Lot # 880 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - The Comedian's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) Complete Costume

Stock #106678

The Comedian's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) complete costume from Zack Snyder's neo-noir superhero film Watchmen. Known for his violent vigilante methods, Edward Blake wore his costume during his time with the original incarnation of the Watchmen, and while working as a paramilitary agent for the US government, fighting alongside Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) in Vietnam. After The Comedian was thrown out of a window, his former colleague Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) found his costume hidden in a secret compartment in a wall.

The film's costumes were designed by Academy Award-nominated designer Michael Wilkinson. In the book The Art of the Film: Watchmen, Wilkinson discusses how the Comedian's costume evolved from a 1930s aesthetic - similar to that of a circus performer - to his 1970s look, "[an] armoured tank of a character€¦ very nihilistic, world-weary, bitter character."

This ensemble consists of an eye mask, torso armour (marked "Hero #2"), elbow pads, gloves ("Hero #2"), a pair of trousers with detachable knee pads ("Hero #2"), a belt with holsters, a knife scabbard, an ammunition pouch ("Hero #2"), knife, the Comedian's iconic "Smiley Face" pin badge and a pair of leather motorcycle boots ("Stunt"). The torso armour features two patriotic shoulder pads, the right one with a silver star on a blue background and the left with red-and-white stripes. The trousers feature a leather-padded codpiece.

The knife has a black resin handle with ergonomic ridges for the fingers and a bronzed guard. The blade is made of steel and has been dulled for safe use on set. It sits in a black leather pouch that straps around the right calf.

The costume has been intentionally distressed to look old and battle-scarred.

£10,000 - 15,000 Ω

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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