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    Oct 28, 2015, 4:12 AM - First build: Steve Zissou #1

    I've never really built a costume before (I modified a panda mascot costume last year to make it creepy...another story for another time) but I've always wanted to do a Team Zissou uniform. Actually, what I really want is to do a full group costume of the entire Team Zissou but none of my friends are committed enough. Anyway, this year I decided to take the plunge. I ordered as many powder blue shirts and pants as I could find on Amazon to try and match the color and style as much as possible. I finally settled on the winners and started modifications last week. Team Zissou patch was sourced from some dude on Amazon as well. As for the shoes, Adidas doesn't sell the ROM sneaker in the US anymore so I had to resort to Amazon UK to get what I needed. Even then the midsole isn't the correct color and I'm too chicken to try painting it. Shoe modifications were possible because of the sweet products sold by Angelus. Who knew there was such a vibrant scene of shoe mod fanatics?
    So here I present to you my finished, imperfect but pretty rad (IMHO) Steve Zissou uniform which I will be wearing to the annual Ghost Ship party this Friday in dirty old San Francisco. The stitching is messy but I took great care to break seams and restitch them to tuck the blue ribbon trim needing to look pro. Glad I paid attention in Home Economics during the sewing machine lessons. Maybe I should have been a tailor instead of a tech nerd...
    Regardless, I wanted to share with you folks because this is one of the main sites I scoured for references before my build. Apologies for not posting in-progress shots but I've been burning the candle at both ends, as they say. Also, I have a ton of extra (non color-matched) powder blue shirts and pants and a bunch of red knit caps if anyone wants them. I didn't send any of it back to Amazon in time so I guess I'm stuck and Goodwill will be getting my leftovers. Such is life in the singular pursuit of a lofty goal. Hope you like it.

    Action shots from All Hallows Eve are here: http://imgur.com/a/4KOy6

    Details regarding product IDs are at the bottom if anyone cares. If anyone wants me to mod some sneakers for them just send me the shoes, a sheet of gold Letraset, and pay for shipping. I'll do the rest. I have a TON of paint, leather conditioner, and clear coat left and I rather enjoyed the feeling of having a hobby again.

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    Here's the breakdown of what components I settled on:

    Adidas ROM
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FAGCTCQ

    Eco Cotton Ribbed Big Cuff Beanie - Red
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DGBDYO/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_i8pdwbRM6MV5X

    Edwards Mens Short Sleeve Navigator Shirt, BLUE, Large
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013D2BKGO/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_s9pdwbZ39C3KG

    Haggar Men's Belted Poplin Straight Fit Plain Front Pant, Light Blue
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8MQUTQ/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_49pdwb8M2QHC4

    Royal Blue 1.5" polyester ribbon
    http://www.michaels.com/celebrate-it-360-grosgrain-ribbon-1.5in/M10106948.html

    UTG Adjustable Right Handed Leg Holster for Pistol, Black
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001WJ55QC/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_E-pdwb4H9R5XP

    Holster Molding Drone for Glock Model 17/22 Handguns
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MWEBSPS/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_7-pdwbZSABXRS
    Last edited by potzer; Nov 5, 2015 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Added component list and photos of the costume on a body.
  2. RPF Premium Member EmmaInCandyland's Avatar
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    Oct 28, 2015, 8:32 AM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #2

    Yessss, looks great!! Loved the movie!
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    Oct 28, 2015, 10:28 AM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #3

    So good! Steve-ve's the bomb!
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    Oct 28, 2015, 4:15 PM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #4

    That's great, especially the fabulous shoes - doing a detail obsessed homage to a Wes Anderson movie seems entirely fitting! Do you have a red beanie?

    One of these days I must make a model of the Belafonte - there's a new Ton-class minesweeper coming out in 1/350 scale...

    Will
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    Oct 28, 2015, 7:08 PM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #5

    I've always wanted to do a group costume of Team Zissou as well! Looking awesome, great work on the shoes!
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    Oct 28, 2015, 7:35 PM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #6

    Great job!
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    Oct 29, 2015, 2:46 AM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #7

    Well done, sir!
    Much better than my modified scrubs.
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    Oct 29, 2015, 5:44 AM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #8

    Will Vale said: View Post
    That's great, especially the fabulous shoes - doing a detail obsessed homage to a Wes Anderson movie seems entirely fitting! Do you have a red beanie?
    --
    Thanks, man! I have something like six beanies. Only one made the cut.

    One of these days I must make a model of the Belafonte - there's a new Ton-class minesweeper coming out in 1/350 scale...
    --
    The actual ship used for the Belafonte was just for sale on the internet like 3-4 months ago.
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    Oct 30, 2015, 2:23 AM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #9

    Hey wow, for scrubs you did a pretty impressive job! Your costume came with a hot chick too.
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    Nov 1, 2015, 10:51 AM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #10

    Liquid Skateboards did a great replica of the hat a while back, can still find them for sale online.
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    Nov 3, 2015, 7:43 AM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #11

    Now with action shots from Halloween weekend. http://imgur.com/a/4KOy6
    It went over really well. I wish it was more than one day a year
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    Dec 17, 2016, 6:05 AM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #12

    Nixon said: View Post
    Liquid Skateboards did a great replica of the hat a while back, can still find them for sale online.
    And good news. We have the exact replica hat back in stock again starting next week!!! It was sold out about a year ago, but we couldn't ignore the hundreds of emails from Zissou fans all over the world, so we decided to do another batch which, I must say, turned out even better than then the first.

    Also, we have listened to all the great feedback on the forum here and made it slightly more RED.

    Check it out here
    or
    direct product page here

    Would love to hear what you guys think!! Cheers!
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    1 Week Ago  Sep 13, 2018, 4:44 PM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #13

    potzer said: View Post
    The stitching is messy but I took great care to break seams and restitch them to tuck the blue ribbon trim needing to look pro. Glad I paid attention in Home Economics during the sewing machine lessons
    Sorry to resurrect something 3 years old, lol. But I had to try and ask as I'm about to be working on a costume myself. Been wanting to for 14 years, figured I should go ahead and give it a shot.

    How exactly DID you sew down the pants legs? Did you undo the seam and then sewed the ribbon onto both edges? are the legs now 1 1/2 inches wider? How did you get those stitches going down the center?

    Inquiring me's want to know!

    Thanks,
    Piz
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    1 Week Ago  Sep 14, 2018, 11:00 AM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #14

    Dont apologize. Im happy to answer because this is my costume every year since the build.
    The only seams I broke on the pants were where the ribbon meets the waistband because I wanted the ribbon to tuck under for protection from the belt.
    The center decorative stitch on the ribbon is 100% cosmetic and was done on bare ribbon. The two adjacent decorative stitches are also functional to also attach to the pants. Let me know if youd like any detailed photos.
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    1 Week Ago  Sep 14, 2018, 6:52 PM - Re: First build: Steve Zissou #15

    I'm just trying to wrap my head around how you sew down the length of a pant leg with a sewing machine. Unless you sewed it on by hand?

    Detailed photos would be awesome!

    Such a good job!

    I had been thinking of just putting ribbon on with iron-on interfacing, but I would love for it to be a bit more sturdy and permanent than that...

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