A screen matched police officer costume from Luc Besson sci-fi action classic The Fifth Element.
Police officers featured throughout the film as they hunted the alien escapee Leeloo and her protector Korben and policed the rough streets of The Federated Territories' capital, New York City. The circle emblem on the chest armour screen-matches the costume to the officer in the passenger seat of the vehicle that crashed into a McDonald's truck while the police chased Korben and Leeloo.
Exhibiting a futuristic appearance, the costume comprises a fibreglass helmet (labelled "45, Chris"); a ribbed balaclava; a long-sleeved underlayer top with a zip running down the front; a padded cotton ribbed overvest with attached sleeves and shoulder armour components (labelled "Costume 6"); black foam shoulder padding with a strip of Velcro on one side; a plastic chest armour piece which displays a light-up marbled circle panel; a pair of black Lycra shorts with elasticated braces (size 3); two full-length ribbed leg pads; a plastic codpiece; a pair of black leather gloves with metal spike detailing (size L); and black distressed leather boots with detachable metal toe plates.
Two transparent blue visors adorn the front of the helmet, to which various white "Police" decals are adhered. Attached to the helmet is an animatronic cable that would have enabled the visors to move up and down. The plastic components of the costume have been finished in a faux-bronze colour. A battery pack with various cables is situated on the back of the overvest and connects to a cable within the chest armour. Internal electronics are fitted behind the circle panel on the chest armour and a red light is located on the left shoulder, both powered by a 12-volt DC power supply.
Accompanying the costume is a dense rubber riot shield, a rubber truncheon and a blue-and-faux-silver stunt gun. The shield displays protruding rubber spikes and a yellow "Police" emblem on the front. Engraved text adorns both sides of the gun and a magnet is adhered to the underside, allowing the weapon to be attached to the costume's left shoulder.
The animatronic cable on the helmet no longer functions, and some of the decals have begun to peel away on the right side. Signs of production use are present on the lot, including minor paint wear, dirt marks on the overvest, the rubber grill on the top of the shield has become damaged and the faux-bronze armour pieces have been intentionally distressed to create a worn appearance.
Materials: Man-Made Woven Fibres, Rubber, Fibreglass, Ferrous Metals.
As this item contains electronic components, every effort has been made to describe them accurately. However, no guarantee or warranty is made as to the functionality, lifespan or safety of those components. It is entirely incumbent on the new owner to satisfy themselves as to their safe use and maintenance.
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