These costumes were made for The Haunted Express to Cursed Willow Woods over in Northern Ireland. The costumes were part of a production for a themed event. The Pumpkin Patch people are the friendly introduction into a nail biting Spooky Halloween tour.
We were contacted by Martin with a basic design idea which we then had to expand upon. We gathered samples of what we considered to be suitable materials and colours as we travelled around fabric and haberdashery stockists and used WhatsApp to send over photos and have discussions.
On completion of the design and sampling the commissioned costumes needed to be for a generic large size male and a female ranging from size 8-12 UK. This meant most fitting parts of the costume had to be elasticated or easy to alter. There is elastic in the back waist and legs of both costumes, and poppers are used for fastening rather than buttons and lots of buttonholes. The striped fabric for the t-shirts is stretchy. We were unable to source the correct colour striped cloth and rather than opting for printing on this occasion we used two different fabrics to create our own striped fabric. The leggings and socks were printed and made by a third party supplier.
These two costumes were a joy to work on, extremely cheerful and fun. We can’t wait to see them in production.
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