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“Masked Singers”: increasingly stunning costumes

“Masked Singers”: increasingly stunning costumes

Zee team Masked singers She’s outdone herself once again in season three of the popular Sunday show, which will be added to the TVA schedule starting September 17.

The tailoring workshop was a veritable beehive of activity for four months, with each of the fifteen costumes requiring an average of 500 hours of work from around thirty enthusiasts, including seamstresses and experts in frames, mechanisms, carving, casting, finishing and ivory.

The orange cone, the new uniform for Season 3, represents our city perfectly.

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The orange cone, the new uniform for Season 3, represents our city perfectly.

This year, we had to devote more than 800 hours to preparing one of the characters we will soon discover.

“We’ve managed to raise the bar. The first season we started from nothing. We would love to have a recipe, but it doesn’t work that way. For each costume, each case is dealt with individually,” Patrick Martel, head of the costume department, told QMI.

“Every time, there are new things to discover, even if we still rely on previous seasons. In particular, we learned the techniques of vision and head weight. As for the ideas, they are enough for the next twenty years!” he added with a wide smile.

Patrick Martel is in charge of costumes

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Patrick Martel is responsible for the costumes for “The Masked Singers.”

Of course we need new material, as was the case with this third season’s astronaut. “For the astronautician, we have a lot of retouching to see the correct comment, for the casing, a dark effect, but it caches the face of the person in the interior, all the time in this place. via. Harder than it looks!” he testified, adding that his team is increasingly calling They flockIt is a technique used by Leo, and it consists of “gluing small hairs to a surface by pushing them over the glued area and directing them with an electrical charge so that the hairs appear as if they are planted in the right direction.”

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Patrick Martel in The Secret of the Gods regarding the identity of the participants. He has been involved from the beginning with content producer Martin Proulx. In addition to meeting the characters, exchanging ideas with them, taking their measurements and supervising the sewing process, he is also on hand to help them put on their costumes with the help of Florence Dusole and Sandra Turgeon, who also work in the costume shop. By Christine Plouffe.

“I love being here in the studio, because I see the costumes moving and evolving,” Mr. Martel said.

Quebec fashion in France

Fashion Masked singers They were so sought after that some ended up on the French version of the show, such as Lobster the Sheriff and Monkey Mandrill. “I’m very proud that these costumes have had an afterlife,” said Mr Martel, who teaches puppetry and scenography at the University of Queensland, as well as to students enrolled in the Theater Specialist Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Puppetry, a unique program in the country. .

He is also the puppeteer on the show Mosquito Storyvillecreated by Kid Koala, takes him around the world, but he says he’s keeping room in his schedule for a potential fourth season of Masked singers.

The third season is produced by Productions Déferlantes Masked singers It will air starting September 17 at 7pm on TVA.