Friday, October 16, 2009

'Kada Kwento Shoot Day 2

Whenever I'm in charge of costumes for a shoot, I'm usually a lot more relaxed than when I'm handling props and sets. I handle smaller items when I style - clothes, accessories, maybe a bag, sewing kit, pins. But for 'Kada Kwento Day 2, I couldn't escape dealing with bigger things - spray paint, rubber, tin sheets, rugby. We had to make a Tin Man - the next character from the Wizard of Oz that Jackie imagines appearing to her at a party. With a LOT of help from Marco (he practically took charge!), we were able to come up with the costume using rubber fthat shoes and slipper parts are made of.

tin man 1
This is Gino, modeling the first phase of the costume
for us. It's still black at this point. It seems to fit! Yay!

tin man 2
Using a LOT of spray paint (and I mean a LOT! I think
I used almost 10 cans!), we were able to turn it into this!
This is Marco having fun and imagining himself as Iron Man.

tin man 4
We stuck some nuts (with no bolts) as buttons, and gave him a bowtie,
and on shooting day, we had all the parts ready!

tin man 7
We had every kind of adhesive with us - double-sided mounting tape, blu tac, mighty bond, rugby -- everything that we thought we would need to keep the costume together!
In picture: Marco putting the costume on Gee, the talent, and Nicole, a PA who helped us spray paint and put it all together!

tin man 6
I also had to add the silver mask, funnel, silver gloves, pants and
long-sleeved top to complete the look.

tin man 8
And now putting the legs part...

tin man 10
Jackie meets the Tin Man!
I think this is our most complete whole body picture of the Tin Man costume.
We totally forgot to take him with the entire thing!

After around 30 minutes of waiting, the Tin Man could finally do his scene. Gee, the talent who stepped into the role, was a great sport! He was patient with us as we put the costume on him piece by piece, and didn't freak out when I explained that the spray paint would inevitably leave traces on his skin. We even painted his face (again, a great job by Carmie, the make up artist!), and he wore the silver mask and hat the whole time, but he was still in high spirits as we ended his segment. The 15 or so minutes that he was on set were some of the most tense I've ever been as stylist. Looks like even when I'm handling clothes, I still can't escape art dept. activities!

Watch the 'Kada Kwento episode where the Tin Man makes his appearance here. =D


Safari Tree Adventures said...

haha!! great tin man costume :D he should wear it for halloween too!

michael said...

Vicky Velasco!:p I wish I had your knack for creating everyday objects into the most awesome costumes, sets and visual masterpieces.:) When I scrolled down your blog to see what you and your team made with those cassette tapes, parang I want to order the lamp for myself. hahaha!:) Take care Vicky Velasco!:p Continue to Lead, Create and Communicate!:p

- Mikey Tan:)