“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” costume designer Megan Stark EvansThe fashion from the popular franchise is being reimagined for HBO Max’s reboot. She assembled a meticulously researched wardrobe for the main characters Imogen, Tabby (Chandler Kinney), Faran, Mouse (Malia Pyles), Noa [Maia Reficco], and Karen and Kelly Beasley (“Mallory Bechtel”) to do so.
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There are over 400 costume changes in season 1. This is a great way to unpack the series and connect to the original series, which debuted on Freeform back in 2010. The setting has changed — Rosewood was brought to life from a stage in LA, while Millwood is imagined as a blue-collar factory town filmed in Upstate New York — and so too has the wardrobe.
Evans, who worked previously on Oscar-winning films “Sound of Metal”FX’s “A Teacher,”You can also email POPSUGAR to make this distinction. “Our ‘PLL’ is more grounded, a mix of gritty realism with fun, teen fashion,”She said. “The original ‘PLL’ used a lot of heels, short fancy dresses, and light jackets since they were often shooting indoors. We were shooting exteriors in 0-degree weather with snow on the ground. This makes style more natural by default.”
High heels are no more a staple in a woman’s fashion collection. “Today, it’s all about cool chunky sneakers, block-heeled Mary Janes, menswear-inspired footwear like loafers, tough flats, or platform combat boots. Our Liars are exploring mysteries and running from A in the gritty terrain of Millwood, and they can’t do that in spike-heel platforms.”
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Above: Megan Stark Evans at the set of “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.”
Evans was still influenced in some ways by I. Marlene King’s early characters. She didn’t speak to the original costume crew, but she was sure to make subtle connections. “You could say that Tabby has shades of Spencer’s (Troian Bellisario) preppy style shown through her edgy menswear, Noa translates some of Emily’s (Shay Mitchell) sporty style, and Karen is inspired by Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) consistent use of the color pink and perfectly composed outfits,”She said. “Rosewood varsity jackets even show up in the carnival episode, and the group of Rosewood High girls shown at the carnival are directly inspired by the original PLLs.”
Evans confirms that more than half of the costumes in each character are vintage or thrifted. She also tapped small designers to create a unique, low-key look that echoes everyday street style.
She shares her mood board with the cast and shares some behind-the-scenes shots.