GOLD CARD MAN - Costume.
One- 5 foot tall costume.
Plastics & vinyl prints.
Available with Advance Notice.
We created the Credit Card costume for a VISA commercial. The costume looks pretty simple by the look of it, but I can assure you as with most of our costumes, it required many subtle strategies to get it to look so deceptively simple- the arms had to be placed just right, and to keep the card as thin as possible, the suit performer's head had to be turned sideways to his body.
Because the card could not have any visible holes in it, the actor had to perform without any vision ports -aside from being able to see a bit, down where his legs enter the costume. To help with the ambitious stunts the commercial called for, we utilized our video vision goggles and places a small pinhole video camera near eye level behind a very small hole in the costume.
The action was was shot in a greenscreen environment and on a raised stage, which made some of the stunts a lot trickier. The toughest sunt called for the suit performer to ride a bicycle up on the stage. Our suit performers never cease to amaze me- he rode the bike around without a single mishap, no falling and definitely not riding right off the edge of the raised platform. Whew. We also provide our suit performers with radio earphones in these kinds of situations, as added insurance to keep them out of harm's way when they are unable to see properly.
CARD MAN - Credits