EACH week one other celeb emerges from their loopy costume, however what’s it prefer to be remodeled into one of many characters within the first place? The Solar’s Deputy TV Editor FELICITY CROSS tried moving into a few the oddball outfits, aided by The Masked Singer’s inventive workforce . . .
‘I DIDN’T cowl myself in glory at my native’s most up-to-date karaoke night time, so I knew attempting to carry a tune whereas swathed in fur and fins can be a problem.
However I clambered into The Masked Singer’s Snow Leopard and Lionfish costumes – as worn by Gloria Hunniford and Will Young on this series – to see how powerful ITV’s wacky expertise present actually was on its superstar contestants.
And by no means once more will I choose their vocals or awkward actions harshly, as a result of, boy, even respiratory was exhausting.
Simply 5 minutes within the large masks made my mouth go dry and the strain of its supporting cage resting on my brow was immense.
It turned out I used to be in good firm. Costume designer Tim Simpson stated: “Singer Gabrielle was fairly freaked by being in Harlequin final 12 months as a result of the masks was very near her face.
“That’s the place we now have to work with them on set and preserve tweaking issues till they’re snug. We’d put extra air flow in, make tiny changes. As long as you’re regularly attending to their worries, you’ll get by it.”
Snow Leopard specifically felt very heavy, and when coupled with the luxurious furs it actually was exhausting to maneuver. And that’s earlier than I found how my imaginative and prescient was impaired – no surprise Gloria needed to be guided on and off stage.
It’s a wierd feeling being so weighed down whereas unable to see, and was a heavy burden in some ways.
Tim stated that classical singer Katherine Jenkins – who appeared as Octopus in sequence one – struggled a lot that her costume needed to be redesigned.
He recalled: “She labored actually exhausting at it. Then, after two or three days of capturing, it was obvious it was simply too heavy and I needed to construct an entire Dalek-like rig inside it so it might wheel round on stage.”
After which there’s a really sensible consideration – what occurs if the celebrities have to go to the bathroom?
Tim laughed and stated: “We simply should get them in a fast change, strip them off, get them into their ‘black secret costume’, (to cover their identification from any passers-by) and all of their masks and their hood and their visor. They nip to the john, then it’s straight again out on stage.
“We haven’t had a case of diarrhoea and vomiting – that may be past disagreeable. It’d push us all around the edge.”
After simply minutes inside one of many cramped, cumbersome costumes, I can see why.’
https://www.thesun.ie/television/8317528/the-masked-singer-secrets-oddball-outfits/ The Masked Singer’s costume workforce reveal secrets and techniques of the present’s oddball outfits from respiratory struggles to utilizing the john