Do: Blaze a Trail
Caston estimates that she’s created around 800 outfits for Sue over the course of the last five seasons, which averages out to 8 costume changes per episode. “In the beginning, it was hard to find her clothes…. Now, for some reason, it’s much easier,” the designer said of looks like a sleeveless boys’ vintage shirt — customized for Sue with a DIY appliqué, natch — seen in the season four episode “Last Whiff of Summer.” Has Sue Heck become a style icon? Not exactly, said Caston. “There’s a new wave in fashion now, I call it ‘hyper Americana.’ It’s straight-forward and colorful, and the lines are very clean. That’s what I’m looking for.”
The 100th episode of The Middle airs tonight at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.