Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Shredder's (James Saito, François Chau) Helmet

original movie costume

This is the Shredder's (James Saito, François Chau) screen-worn helmet from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991).

 

The inner brown rubber section was used in the first movie before serving as the base for the sequel's modified helmet. The gold-painted squares that adorn the sides are plastic, while the straps that wrap around the helmet are metal, and the blades on top are resin.

 

The mouthpiece, which is separate from the helmet, is also made of resin, and was secured to the actor's face with temple tips and a mask string.

 

The costume pieces can be screen-matched throughout Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) by comparing the helmet's golden squares and the mouthpiece's distinct wear and markings.

 

According to Richard "Petie" Waldrop, the sequel's prop master, only two helmets were ever made for the original films. This particular one is labeled #2, while the stocking cap on the inside is marked #1. The other helmet was in need of repairs and has since disappeared.

 

This item came with a letter of authenticity from Richard "Petie" Waldrop.

costume: collector:
category: original / screen-used
screen-matched
type: costumes/wardrobe
celebrity: François Chau (1)
movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (1991)
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