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Costume worn by Michael Caton in 'The Castle'

Made
This costume is significant because it was worn by Michael Caton as Darryl Kerrigan in the first scene of the popular 1997 Australian film comedy 'The Castle'. A renowned character actor, Caton has appeared in many films including 'Strange Bedfellows', 'The Interview', 'The Animal' and 'Monkey Grip'. He has also appeared on television in 'The Flying Doctors', 'Blue Heelers', 'Home and Away', 'A Country Practice', 'Cop Shop', 'Homicide', 'Hot Property' and 'Dancing with the Stars'. He played …

Summary

Object No.

2007/219/2

Object Statement

Costume with sloppy joe and boots, polyester / cotton / sheepskin / suede / rubber, made by Gallop / Alaskimos, Australia / New Zealand, worn by Michael Caton in the film 'The Castle', Australia, 1997

Physical Description

Performance costume, comprising sloppy joe and ugg boots, polyester / cotton / sheepskin / suede / rubber, made by Gallop / Alaskimos, Australia / New Zealand, worn by Michael Caton in the film 'The Castle', Australia, 1997

A performance outfit comprising sloppy joe and a pair of ugg boots. The dark pink sweater or 'sloppy joe' is made of polyester and cotton and has fleecy lining, long sleeves and elastic cuffs. Transfer printed on the centre front is the text 'ESC / APE'. The front and arms are stained with light blue and white house paint. The white ugg boots are made of yellow fleecy sheepskin, with a strip of brown suede at back and at front along perimeter of upper, and they have thick brown rubber soles. Right boot has a hole at left front. Signs of heavy wear on soles and uppers. Makers' labels are attached to sloppy joe and ugg boots.

Marks

Labelled inside back of neck with a blue tag with the words 'Get off your high horse / GALLOP / In outback Australia', and a smaller, torn white tag with the words '65% polyester, 35% cotton' and washing instructions.

Maker's label on the side above outer ankle: 'Alaskimos / Made in New Zealand'. Stamped on sole 'ALASKIMOS / 9 / NZ. MADE'.

Production

Notes

Sloppy joe was made by Gallop, probably in Australia, and the ugg boots were made in New Zealand by Alaskimos around 1997.

History

Notes

These items were worn by Michael Caton as Darryl Kerrigan in the first scene of the film comedy 'The Castle'. The boots and sloppy joe belonged to, and had been worn by, Caton before the film was made. He therefore retained them after the film's production. To complete the costume, Caton wore an old pair of black jeans.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Michael Caton, 2007

Acquisition Date

17 December 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Costume worn by Michael Caton in 'The Castle' 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 May 2022, <https://ma.as/361216>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/361216 |title=Costume worn by Michael Caton in 'The Castle' |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=24 May 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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