Blood has played a key supporting role in season two, and has prominently starred on the front of Mabel’s cream-colored turtleneck in all the flashbacks harkening back to Bunny Folger’s murder.
“We have so many white turtlenecks, all different bloody levels,” Covarrubias said of getting the stains just right from scene to scene, starting with “Bloody Mabel” being found next to Bunny’s body holding a knitting needle. They hired what’s known as an ager-dyer, she explained, “and then they basically do blood tests where they do all different colors and sizes of stains.”
And not knowing who-done-it is frustrating for more than just the audience. “We don’t always fully know the mystery—like I didn’t know, when we were establishing that look with Mabel,” she said, “who the killer was or what the wound is, so we have to work backward from the stain.”
And, of course, “you want it to look real but you want it to read on camera—and it’s also Disney, you don’t want it to look too real,” Covarrubias continued. “So, lots of blood! On our wardrobe truck we have crates that are just blood supplies—and all different ways of squirting the blood onto the clothes. ‘Is it a drip? Is it a spray?'”