September was a busy month here at ABC Inflatables. Busy and BIG, with two huge custom inflatables for different clients. Both inflatables were incredibly imaginative and, because of their size, both demanded a lot of workshop space to build them. It was an enjoyable challenge for us to use some ABC creative magic to bring each customers’ vision to life.
Ice Mountain for Comic Con
Firstly, we made a giant cold air-filled inflatable ‘Ice Mountain’ for a convention at Excel. MCM London Comic Con is the UK’s biggest celebration of modern pop culture with more than 131,000 visitors. This popular annual event attracts fans of film, sci-fi, gaming, anime, manga, online video, comic books and cosplay. The crowds descend for a three-day extravaganza with all the the big movie studios present and attendant celebrities.
The client used our custom inflatable Ice Mountain as a sampling booth for fans to walk right into. As it was the biggest display item at the whole exhibition, it was an impressive sight. This really was a giant custom inflatable – standing over 7 meters tall! We had to make it with a double skin to allow people to go inside and we painted the outside to replicate the client’s fictitious ice mountain. Thanks to Tim, our own in-house painter, we can move (ice) mountains for our clients. He helps us keep our lead times really tight when we do the artwork in the UK. We were very pleased with the outcome and the client was delighted too:
“I just wanted to say thanks much for your help with The Ice Mountain. It was really successful at the exhibition and we were soooo pleased. Thanks again!”
Inflatable Wall for Lazy Oaf
Our other huge September project was to make a giant inflatable ‘wall’ to go in front of a building in London. The fashion label Lazy Oaf decided to celebrate their fifteenth birthday by launching a pop-up exhibition at Shoreditch’s Protein Studios. They kicked off the exhibition with a private view party and they wanted to be sure to make a big impact. Lazy Oaf design clothing and accessories that feature bold colours and graphic prints. In keeping with their weird and wonderful aesthetic, they wanted guests to enter the party through the mouth of a huge inflatable pink head-shaped wall! What an unforgettable entrance!
Their innovative idea for one of our giant custom inflatables took some doing. We only had two weeks from their first enquiry to installation so the lead times were very tight. With a stupendous effort by everyone involved, including Tim, we did it and it proved a huge hit with passers-by and on social media!
“Thanks again for the inflatable – it came out so good and we’ve had a great response to it.”
If you have a fantastic idea for a custom inflatable, you can email us or give us a ring on 01295 278600. Let us create something exceptional for your party or event that will get all your guests and visitors talking!