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    Complete "Thuggee guard" costume from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. (Paramount, 1984) A complete "Thuggee" guard costume from the 1984 film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The costume consists of a red robe, black drawstring pants, boots, leather belt with metal "Kali" belt buckle, leather sheath, turban head wrap, and fiberglass sword. The robe and pants feature typescript Bermans and Nathans labels stating "Temple Guard", "Raiders II", for Raiders of the Lost Ark II, as the film was known during production. After being used for the studio shoot in England and location filming in Sri Lanka, this costume was taken by Robert Watts and Frank Marshall to Florida, to be used for filming insert shots of alligators devouring the "Thuggees" who had fallen from the rope bridge. The costume was filled with chicken necks and the gators were filmed taking bites out of it. This resulted in a number of tears in the robe, pants, and bite marks in the boots. The gators have torn the sleeves off. Includes full documentation from the alligator handler who worked on the shoot and was given the costume by the producers.

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