence. The white could show
that they are pure, the nude colour could show
Our costume ideas
Our costume idea is to make sure that the antagonist stands out to the audience
and intimidate and scare them whilst watching the film.
The antagonist Jamal, is dressed mainly in white and black. This is to show to the
audience that his personality is split between good and evil. The white in his outfit
portrays innocence as he is not the one who is bullying the troubled girl Genner.
The fashionable way in which Jamal dresses suggests to the audience that he is still
in education and that he independent and strong.
Taylor is mainly dress in nude colour tops, darkly coloured bottoms and
red/maroon coloured shoes. This is to show her innocence and love in the scene.
The white illustrating innocents as she doesn’t play a part in the physical bullying.
The red connotes her love for Taylor and her strong feelings for him.
The other girls from the elite group are called (Chanel, Taylor, Jamal, Trey, Kim and
Brandy). They will be dressed in casual clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, blouses and
hoodies. This is to show that the characters are laid back not well educated as
they are uncaring . This way the audience wouldn't sympathise them.
Genner the girl that deals with the bullying and ends up possessing Jamal. Wears
dark clothing both on the top and the bottom. This is to show her uniqueness and
her darkness that has built up from all the damage and wounds that the girls have
inflicted upon her.
Hair ideas used in Horror films
• In slasher films the girls hair are usually blond or on
occasion brunette. Mostly blonds to show that they are
unintelligent and vulnerable to the audience. Their hair
is usually straight and well presentable.
• Unlike possession film where the characters hair are
normally natural and long. The protagonist hair are
usually brunette or light brown, to show their
intelligence but also their vulnerability.
• The antagonist hair are usually short and messy or long
and droopy, which fall in front of their face to give
them a more scary and disorientated look to the
Our hair ideas
• Our antagonist Genner is going to have her hair up to show her control
and the features on her face, especially after the girls have terrorised her.
Sometimes her hair is left down, this is done to show her vulnerability in
the scenes. Especially near the beginning of the trailer to show where she
was an outcast and defenceless and a target to the elite group. The fact
that her hair will be covering her face could help show to the audience her
secret undying love for Jamal.
• Taylor will have her hair natural but presentable to the audience, and give
of the feel that she cares about her education about her presentation.
• Jamal will have a shape which isn’t clean but this will show to the
audience that he’s still at school and cant afford to keep up with having a
hair cut every week. This could show that he’s quite laid back and doesn’t
worry to much about his presentation to the others in the group.
• All the members of the elite group apart from Jamal and Genner, have
their hair have their hair casual and scruffy, this shows that they don’t care
to much about their presentation.
Make-up ideas used in horror films
• The protagonist make up in the possession films are usually
pale make-up. Their make up are usually pale with a slight
colour on the cheeks to show life but normally no colours
on the lips and eyes.
• The antagonist usually has a pale face in possession films to
show their ghostly spirit effect. The paleness in their face
could also show that they have no life in them (Lifeless).
They usually have dark eye make up to show their inner
darkness to the audience, it also shows that they have a
darker side to them that the audience might not be able to
see straight away. Sometimes on the antagonist they show
broses and scares from past events, which could also be
horrific to the audience.
Our make-up ideas
Genner’s make up will be dark around the eyes to show her deeper and dark side
to the audience. Most of her make up will be dark to show that later on in the film
she reveals her dark side to the audience and deep inside she is evil. She will have
dark lipstick on her lips to connote death and fear to the audience. The lipstick
colour will either be dark purple or black. The make –up used on her face will
illustrate the hidden emotion which she tries to hide form Jamal.
Taylor will have no make up on, to make sure she looks natural and to show to
people that she takes care of her skin and doesn’t need make up to make her face
better. This is to also show that Jamal loves her for who she is not what she looks
Kim also doesn’t wear make up because she doesn't care what people think about
her with or without make up, so she prefers not to wear it. Also the fact that she is
full education she doesn't always have the money to keep topping up on make-up.
Chanel always wears a full face of make-up because she’s fixated with herself and
likes to see herself highly and would like others to think the same too.
Brandy will wear some make up now and again to show to the audience that she
takes care in her self and her presentation.