The news is all about Black Friday today. According to most reports, stores were noticeably less packed this year. I would like to believe it has something to do with people reevaluating what’s important to them and spending less but it probably just means more people are doing their shopping online.
I was intrigued to see that the employees at Target that were interviewed were all wearing different outfits. Sure, they all adhered to the same khaki on bottom and red on top, but they were able to decide which specific clothes they would wear. One guy wore a red hoodie with khaki pants, while a girl went with a red t-shirt and a khaki skirt.
I was reminded of Renee Zellwegger’s character in Empire Records who, unhappy with the new Music Town dress code, decides to wear an orange apron and ONLY an orange apron.
As an exercise:
Imagine your character has a Christmas job at Target. What outfit would they decide on? Remember they have to stick with red on top and khaki on bottom. Now do the exercise for your other characters. How would your hero and villain’s outfit differ?