The Snout costumes needed to look arresting, be wearable and at the same time incorporate all the electronics. The masks had to be light and strong. The clothes needed to be strong enough to have the sensors and cables sewn in without the costumes sagging. Most of the costumes for sale we researched are made in lightweight nylon so we decided to make our own costumes instead based on easily available patterns. We chose simple patterns that could be adapted and made to fit a range of sizes as well as incorporate the electronics. The mask and head needed to have enough room for the sensors to be concealed but have a free air flow around them, and the sensors had to be sealed off from the performer's breath.

Jenson Taylor 2008-01-25