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Preston Packard

Samuel L. Jackson portrays Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard  in the Kong: Skull Island 2017 movie.

Preston Packard

Preston Packard

Samuel L. Jackson portrays Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard  in the Kong: Skull Island 2017 movie. The movie narrates the story of a team of scientists that explore an uncharted island in the Pacific. The island is the mighty Kong's domain and they will have to fight to escape a primal Eden.

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Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard is the main human villain in Kong: Skull Island. He is a veteran soldier and leads the Sky Devils helicopter squadron to explore Skull Island.
Pretty soon in the movie he goes ape shit (pun intended 😉 ) to avenge his fallen comrades.

If you want to dress like Preston Packard, the Lieutenant Colonel in Kong: Skull Island, check out our complete guide:

Complete Preston Packard Costume Guide

 

Hat

The hat that Samuel L. Jackson wears in Kong: Skull Island for his Lieutenant Colonel Packard role is an OD Green Boonie Hat.
You'll just have to add a lieutenant colonel insignia to it.

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Sunglasses

The sunglasses that Samuel L. Jackson wears in Kong: Skull Island for his Lieutenant Colonel Packard role are vintage aviator sunglasses with green lenses and a wood brown top bar.
They are old Bausch & Lomb aviators so not available any more but Bausch & Lomb were actually the founders of Ray-Ban before they sold the brand.
So it is no surprise that Ray-Ban still sells a modernized version of this pair !

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Scarf

The scarf that Samuel L. Jackson wears in Kong: Skull Island for his Lieutenant Colonel Packard role is a long piece of fabric with small holes in it.
This beige fabric is a close match.

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Jacket

The jacket that Samuel L. Jackson wears in Kong: Skull Island for his Lieutenant Colonel Packard role is a vintage fatigue shirt.
Don't forget the military insignia that Preston Packard uses: PACKARD name tape, US Army tab, and battalion patches.

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Pants

The pants that Samuel L. Jackson wears in Kong: Skull Island for his Lieutenant Colonel Packard role is a vintage fatigue pant.

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Belt

The belt that Samuel L. Jackson wears in Kong: Skull Island for his Lieutenant Colonel Packard role is a vintage G.I belt with holes and a quick release buckle.

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Gloves

The gloves that Samuel L. Jackson wears in Kong: Skull Island for his Lieutenant Colonel Packard role are soft olive green shooting gloves.

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Shoes

The shoes that Samuel L. Jackson wears in Kong: Skull Island for his Lieutenant Colonel Packard role are classic military vintage-style leather boots.

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Rifle

The rifle that Samuel L. Jackson uses in Kong: Skull Island for his Lieutenant Colonel Packard role is a Winchester M14 rifle.
(Link sends to an air rifle replica - not a real one)

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Lieutenant Colonel Packard Insignia Patches

 

Lieutenant Colonel Packard wears on his right chest pocket a patch of the helicopter unit he is from.
This unit is obviously not real but here's a replica, feel free to download it and print your own !

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Lieutenant Colonel Packard wears on his left shoulder a patch of the first aviation brigade.
This patch actually exists in the US army and you can get it below.

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1 comment

  1. Chris W
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    Packard wore the green fatigues before they flew to the island. When they took off to the island where they were “red shirted” by Kong, Packard was wearing a one piece Sage Green flight suit. Everything else is correct.

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