obese makeups: Plus One

Plus One

In the Comedy Showcase pilot for this comedy series Rob Black gets invited to his ex-girlfriend’s wedding. When they broke up Linsey (Miranda Raison) was fat but no more, and Rob struggles to score an impressive date to be his ‘Plus One’ at the wedding.

The whole think would have made a neat sketch; it struggled as a pilot; six episodes was beyond stretching it.

The makeup

Kristyan Mallett was the prosthetics makeup designer.

Miranda Raison said:

I read the pilot and I was like I’d really love to do it. There's a fat-suit in the pilot actually and that’s what really sold it. So that was four hours (in makeup)! I just thought, you don’t get to do that sort of stuff very often!’