WHEN the Footy Show staged a comic reality television segment last year called Big Bill’s House, its stars suffered a rather uncomfortable “wardrobe malfunction”.
Mostly tall former AFL footballers, the show’s hosts wore onesies for the Big Brother-style segment — only to find the garments too short in the leg and rather too cramped a little further north.
But south-west business Jumpsuit Jamas has come to the rescue this year, creating six custom-made royal blue onesies that allow the stars to get up to their usual hijinks while keeping their ankles warm and without risking a wedgie.
Jumpsuit Jamas’s onesies had their television debut last night when Big Bill’s House 2 went to air on Channel Nine.
Jumpsuit Jamas co-owner Lynda Page, of Jancourt East near Timboon, said the order for the Footy Show was one of a number of her creations being used in novel and flamboyant ways.
Other onesies made by Mrs Page have included those representing Ralph and Rosie characters in an anti-bullying campaign in Queensland schools, a very large one for a man who wanted to wear it over his motorcycle outfit on a charity ride and a mascot outfit for the Simpson Tigers Football Netball Club.
Book Week in schools this week had also generated requests for onesies representing characters from books.
“Business is going well,” Mrs Page said.