For Legacy of Time, Presto Studios sought out professional industrial designers to create the JumpSuit from the designs of Phil Saunders.
"We approached Don Pennington, an Emmy award winning special effects artist, one of the most recognizable names in the industry," said Saunders. "Fortunately, Don was finishing work on the movie Titanic when we asked him to build our suit, so he was able to begin work right away."
Various stages of construction with actor Jerry Rector in the completed suit.
The suit had to be painted green to avoid problems during the bluescreen shoot.
To ensure that the suit fit properly, Don had Jerry Rector, the actor portraying Gage Blackwood, come into his effects studio to create a plaster cast mold of his body. Once the suit was complete, Jerry Rector would wear the suit for two weeks during the blue screen filming sessions.
A full-body cast of Jerry Rector was made to ensure a matching fit.
The result of the design and construction period was a life-sized JumpSuit that would become one of the most recognizable and important elements of Legacy of Time. Not only was the suit important for the cinematic sequences of the game, the technology of adopting different guises was a driving force in the game.
"The Chameleon JumpSuit was critical to Legacy of Time," remarks lead writer Eric Dallaire. "We incorporated the necessity of swapping guises into many puzzles. There are times when you need to be wearing the correct guise in order to get information out of someone. It really added a unique depth to the whole game."