FLASH GORDON (1980)
An incredible Ming Royal Guard Costume from the cult science fiction movie, starring Sam Jones in the title role.
Clearly seen throughout the majority of the movie the Royal Guards are highly memorable and significant featured characters. Beautifully designed, the Royal Guards had a visual Samurai like influence in appearance and were one of the highly noted costume designers, Danilo Donati, leading triumphs of exemplarily design.
The multifaceted costume comprises of a quilted affect red jacket and trousers with faux fur affect detailing. Both of which feature internal fixed foam padding to give the appearance of bulk/muscle when worn by the actor. Front and back chest armour, pair of two piece enclosing cuff/forearm armour sections, three leg armour plates and a pair of two piece enclosing shin/leg armour sections. All armour sections are constructed of fiber glass.
Some armour parts feature plating loss. The leg armour chord fixings have perished but their location positioning is still evident on the trousers by the still present visible chording knots. The small detailing leather strapping on some armour sections have also deteriorated and on some pieces the metal small buckling for the straps is no longer present. All armour sections exhibit expected age/production wear.
Undoubtedly one of the most significant pieces of Flash Gordon movie history to become available and of museum worthy importance.
Production items are accompanied by the Propmasters Certificate Of Authenticity.