Nite Owl's (Patrick Wilson) master paint test belt from Zack Snyder’s 2009 superhero epic, Watchman.
The film, based on the best-selling graphic novel, follows the lives of five unlikely superheroes in a world on the brink of nuclear destruction.
This gold coloured paint test belt was used during preproduction, allowing costume designers to finalise the character’s look by testing paint colours against the rest of the costume. As this is a master item, it would have been used in later production stages when the overall styles and shapes of the costume had been finalised.
The paint test belt features the signature crescent moon on the front and ridged details as worn by the caped hero throughout the film. Made from resin and plastic, it does not feature the metal hinges of the final model – instead, Velcro® straps and strips of duct tape allow easy application to and removal from the actor or costume.
The rubber has been torn at the right side from heavy use during production. At the back, a strip of tape has been fixed over a Velcro® patch and hand-labelled ‘Paint Master’. Significant patches of wear can be seen across the piece, with paint irregularities and slightly degraded rubber in places - however it remains in overall fair production-used condition. Please note that this belt does not include any sizing information,
Materials: Rubber, Resin, Tape, Velcro®.
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.