As the world’s top producer of rental spacesuits Global Effects has the best quality and most accurate spacesuit replicas in the world. Period!
Authenticity verses Safety and Comfort. Real spacesuits are complex “personal spacecraft”. They are difficult to get into and often unsafe to use by untrained technicians. We don’t rent real suits. But since we do make real suits, we know how to make exact copies that are easiest and safest for your actor to work in, so your production goes smoothly. The producer of HBO’s “Earth to the Moon” put it best; “What we want are Costumes that look like real spacesuits, Not real spacesuits that are trying to work as costumes.” And that’s what we gave them.
Do we have what you need? Currently in stock we have, over 100 spacesuits and we are building more all the time. This includes complete sets of authentic suits representing all of the US space missions from Mercury to Apollo to NASA’s future return to the moon, as well as most of the Russian suits. If you want something “Not of this Earth”, we have dozens of Futuristic and Science Fiction style suits.
Need historically accurate? Our specialists have the knowledge about the historic space missions and current NASA suits to make you an expert. When our competitors are trying to copy an old mockup training suits, we are duplicating the real deal from first hand access to the real suits and with the years of experience that has made us the best. We don’t use old Russian flight hardware from ebay and pass it off as correct US. Astronaut gear or use round “fish globes” for our Apollo helmets. In other words, we have the right stuff. Global also has accurate copies of many of the support equipment, tools and replica space vehicle to complete your scene.
Custom suit? Try our manufacture for rental option. We have in stock, hundreds of tools, molds and patterns used to make our suits, so if you need something special, we can make it custom and rent it to you. Our clients have benefitted from this dozens of times by being able to meet impossible deadlines while keeping it affordable.
On set support. While some of our suits require technicians most do not. It is only the highest quality, super detailed suits that we require a tech to insure the efficiency of your shoot days and the safety of your talent. We even offer our optional Academy Award winning coolsuits to maximize shooting time and minimize actor heat fatigue.
Flying an actor in a suit? No problem, we have assisted dozens of rigging specialist all over the world who have never flown a spacesuit. Our experienced staff will walk them through the things to avoid as well as supply special hardware for them to use to make sure you get the shots you need on the day you need them.
Cost? We have spacesuits in all levels of detail for every budget. Our complete spacesuit rentals start at just $350 dollars a week. If you think you have a better deal, call use and we will see if we can make it so you can afford the best.
Other sources for rental suits. NASA doesn’t rent their spacesuits. In fact they rent them from us. Some of our competitors even feature our suits on their web pages. We’re flattered. Other companies claim they have been making suits for nearly 30 years, well in our book, making a couple of suits 30 years ago and a few more recently, hardly qualifies as 30 years of experience. Our experience is so vast we can’t list all our credits on this page. To see them please go here: Projects & Credits