By patrickjack84, Feb 26 2016 01:18PM
We had 4 days to turn around 25 Walking Dead Zombie Costume, 25 Viking Costumes (including all amour, weapons and shields) & 15 Orange is the New Black Prison uniforms. YES it was madness! But I lived to tell the tale.
I’m always up for a challenge, and I’m NEVER beaten.
Myself and my team worked relentlessly to make sure we were fully prepped.
My supervisor was pulling weaponry and furs for Vikings from The Costume Studio in North London, two assistants were in my studio breaking down Zombie Costumes, My trainee was collecting shoes and accessories, I had a maker on board to recreate the designs of the Orange is the New Black Uniforms and while overseeing all of this I was buying/designing/arranging and basically just doing what I do but at SUPER lightening speed.
Everyone was amazing on the job and I couldn’t have done it without them.
I also had two dressers on hands on the two shoot days at pinewood to cope with the sheer amount of cast and on set checks.
But we did it, with a lot of coffee, chocolate and team spirit we got there. And I have to say it all looked pretty wonderful in the end.
My amazing friend Liz Hart designed the Make-Up and Prosthetics and did a brilliant job.
You can see the commercial here.
There are some images below of the costumes and a team selfie just to prove amongst it all we still managed to have fun. (its never dull in my costume truck!)