The Steve Zissou Costume Thread

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Crazybug00

Active Member
Hey all, starting up this thread with the purpose of collecting all found items from the Life Aquatic. A large amount we know was custom built for the film, but there are some gems you can find out there.

The Watch: Vostok Amphibia

The Shoes: Adidas Roms (the ones in the movie are custom, Adidas made a replica a few years back)

The Hat: Custom, although the Liquid Skateboards replica is pretty on the mark.

Sunglasses: I've been lead to believe that these are either AO pilots or Randolph Engineering Aviators. I'd love any help on identifying these guys cause I am stumped.

Thank you all for taking a look, any and all posts are appreciated. Cheers!
 

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Mechanized

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My Vostok watch should be arriving sometime soon:) As you mentioned, I bought the LQD Skateboards beanie too. Also arriving sometime soon I’d imagine.

For the sunglasses, I think you’d could go either way. As for screen accurate, I’m not sure.

One item he wears really alludes me, though. When in his tux, Steve wears a green, circular lapel pin. I’m guessing it’s an explorers club type thing as Hennessy wears one too. Just one of those small things I’m obsessing over, lol.

Excited to see what you come up with (y)
 
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Uncle

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There used to be an older thread with good Zissou info but I can't seem to find it.

I believe the Vostok Amphibia had a rubber replacement watchband on it.

I think the AO Pilots are the closest. I went with silver frames and brown lenses.

The holster I used for mine was an "Uncle Mike's Kydex Tactical Holster with Thumb Break." I don't remember if this was an exact match, or just close.

Tomorrow I will post a pic of the "Zissou Society Junior Member" ring I made.
 

Crazybug00

Active Member
There used to be an older thread with good Zissou info but I can't seem to find it.

I believe the Vostok Amphibia had a rubber replacement watchband on it.

I think the AO Pilots are the closest. I went with silver frames and brown lenses.

The holster I used for mine was an "Uncle Mike's Kydex Tactical Holster with Thumb Break." I don't remember if this was an exact match, or just close.

Tomorrow I will post a pic of the "Zissou Society Junior Member" ring I made.
Great stuff my friend. The Amphibia I linked up top has a rubber band almost identical to the one in the film. It'll be great to see the AO's as I ordered Randolph's instead, based on the image below which isn't quite as heavily touched up :). Can't wait to see the ring. Keep up the good work, I'm really thankful! Cheers
 

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Uncle

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Here's the ring I made. I used a 60's era tin ring from a gumball machine. I couldn't tell exactly what was on the sides but I went with some small dolphins that seemed appropriate. Also, I printed the image on glow-in-the-dark paper because it seemed like something it would have.

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dreadnought

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Nice watches and Ring! - I have loved Life Aquatic ever since it came out, and have watched so many times :lol:

I thought I saw a thread about the Team Zissou costumes/outfits, but I can't seem to find it. Has the RPF deleted a bunch of old threads or is there an archive somewhere?

( I love the RPF btw, just to make sure! - I was just a little disappointed that my old profile was closed as I had been dormant for a while)
 

Mechanized

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I’m not sure, dreadnought. I think this thread may be it. Please do post here if you plan to make an outfit.

It’d imagine it would be easier for others if we all post to this one thread.

I sort of gave up on my outfit but I do still have all my LA props:)

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dreadnought

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Thanks, @Mechanized - and lovely collection :D That ring is spectacular.

I'll never forget seeing the film back in 2005, and obsessing about the costumes. I have since sailed quite a bit, always bringing a trusty red beanie (just as much a homage to Mr. Cousteau as Mr. Zissou).

But yes, the costume alludes a lot of people. I made a bit of a breakthrough a few years back concerning the coth/fabric. It actually gets to me how many companies have made replicas using plain cotton. From a real sailor and a movie buff, I can tell you they weren't plain cotton :D

But let's see what a 16 year time gap can bring :)
 

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