Jurassic World took the world by storm in 2015 grossing over $1.5billion at the box office, it’s success gave Universal Pictures their second movie to gross over the prestigious $1.5billion mark after Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, making both movies two of the highest grossing of all time.
With the success of Jurassic Park a sequel has been on the cards for years only this addition went through what is called ‘development hell’ taking over a decade of script revisions before writers got it right.
This sequel is set twenty two years after Jurassic Park with only returning cast member being B. D. Wong, this time around we see another set of dinosaurs, the Indominus rex escape and wreck havoc (do they never learn) on the island of Isla Nublar. With the popularity of the films and Halloween fast approaching today I want to show you how to create your own Owen Jurassic Park costume.
Owen Jurassic World Costume
When I went on a search for this character’s complete outfit I full expected to find nothing however I was pleasantly surprised to find several official costumes for Chris Pratt’s character (which signals it’ll be popular this Halloween): one for adults and a smaller version for kids, so no matter what age you are you can join in on the fun.
Both include shirt, vest and canvas pants. The only caveat is they’re only available to order from mid September however you can pre-order beforehand and guarantee a delivery before Halloween. Instruction for the do it yourself route shown below.
Owen Grady Vest
Owen Grady played by Chris Pratt is part of the Jurassic World crew researching and training the Velociraptor pack, it’s here where he learns of the Indominus rex’s escape and aimed to warm everyone of the impending danger.
The first item that Owen wears is a blue shirt which will work as the base of your outfit, a simple blue shirt designed for outdoorsmen with short sleeves. If you don’t want to check out the blue shirt I’ve chosen for you above or would rather search a local thrift store keep these details in mind.
Next you’ll need a vest to wear over your shirt, there are two different types. A dark brown leather vest or a park ranger style brown vest to nicely contrast your bright blue shirt.
A weapon is needed if Owen is to stand any chance against a prehistoric monster wrecking havoc on the island, his weapon of choice is a Marlin Model 1895SBL with scope and shoulder strap. You’ll want an airsoft replica of this gun however they can be hard/impossible to find so I’ve chosen two other similar models for you to pick from.
After shirt and vest of course every man needs a pair of pants, these are easy to find. Dark grey canvas pants with plenty of pockets much like his park ranger utility belt. When you’re running away from escaped Indominus Rex you never know what pockets might come in handy. You’ll need a belt to keep your pants in place, a simple brown leather belt with gold buckle will do.
Owen Grady Boots
Don’t forget about footwear, it may seem like a small detail however to a park ranger trying to avoid danger and stay away from dinosaurs the perfect footwear is ideal. Looking closely at reference images from the big screen we can see his boots are Timberlands. Here are two perfect choices above in the same dark brown colors as his.
Owen Grady Watch
Another accessory Owen Grady can be seen wearing throughout the film is a wrist watch on his right arm. Unusually if you take a closer look we can see he wears it in a unique way with the band facing up and watch face on the underside of his wrist facing down.
No need to be specific here as noone will be seeing what watch you’re wearing close up, any navy seal style watch will work well though considering this character’s background. Many speculate that the specific model could be a Casio however with a lack of close up images of the watche’s face due to the way he wears it noone can know for sure. However I’ve included an affordable Casio model above to use as a prop.
Unless you want to end up looking like any generic park ranger getting Chris Pratt’s character’s face right is key. Wear a flase mustache or utilize your own in pride of place. Add ‘dirt’ in the form of eyeliner or brown face paint and maybe a wound to the right of your forehead as Owen sports in some scenes using red body paint with a mixture of brown for depth and shadowing.
Everything is pretty much catered for the only way you could possibly portray the character any better is by rocking up to whatever fancy dress party or event you’re attending on a motorbike, the choice of vehicle for Owen’s character. Also couples are catered for as your wife/girlfriend could join you dressed as Claire.