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    Aug 6, 2014, 12:27 AM - The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #1

    With the huge success of the movie opening weekend and the bevy of Star-Lords kicking around here, I figured it was time this got thrown together. I would like to use this thread to pool our resources to decode one of the most detailed costumes I've seen around!

    Knowing that just about every piece is custom, we can at least try to figure out fabrics, hardware, colors, etc. to help in putting together some pretty great, accurate costumes.

    So let's start with what we know: custom, custom, custom. Marvel has been moving in this direction for quite some time, and it certainly isn't making our lives easier!

    Here's a quick video showcasing some of the pieces with commentary from the property master and costume designer:



    If you have seen the film, you know there are three distinct looks the Quill has: the trench seen on Morag, the short jacket used throughout the film, and the third act uniform utilized during the final battle.

    Trench:







    Short Jacket:










    Arclight Display photos courtesy of Willie/alienscollection.com

    ​Third Act Uniform:





    As you can see, all three jackets have very distinct differences outside of their color. Construction, fabrication, and details are all over the place! For my own costume, I'm first focusing on the short jacket. Just like the majority of Star-Lords out there, I purchased the replica (found on many different sites, I picked mine up on ebay)

    My plan is to use the jacket as a base and rework some of the details to bring it just a little bit closer to accurate.

    Lucky for us, the trench costume and the short jacket costume are pretty much the same with a few exceptions (other than the jacket). The shirt, belt/holsters, pants, and boots are all used for both looks. The trench costume has the addition of gloves. Quill also carries with him a sling bag worn cross-body with both of these costumes.



    This is the best image I have found to show detail of the jacket, sling bag, pants, and boots.

    Next, let's take a look at the shirt.

    As best I can tell, it is similar to a pique knit in a steel blue/grey color. It has a custom wide ribbed collar, and some mesh-like panels on the abdomen.



    Many people have gone with a basic long sleeve Hanes T-shirt in a close enough color. I was able to find a short sleeve pique knit tee that looks pretty close in color. I would like to add the collar detail and mesh panels, but I don't think I'm likely to find fabric in the right color to add those details.

    On to the pants. OH the pants! These things are a beast. So many details and multiple fabrics.

    Referencing the same image above that shows the back of the pants, it looks as though the exterior panels are made from a waxed cotton/canvas and the interior panels are possibly a cotton twill or nylon/cordura. There is the same type of zipper, which appears to be nonfunctional, that is used on the short jacket. On the front of the pants there are two panels at the top with a faint ticking stripe stitched in, an extended flap closure, more panels, straps, and snaps. You'll also find the rocket controls mounted to the outside of the knee. At the knee there is also what looks to be some pleated horizontal panels. On the hips are leather padding, similar to motorcycle pants body armor. This is where the quad blasters sit while holstered (more on that later)



    I am waiting on some fabric samples of some waxed cotton canvas to see how I like the color, and I'm also waiting on some black cordura to arrive. My plan is to make these completely from scratch. Should be fun! (even my wife who sews often doesn't think she can do it--I got this! )

    Moving down to the boots. We have already determined that the soles come from a pair of Skecher's Diameter shoes, though which exact model I'm not sure. It would appear they added the soles to black knee high boots, and then added custom brown leather spats over the front.





    Again, referencing the image above of the back of Quill, you can see all the detail of the back of the boots and spats, how they are connected, and where the rockets sit.

    Speaking of rockets, let's talk accessories!

    Helmet, quad blasters, Walkman, belt/buckle...



    There's already been several replicas that have been produced (or are in the works). There have also been some C&Ds issued over these too, so I won't go into much detail on the helmet.

    For the quad blasters, there are a few options out there. The Nerf blasters are excellent for a budget build, and that is the direction most people go. They are affordable, easily obtainable (for the time being), and easily modified.



    There is a 3D print file courtesy of Helagak available here on the forums, which I in turn mastered and molded to produce casts.


    pre-weathering*

    Lastly, there have been several people here who have created their own using various methods: MDF, foam, etc.

    @MorbidCharlie has done the best job so far at creating the belt--take a look at his build thread! I'm hoping a bit more reference will come out on that so we can get a clearer look at some of the intricacies. The buckle has been reproduced by many people using Sculpey to create the shape and ridges, then distressed and painted/weathered. I commissioned a 3D model of the buckle, and I am considering doing a run of cold cast buckles. I'll start up an interest thread in the coming weeks for that.

    Finally, here is a quick video that @MattMunson shot at the Arclight Theater in Sherman Oaks along with @E-Wan



    E-Wan mentioned to me earlier today he would be returning to take loads more photos of the screen-used costume on display. I'll definitely add more reference here as I can!

