Costume :James Hunt
Variant :F1 Race Suit
Source :Rush
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013

Costume Photos



Music Video by TheGamerT3k

"Next time, I'll have you."

"The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel."

"It's the only way to drive."

Everyone's driven by something

Then let's race!

Hunt the Shunt

James Hunt



Costume Information

Alright, so I didn't mean to wind up doing so many Chris Hemsworth costumes, but I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS FILM AND F1 AND SEVENTIES AND RON HOWARD THIS FILM IS GONNA BE EPIC AND I JUST NEED A RACE SUIT COSPLAY ALREADY. #fanboyin'

I have an old helmet that isn't road reliable anymore, so I'm going to be stripping it down and painting it for this. :]

The race suit is an OMP one which I've sewn onto and I've painted the patches and helmet freehand.


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Looking good so far~ The Union Jack looked like a pain to paint XD

by Quetiz on Saturday, 3 August, 2013 - 20:50
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Thank you! Yeah, that was probably the worst bit to do. XD

by HarryKurt on Saturday, 3 August, 2013 - 23:33
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The race suit looks awesome, you're so clever sxdcfgvds

by Quetiz on Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 17:53
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Thanks! I had a lot of fun putting it all together. :)

by HarryKurt on Thursday, 15 August, 2013 - 21:25
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Ahh this looks so cool *-*

by NatalieNoodles on Friday, 16 August, 2013 - 12:25
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Thank you, Natalie~ n__n

by HarryKurt on Saturday, 17 August, 2013 - 22:16
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Ahh this is perfect omg!

by DonnyDonowitz on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 14:19
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:D Thanks so much!

by HarryKurt on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 14:40
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You rock this cosplay so much, Harry!

by GroovyGenesCosplay on Wednesday, 23 October, 2013 - 14:06
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Ahh! Thank you, Charlie! :D

by HarryKurt on Wednesday, 23 October, 2013 - 23:56
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just fantastic as a fan of f1 and the flim rush I loved this cosplay!

by Mothfox on Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 15:52
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Thanks so much! :D It was great to be able to cosplay him. :)

by HarryKurt on Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 18:20
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I loved this film and it's great to see someone cosplaying from it. You look perfect!

by Cattrocious on Thursday, 20 February, 2014 - 00:00
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Oh wow, thank you very much! :] It's such a good film. *__*

by HarryKurt on Thursday, 20 February, 2014 - 21:02
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Loved the film! Love this cosplay!

by SaffronJay on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 - 18:53
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Thank you! :D As soon as I heard about it I knew I'd want to cosplay it. XD

by HarryKurt on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 - 20:37


Helmet 2 (Posted 3rd August 2013)

Side view! It was horrible trying to keep things in line while working with the curve of the helmet. XD I did a lot of measuring before I started painting on. :')

Helmet 1 (Posted 3rd August 2013)

All done! This was an absolute pain to do so neatly and it's not perfect, but I'm quite pleased with the result. :)

Helmet base coat (Posted 3rd August 2013)

I removed the stickers and sanded it down, sprayed it with a nice gloss black and have measured and marked out where I need to paint. The base coat is on now and I'm painting it on with acrylics.

Patches (Posted 3rd August 2013)

All painted free hand onto felt with acrylic paint. It was more difficult than it looks! XD

Helmet and stuff \o/ (Posted 9th July 2013)

Not road reliable anymore, so it's going to be sanded/stripped and painted in a more matt black. It's currently kind of sparkly <_< and there's some stickers on it that need removing. Once it's all black, I need to paint on his name on either side and the coloured stripes (which are the colours of his old school, I do believe!) Then there's a Union Jack with his name and a Bell helmet logo too.

I've also got references for the many, many patches, which I'll be making myself as they can get quite pricy and the ones I want are seventies ones and quite obscure versions to buy. >__<