Thomas Manchon has recreated the classic Peter Gabriel costumes from the Genesis era. These highly detailed masks, costumes and props have been painstakingly reproduced from videos and other sources. The attention to detail is astounding!
Thomas first created the flower mask in 2015 after observing that many tribute bands seemed to be recreating this particular mask wrong. Years later, his wife found parts for the fox in a bag lying in the street. This inspired Thomas to start recreating all the masks and costumes. His wife is now totally involved in the whole process!
Recreating a costume is a hard and slow process. The first part is finding enough information (colour, fabrics, how it’s made, size, shape. etc.) from photos and videos. When there’s enough information, he will draw a plan and start to look for the materials. He and his wife will then start the cutting/glueing/soldering/sewing process. There’s sometimes months of research before they start the fabrication!