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 characterâ‚¬Â¦ 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
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