    So let's have at it... What can you add?
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    Aug 6, 2014, 12:57 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #2

    Thanks so much for helping to compile all this info into one place!
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    Aug 6, 2014, 1:09 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #3

    Thanx Kev.. Some great info there.. So ... when are you building me one?? I'm thinking I might have to get something together for an Star-Lord..
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    Aug 6, 2014, 5:27 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #4

    Kevin Gossett said: View Post
    I was able to find a short sleeve pique knit tee that looks pretty close in color. I would like to add the collar detail and mesh panels, but I don't think I'm likely to find fabric in the right color to add those details.
    Well that is an awful tease! What brand is the short sleeve shirt?

    For the gloves was thinking about coyote Blackhawk SOLAG's re-dyed red.
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    Aug 6, 2014, 7:58 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #5

    For those of you wondering about the Walkman. It is a Sony Walkman TPS-L2, but more specifically, not the early model that only said stereo on the front, but the the later ones that said Sony Walkman. Prices for these range from $200-$400. A slightly cheaper option is to go with a 3rd gen walkman, the Sony WM-3 which is nearly identical, except it is an all black case, prices range from $50-$200. And the third option(s) are the Sony TCM-100 and TCM-600. Both are similar to the original, except coloring, and added buttons (these ones record) and a few other variances prices vary greatly with these, but I have seen some beat up ones for $40. Until I find a TPS-L2 for cheap, I am just going to go with a handmade case for my iPhone that will resemble one of these (to be made).

    This site shows a lot of great angles of the TPS-L2 for those of you who will just make a prop piece. http://www.minimallyminimal.com/blog...walkman-tps-l2
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    Aug 6, 2014, 8:12 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #6

    There was also a blue costume he wore at the very end. That almost leads into the comics a bit where he wears matching blue uniforms with his team. It looks very similar to the last costume, but a navy blue. Wish there were more pictures of that one as well.

    I can't wait for the DVD/digital release of this!
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    Aug 6, 2014, 8:23 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #7

    When did he wear a blue costume?
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    Aug 6, 2014, 9:11 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #8

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    Aug 6, 2014, 10:00 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #9

    Thanks for the shout out. I'm running into some real issues trying to replicate the shoes/boots and last night was ready to throw in the towel on the whole project. I've cooled down now. :P

    One thing I wanted to mention (if you're going for screen accuracy) are the side vents on the quad-blasters. I've not seen anyone mention these or seen them on any of the models. On the top of the quad blaster there is a screen/vent in the shape of an oval. I found this by looking at the NERF toy and there is a small indented oval on the top where the vent is supposed to be. It's hard to see in most of the images, but you can see it here faintly:
    http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2...adblasters.jpg
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    Aug 6, 2014, 10:17 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #10

    MorbidCharlie said: View Post
    One thing I wanted to mention (if you're going for screen accuracy) are the side vents on the quad-blasters. I've not seen anyone mention these or seen them on any of the models. On the top of the quad blaster there is a screen/vent in the shape of an oval. I found this by looking at the NERF toy and there is a small indented oval on the top where the vent is supposed to be. It's hard to see in most of the images, but you can see it here faintly:
    http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2...adblasters.jpg
    Much easier to see here...

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    I have amassed quite the collection of shots on these little buggers as I build up to making my own replicas.

    I also have a guess that the "nose" of the gun, over those exposed heatsinks actually moves back and forth with each shot...but don't know how fast it does that. That might be a discovery that has to wait until the Bluray comes out.

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    Aug 6, 2014, 10:35 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #11

    Kevin Gossett said: View Post
    When did he wear a blue costume?
    At the end of the film, the whole team had blue uniforms on.
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    Aug 6, 2014, 10:53 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #12

    Adding to my library of The Art Of... books, I've got this on preorder:



    Hopefully there is some great reference in there (and given the history of the series, there should be!)

    Here are a few pictures of what I have so far.

    The jacket:



    First order of business here is to remove the awful slide buckles and leather straps on the forearms. I'm going to try to replace those with the oval grommets and canvas/nylon straps shown on the actual jacket

    The shirt, which I picked up at TJ Maxx of all places (a discount clothing store) for only $8:



    And a close-up of the knit texture. It photographs more grey than blue, but in person it has more of a blue tone to it.



