COSTUME DESIGN & PRODUCTION

One of Area 51’s unique selling points is that we have designed and created a vast stock of costumes, using our own skilled in-house teams. The range includes full-size robots, animatronic trolls and creatures, big bobble-head 3D caricatures of rock stars, stunning dancewear and themed costume ensembles for fairy tales and fantasies. Our creations are a key part of our events entertainment service, but we are happy to quote for costume commissions for clients.

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One of Area 51’s unique selling points is that we have designed and created a vast stock of costumes, using our own skilled in-house teams. The range includes full-size robots, animatronic trolls and creatures, big bobble-head 3D caricatures of rock stars, stunning dancewear and themed costume ensembles for fairy tales and fantasies. Our creations are a key part of our events entertainment service, but we are happy to quote for costume commissions for clients.

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

HAMMING IT UP AT SILVERSTONE

Area 51 helped bring a flavour of the Balearic party scene to Formula 1’s British Grand Prix staged at Silverstone. The company created a special “Ham-former” robot stilts character, a hybrid of the popular A51 Transformer and a Lewis Hamilton bobble head, which caused a storm among race fans

FORMULA 1 BOBBLEHEADS

Caption / alt text: Racing ahead – Area 51 sculptured 3D caricature heads for Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Riccardo and Valtteri Bottas. In the vast crowded venues of F1, create a range of eye-catching, identifiable caricatures who will stand out and be greeted rapturously wherever the F1 races are held

JAX JONES GOES LARGE

Originally commissioned for the video of his hit song ‘Breathe’, Jax Jones’ big bobblehead had to be instantly recognisable. It also needed to be customised for the BRITS Awards with a mic inserted into the head and a speaker system that was worn on a chunky gold chain around his neck. This enabled him to conduct interviews with the world’s press before the evening’s proceedings began.

AREA 51 `AVALANCHE` FOR NEW ALPINE SHOW

A spectacular new Alpine-themed show combining extreme sports and circus skills made its debut at one of the UK’s most prestigious arenas, to huge critical acclaim. The Area 51 production of ‘Alpine Nights’ is the ultimate après-ski experience: ice cool and an off-piste elegance with first class entertainment.

TWISTD FIRESTARTERS

What happens if you bring together the UK’s largest indoor winter music festival at one of the nation’s best loved holiday resorts with the warped wit and wisdom of Area 51?

QUACK TEAM FITS THE BILL!

A successful rural country bistro-pub and restaurant required an innovative, high-impact PR campaign to help promote the business in the wake of an expensive kitchen refurbishment. Ten eye-catching duck character costumes were designed and created in-house at Area 51’s workshop.

BLACK SITE – THE MOVIE

It was a case of going underground and tunnel vision as Area 51’s creative crew were summoned to help with the shooting of a much-anticipated supernatural sci-fi thriller movie.

BUTTONS THE CADBURY COW

Research for chocolate makers Cadbury found that 1 in 3 children didn’t realise milk came from cows. And many didn’t how big they are. So Cadbury asked Area 51 to create a life-size, realistic,  animatronic cow, named Buttons. She would show families at London’s Southbank Centre how friendly cows can be and help launch the Cadbury

NEW AREA 51 BASE IN TROPICAL PARADISE

Area 51 are delighted to establish a permanent base in the tropical paradise of the Maldives after helping to launch an exclusive and one-of-a-kind resort in the Indian Ocean.

ED’S UP ON CREATURE CHAOS!

Initial sightings placed the lithe creature in southern Wales where it managed to stow away on board a 747 airliner bound for Florida in the USA but it has also been spotted in Oklahoma and Las Vegas. More recently, additional sightings have been made in Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Chile and Argentina.

THE TROLL

The world’s only walking, talking animatronic Troll, measuring a mighty 9ft tall and 7ft wide. The Troll had to be a movie-quality walking, talking monster, able to move around at live events in forests, fields or on floors. We used the latest in silicone skins and paint effects to ensure he was as real close up as in promo pics.

SWEET KANDI LUSH SAGA

Memories of sunshine doused summer days on the party island of Ibiza aren’t melting into winter obscurity thanks to the sweet success of Hed Kandi’s 2015 season which was hailed a tropical paradise

ROBOTS INVADE HYDE PARK

The future came to London’s Hyde Park when Area 51 teamed up with Cirque Beserk to unleash Mechanika, a surreal cyborg spectacular that stunned A-list celebs like David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff and thousands of astonished members of the public.

SCISSOR SISTERS COLLABORATIONS

American disco-glam group, Scissor Sisters, regularly team up with Area 51 to help create stunning show costumes and props for their extravagant live performances

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

We tasked ourselves to create a series of high quality décor and props to whisk you off down the legendary yellow brick road with the key characters in film-quality costumes. Oz is the perfect theme for private and corporate events and is guaranteed to appeal to all ages. The look is based on the 1939 movie adaptation of L Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s book. Its strong visual style provides that essential feel-good factor which event managers seek. 

KANDI HEADS – FANTASY FUN IN IBIZA

Once upon a time a legendary name from Ibiza’s clubland royalty needed candy to turn the heads of the party elite and so they called on Area 51 to help. Hed Kandi approached the Warwickshire company to create an elaborate and bespoke collection of stunning set

HOMESERVE HEROES

Area 51 are experts at bringing brand expression to life. When a multimillion pound campaign, created by Grey London and venturethree, needed to be fronted by five “HomeServe Heroes”, for TV and press ads, direct and field marketing activity as well as on vehicles, they turned to us.