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Sam Quint, or better known just as “Quint,” is a character played by Robert Shaw in the Steven Spielberg classic film, Jaws. Quint was an ageing but seasoned shark hunter from Massachusetts. Quint was known to run several different businesses in his local town of Massachusetts, namely a bootleg distillery, a whale oil business, and a weekend charter service. He also captained a boat named “Orca” and quickly became part of a local urban legend following his last trip to sea. This particular trip was to capture a gigantic killer shark that he was hired to catch.
Get the look of the veteran shark hunter with this Sam Quint costume guide. Capturing Sam Quint’s look is a lot easier than you may think. You can get the look by wearing black and green military jeans, a blue shirt, a blue bandana with a camper hat, and black sneakers.
Quint Cosplay Costumes
Quint is a veteran who served on the USS Indianapolis during World War II where he was part of the delivery of the Hiroshima bomb to the island of Tinian. Because of this, a Japanese submarine attacked and subsequently sank the USS Indianapolis. The 1,200 crewmen aboard the ship ended up in the open sea, preyed on by sharks and drifting alone for seven days until they were finally rescued. Quint was one of the quarter of the men that survived after a week of drifting at sea. After this traumatic event, Quint decided to make shark catching his sole purpose, leading him to open a charter fishing business in the Island of Amity in Massachusetts.
Quint has a strong character, one that has been built through tough life experiences. This shows in his utilitarian look—military jeans, a bandana, and a camper hat. He dresses appropriately for both his occupation and purpose. Get your fishing buddies to dress up too. They too can cosplay as other Jaws characters such as Martin Brody, Matt Hooper, Ben Gardner, and Chrissie Watkins.
In between fishing seasons, Quint sold moonshine from his bootleg distillery. He would make his apricot brandy, which quickly became a favorite among the local fishing community. He was able to avoid the many police raids by hiding his kegs of alcohol in his boat, the Orca. Despite his brandy being a favorite in the community, many local fishers still regularly filed complaints against Quint for disrupting their trade. Fortunately for Quint, however, he was able to use legal knowledge he gained from spending months in the local Amity library to fight every one of these complaints.
Quint would spend much of this time at the local library to look through many legal volumes until he was confident that he had enough information to build a case. Aside from legal books, he was also fond of looking through pagan mythology. Part of the local lore about Quint is his almost-maniacal love for shark fishing and his interest in pagan mythology that led the giant killer shark to choose his town in Massachusetts.