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Behind the scenes

Meet our costume designer…

With Halloween fast approaching, we go behind-the-scenes to see what happens backstage in the lead up to Howl’o’ween at Chessington World of Adventures Resort with its very own Costume Team, responsible for making hundreds of spooktacular costumes.  

The Costume Team work throughout the year making each unique costume from scratch, Georgia, Lead Costume Designer, explains “Howl’o’ween costumes are at the front of our minds for most of the year as some garments can take weeks to make.”

So how do you make a costume? “Every design that is done starts off with a sketch, I make three of four of each design until I come up with a final one that everyone approves” explains Georgia. “After this my team and I go fabric shopping for certain fabrics that we feel will work with the costumes we are going to make. From this we then use a basic block to work from, we put all our rough measurements we have into making things like jackets and trousers and adjust once we have casted our actors.”

October 2017

Merlin Entertainment