Eastbourne amateur artist makes costume for cinema

An amateur artist from Eastbourne was asked by Cineworld to make them a character from the Despicable Me films.

Chris Da Silva was asked if he could make Cineworld Eastbourne a costume based on the minion from the computer-animated 3D family sci-fi comedy.

Chris Da Silva

Chris Da Silva

They gave him a deadline of a week and he completed it in just two days. The talented artist has also made other costumes such as Power Rangers and Iron Man.

It was his last project that caught the eye of the cinema after he made the Iron Man costume out of camping mat foam and used paint to make it look realistic. Chris put the piece together for the midnight premiere back in May.

The cinema saw his creative talent and asked him to make them a costume for one of their employees to wear for the family day.

The former Sussex Downs College student has always had a talent for art and design.

The 20-year-old has never wanted to pursue the hobby as a job though, saying, “If it was to become a job it would become a chore and I wouldn’t enjoy it as much, at college I focused on illustration which is obviously quite far from costume design.”

Just under a week since he has finished the minion Chris is already planning new costumes to make.

He said, “I have been asked to make another Storm Trooper costume, Captain America and more Iron Man costumes.”