The Prop Museum: 'Friday The 13th: Part 7 The New Blood' Body Costume

Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood is a film that is enjoyed by most every fan of the franchise. There are numerous reasons fans love the movie, starting with the portrayal of Jason by Kane Hodder or the recycled plot of The Final Chapter or the creative deaths designed by Magical Media Industries. The overwhelming favorite part of The New Blood, however, is the look created for Jason. Today we have an updated and new look at one of the Jason costumes used in the film, with information and images provided by Mario Kirner and his Friday the 13th Props Museum

The full body costume (pictured at the very bottom of this article) is one of five costumes that were worn on screen consisting of shirt and pants. One costume set was worn during the fire stunt at the end of the film, in Tina’s basement, and that was burnt down entirely. A second costume set was worn AFTER the fire stunt at the end of the film (it was more broken down, ripped up and dirty than the others). The other three costumes were worn as the “hero version” of the costume. The hero pants and shirts that were worn were mixed up throughout the film. You can see a particular pair of pants paired with a shirt in one scene and then with another shirt in the very next scene.

The pair of trousers pictured in the costume set above is hand-marked inside as the "main costume". Also included in the costume set (pictured above) is the suit with the body appliances attached. Bones, ribs and skin made from a silicone kind of material were formed over the suit to give actor Kane Hodder the appearance on-screen of having his body heavily rotted and ripped apart.

This particular appliance under-suit was worn during the scenes that required fire stunts. For example, the under-suit utilized exploding squibs during the scene where Tina electrocutes Jason in the puddle of water using the power lines and also, of course, the suit was used during the most memorable and famous fire stunt in the basement of Tina’s house. The under-suit still has wires running along with activated squibs attached (pictured below) and is heavily burnt on the backside. It has velcro running down the entire front (seen directly above) so Kane could slip out of it real quick in case of danger. You can actually see the velcro when watching the fire scene.

Although there are three hero costume sets used in the film, each set looks very unique in distressing and markings. Mario was able to screen match both the shirt and pants of the pictured costume set to various scenes in the film. The costume is still in fairly good condition considering it’s heavy usage on screen and it’s age. Mario also mentioned that pictures do not do the costume justice as he says it looks spectacular in person.

Big thanks to Mario Kirner for sharing images of his screen-used Jason Voorhees costume and lending some great insight into not only its use in the film, but also some information on all of the costumes used throughout the filming of The New Blood!

Full Assembled Body Costume
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