If you’re looking for a great option to cosplay Samuel L. Jackson at a convention, his role in Kong: Skull Island as Lt. Col. Preston Packard is a great option. He is a veteran soldier and leads the military group into Skull Island. After the majority of his expedition is killed, Kong eventually kills Packard, ending his wrath of Skull Island. Follow this costume guide to get the same look as Lt. Col. Packard.
To cosplay Lt. Col. Packard’s soldier look from the movie, start with a Boonie Hat and a piece of Mesh Fabric to cover your head. Grab a sleek pair of Aviator Sunglasses for the hot sun. Wear a Vietnam Fatigue Shirt with a pair of Vietnam Fatigue Pants paired them with rugged Military High Top Combat Boots. To match his clothing, you should add an Aviation Patch to Fatigue Shirt and put on a pair of Weather Shooting Glove! Accessorize the costume with a Military Surplus Pistol Belt to hold a Spring Air Pistol in addition to a Shoulder Holster and Winchester Model Air Rifle.
Lt. Col. Preston Packard has the typical military look that is easy to cosplay. Solid colored fatigues can easily be found online or at any Army Surplus Store. His hat, boots, and mesh cloth can be found at a similar place. Add a pair of mirrored aviator sunglasses and a couple of faux weapons to complete Packard’s look. To match your look a bit closer, order an Aviation patch to iron onto your fatigue shirt.
Group Cosplay is fairly easy. You can choose any one of his Sky Devils or other main characters from the movie like Hank Marlow or Bill Randa. Other options from the movie Kong: Skull Island are James Conrad and Mason Weaver. If you’re looking for more costume ideas, check out the hundreds of other movie costume guides on Costume Wall. Submit your pictures so we can post your best Lt. Col. Packard look!
Lt. Col. Preston Packard is a seasoned veteran of war in the movie Kong: Skull Island. He is the leader of the elite Sky Devils helicopter squadron. He most likely lost his mind on the killing fields of Vietnam, but he knows his stuff and is loyal to his men. Chosen to explore an island in the South Pacific, Packard loses men when Kong attacks their helicopters. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Vengeful and consumed with rage, Packard was determined to avenge his men’s lives. He became more and more delusional, laser focused on doing what he felt was just. Arrogant and psychotic, he wasn’t able to be persuaded from his course of action.Packard’s ultimate demise came when he made up his mind to destroy Kong with a suicide bomb. Tragically, before he could carry out his plan, he was smashed into the ground and killed by the murderous ape.