    And my Walkman (complete with Awesome Mix Vol. 1 of course!). It's not a TPS-L2, but it will do for now. The blue color I chose is too bright, so I'm still on the lookout for a better color to paint with:



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    Iggy said: View Post
    There was also a blue costume he wore at the very end. That almost leads into the comics a bit where he wears matching blue uniforms with his team. It looks very similar to the last costume, but a navy blue. Wish there were more pictures of that one as well.

    I can't wait for the DVD/digital release of this!
    Bountys Hunted said: View Post
    At the end of the film, the whole team had blue uniforms on.
    Maybe I missed something, but these were the uniforms they wore at the end...

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    Aug 6, 2014, 11:03 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #13

    Kevin Gossett said: View Post
    Maybe I missed something, but these were the uniforms they wore at the end...

    http://cdn.hitfix.com/photos/5519733...xy-walking.jpg
    Same uniforms, but they were blue. Every member looked exactly the same, but they were blue. This was when they were each parting ways with the Nova Corpsman John C. Reilly (actor).
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    Aug 6, 2014, 11:10 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #14

    The scene at the very end? Where they give Quill his refurbished ship?
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    Aug 6, 2014, 11:20 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #15

    If that is the scene you're referring to, you can see Quill is in his main costume (short jacket)




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    Aug 6, 2014, 11:24 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #16

    His pants do look pretty blue there though. I remember thinking the same thing in the theater. Could just be the lighting or my eyes playing tricks on me, but they definitely look different.
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    Aug 6, 2014, 11:56 AM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #17

    The more I dive into this project the more I see that there are so many different outfits that look almost the same for starlord within this one movie... once GotG2 comes out there is gonna be another half dozen outfits too, hahaha.
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    Aug 6, 2014, 2:53 PM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #18

    The Walkman wm-3 is a better alternative. Its the same body and has minimum differences compared to the differences of the 600
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    Aug 6, 2014, 3:15 PM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #19

    Iggy said: View Post
    Same uniforms, but they were blue. Every member looked exactly the same, but they were blue. This was when they were each parting ways with the Nova Corpsman John C. Reilly (actor).
    Yep, Quill wore his signature jacket, but they all had the blue uniforms on, even had a size for Rocket.
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    Aug 6, 2014, 3:18 PM - #20

    Bountys Hunted said: View Post
    Yep, Quill wore his signature jacket, but they all had the blue uniforms on, even had a size for Rocket.
    Yes, I knew I wasn't going crazy. I definitely remembered Rocket's because I am trying to figure out what uniform to make my Rocket Racoon display in (Orange, red, blue).
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    Aug 6, 2014, 3:34 PM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #21

    It wasn't a very long scene and I remember thinking: "They sure do change clothes alot. Even the Ravagers have stuff in Rocket's size, so why not the Nova Corps?" lol
    Look forward to seeing pics of your Rocket display!
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    Aug 6, 2014, 3:34 PM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #22

    Sounds like I need to see the movie again, but you can see in the photos above Quill is in his short jacket, grey/blue shirt, and black pants
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    Aug 6, 2014, 3:56 PM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #23

    I think we should go ahead and state unapologetically: SPOILERS IN THIS THREAD!!

    We're going to be talking about the film and reference specific scenes, so if you're in here and you haven't seen the movie yet, GO SEE IT!

    I don't think he was wearing blue pants in the final scene. I saw the film twice and was really paying attention in that scene, especially because it's one of the few times you get to see his costume in bright light, so you can make out lots of details. I think in that scene in particular, you're seeing black pants in bright sunlight, so they appear blue. The nova corps uniform is definitely a royal blue, but i think Star Lord's still wearing his black pants. Also, if the nova corps gave him new pants, i would think they'd match the nova corp stuff. But the pants in the final scene still have all of the details found on the pants he wears through most of the film.

    Here's a great shot that you posted already, but way bigger. Shows good detail of the back of the boots and spat closures, as well as the jacket and pants.

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    Oh and be sure to take a look at my thread, lots of pics and stuff on my costume.
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    Aug 6, 2014, 4:52 PM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #24

    I don't remember a single blue costume for the Guardians...
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    Aug 6, 2014, 7:22 PM - Re: The Definitive Peter Quill/Star-Lord Costume Thread #25

    I've only seen the movie once, but from what I recall of the final scene, Rocket and Drax are both in blue. Rocket's got a little jumpsuit like he has had the whole movie and Drax looks like he might be just wearing some armored Nova pants. Gamora looked like she had a black leather top of some kind and a skirt. Star Lord looks like he's back to the short leather jacket costume he's had for most of the movie. His pants seem to have a bit of a blue tint, as you can see in Kevin's earlier picture, but it may just be a trick of the lighting.

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