Four of the costumes for The Masked Singer season two have been revealed, and they’re even wilder, crazier, and more spectacular than the first season’s costumes. One is an egg-shaped head, with a fried egg as a hat; the character is called The Egg.
Meanwhile, Fox announced today that The Masked Singer season three will premiere after the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. The hit show will have two seasons during the 2019-2020 television season, both of which will air opposite Survivor in the fall and spring.
Is two seasons back to back too much Masked Singer? Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said this at the Television Critics Association summer press tour this morning:
“Now, for context, because the first question I often get is, ‘Aren’t you scared of burning out your big hit?’ Well, this year FOX will air about 30 hours of The Masked Singer. And for sake of comparison, by the end of this season, The Voice and The Bachelor franchise each will have aired at least 75 hours.
And the success of The Masked Singer is also influencing the types of unscripted shows that we’re pursuing: bold and brash, risk taking and fun.”
As to the new characters/costumes/disguises, costume designer Marina Toybina has returned for season two.
Earlier this summer, she told EW that the costumes would be more mobile and also provide better visibility for the mostly C-list celebrities inside. “We want them to be more playful on stage, like a little party. These are enriched in detail. They’re walkable art,” she said.
The Butterfly, Toybina told EW, is “very mythical and magical,” while The Skeleton was designed to be “something that wasn’t scary.”
Fox released official photos of four of the costumes, which you can see below. Two other costumes were on display for reporters at TCA, including The Fox, which looks like a fox in a steampunk outfit and is massive and bulky, and The Butterfly, which has a high-fashion, highly bedazzled design, and is very small, probably for a very tiny person.