The Lost World: Jurassic Park Roland Tembo Costume Build - COMPLETED

CT1138

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For Christmas, I got one of the last pieces I needed to finish my Roland Tembo costume: an original Willis & Geiger Hemingway jacket, just like the one Pete Postlethwaite uses in the movie "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" as the venerable hunter, Roland Tembo. I already have the boots, white cotton dress shirt, khaki shorts, and and most of the accessories (gold watch, leather band, gold earing, hat), all that's left is a fake double barreled shotgun. I know, it was a rifle in the movie, but you try finding a replica of a .600 Nitro Express. :p


I'll post more images if anybody is interested. :)
 
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division 6

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Re: The Lost World: Jurassic Park Roland Tembo Costume Build

Cool looking shirt/ jacket.

It's really sad that Safari and Hunting jackets cost ridiculous amounts of money for what is eventually a cheap army blouse (what they where originally) that usually cost no more than $20-$30.
All's you are paying for is the name.
 

CT1138

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Re: The Lost World: Jurassic Park Roland Tembo Costume Build

Cool looking shirt/ jacket.

It's really sad that Safari and Hunting jackets cost ridiculous amounts of money for what is eventually a cheap army blouse (what they where originally) that usually cost no more than $20-$30.
All's you are paying for is the name.
Thanks! I agree, the brand name does often bump the price to ridiculous amounts. I actually got this off ebay for far under retail price. Even the repro by Lost Worlds Inc sells for an exuberant amount of money. I'm very happy I was able to snag this for the price I did.

I believe the hat should arrive sometime this week. Wouldn't mind being able to recreate this shot:
 
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division 6

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Re: The Lost World: Jurassic Park Roland Tembo Costume Build

Post pix when you get it all together. :thumbsup

I got a Cabela's jacket I intend to add some JP patches to.
It's the same pattern and details from the looks of it.
 

CT1138

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Re: The Lost World: Jurassic Park Roland Tembo Costume Build

Update on my Roland costume build! Here's all the main items minus the shorts and accessories. I tried recreating the image of the hat and jacket from the Making-Of book (image above), but because my Akubra hat seems to have been lost in the mail and I'm not entirely sure when it will arrive I'm using a custom made Freddy Kreuger hat as a stand-in for this photo. Fortunately, I do have the custom hatband and chin strap ready to be added when my hat does eventually arrive. Furthermore, because I'm going abroad next week, I won't be able to get back to working on this until February.

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CT1138

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Re: The Lost World: Jurassic Park Roland Tembo Costume Build

Finished! :D I got the Akubra Leisure Time in tonight, which was the base around which I built the replica hat from. This was a lot of fun, and Roland Tembo being one of my favorite characters from the Jurassic movies didn't hurt either. :)




 

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CT1138

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Got a tip over on the Fedora Lounge that Roland's hat used in the movie may have been by Willis & Geiger.


Debating whether to go on the hunt for it. I do like the Akubra Leisure time I picked for my costume build:




 

Memnon

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Where is this wardrobe photo from? Is there an archive somewhere of these JP:LW photos?

I believe the hat should arrive sometime this week. Wouldn't mind being able to recreate this shot:
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CT1138

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Where is this wardrobe photo from? Is there an archive somewhere of these JP:LW photos?
It's from the TLW making of book.

I've actually updated this costume since posting this, with better fitting shorts and an original Willis & Geiger hat:
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