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Vaako - for when being just a Necromonger "is not enough!!"

Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by Guardian Devil, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Guardian Devil

    Guardian Devil Sr Member

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    An amazing set of armour worn by Karl Urban as Vaako in The Chronicles of Riddick.
    Vaako can be seen wearing this superb costume from the scene where he is made a General for reporting the death of Riddick until the end of the film.

    I told myself I wasn't going to drop any more big bucks on Riddick costumes (a quick browse of my site will show how out of hand it got!) but I saw this in person and just had to have it. The Necromongers are wonderfully designed and I don't think any of them can top the design and style of Lord Vaako's armour.

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    The description on my site:
    As well as the fantastic gold-finish Necromonger armour plates, this costume also features a very impressive ceremonial open-face helmet that is seen presented to him by the Lord Marshall upon his promotion, ornate 'General' shoulders featured only on Vaako's costume, detailed 'scaled' undersuit and the most impressive one of a kind hand-beaten metal gauntlets with snake motifs because of the cost of production only one pair of these gauntlets were commissioned so of course screen-match to the scenes they appear in.
    All parts are labeled either 'Vaako' or 'Karl Urban'.

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    I've also picked up the axe/pole-arm weapon Vaako uses to attempt his attack on the Lord Marshall and will have pictures of that up on my site soon too!
     
  2. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Simply beautiful!
     
  3. RoCKo

    RoCKo Sr Member

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    +1 :love:thumbsup

    While i really already dig the design of the standard necromonger this is simply beautiful!!!!
     
  4. magpie9

    magpie9 Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic suit Nick, great addition to your collection.
     
  5. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    you have all the riddick goodies, nice score.

    is this the same helmet that riddick sees in his flashback/dreams worn by Lord Marshall? can you post some pics of the helmet?

    Heres a pic i grabbed from my tv
     
  6. Guri

    Guri Sr Member

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    Gorgeous. Loved the movie and the costumes. What a great piece for your collection!
     
  7. bsgcollecting

    bsgcollecting New Member

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    Great piece! I love seeing all the detail that goes into costumes that might not even be seen on screen. Ive got a pressure vest from 'Sunshine' which has a tiny fictional makers label on the back.
     
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  8. vtswordfish

    vtswordfish Sr Member

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    Very nice piece, wasn't the best movie on earth but I did love the armor designs of the necros. Hoping that the next Riddick movie is more like Pitch Black.
     
  9. kwalsh0000

    kwalsh0000 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Stunning piece! Congrats on getting it
     
  10. xaoslord

    xaoslord Well-Known Member

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    I've always loved the look of the Necromonger armor and this is one of the best. Congrats!
     
  11. Guardian Devil

    Guardian Devil Sr Member

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    Good eye Zorg! It certainly appears to be the same, I'll have to go back and check that out, I'll have a word with the guy this came from and see what he knows about it. Even if it's not this specific one it's very cool to see that this style made another appearance.

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone - this has been a real bonus for me, it came out of nowhere - I wasn't looking for it and wasn't expecting to be this impressed with it!
    Anyway - here's some more pictures to show off some of the beautiful details!

    I had some time to assemble it on a mannequin, so here's how it's looking today:
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    Full metal gauntlets. Apparently they had to wait months for these (and the pair for the Lord Marshall) to be delivered:
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    The Pole-arm/Axe:
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    Fully lined and padded fiberglass helmet:
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    Fiberglass shoulder armor:

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  12. Guri

    Guri Sr Member

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    My heart is fluttering - so amazingly beautiful...
     
  13. redbouche

    redbouche Member

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    That movie really was very beautiful to watch. The costume and set design were great. But honestly, I was suprised to see the third movie was being made. Good news for us.
     
  14. redbouche

    redbouche Member

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    Where do you track this stuff down? Was this a prop store purchase?
     
  15. Katsu Ma'roy

    Katsu Ma'roy New Member

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    WOW. These are wonderful, and to see such great detail is fun! One day, I'll finish Dame Vaako.
     
  16. iycis

    iycis Sr Member

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    The armor is amazing, but the helmet is exceptional. Its such a shame that you never get to see such fantastic details in the film.
     
  17. DrMaul

    DrMaul Well-Known Member

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    Understandable! This ornate version of the Necro armor is spectacular.
     
  18. E Q

    E Q Active Member

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    Absolutely amazing!
     
  19. Guardian Devil

    Guardian Devil Sr Member

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  20. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    and a lord marshall! just rub it in why dont you :lol


    i would love to get hold of the helmet, i love the design.
     

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