Steve Zissou: A Quirky Oceanographer

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If you’ve ever dreamed of being an eccentric yet renowned oceanographer, then this Steve Zissou costume is for you. Played by Bill Murray, Steve Zissou is the main character of the 2004 comedy-adventure movie, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. He is the captain of the research vessel the Belafonte. The film is a parody as well as an homage to the French diving pioneer Jacques Cousteau. It follows Steve Zissou, as he plots to get revenge on the “jaguar shark” who devoured his beloved partner Esteban.


You’ll Need:

  1. Uniform Shirt
  2. Light Blue Pants
  3. Adidas Sneaker
  4. Slouchy Beanie Hats
  5. Leg Holster
  6. Wristwatch
  7. Rubber Training Gun
  8. Team Zissou Costume Patch
  9. Ship Model Craft Kits

DIY Steve Zissou Costume Guide

His personality is one that could be described as narcissistic, vengeful, bizarre, and selfish. However, he is still considered one of Wes Anderson’s most beloved characters. Despite his selfish attitude, it is apparent that he truly cared for his friend Esteban as he went through so much effort to exact revenge for him.

Start off with a red beanie to get the look of this whacky genius. Grab a light blue Uniform Shirt with some Team Zissou Costume Patches. As for the bottom, put on a pair of  Light Blue Pants, and Adidas Sneaker. Then accessorize yourself with a black Wristwatch, a Leg Holster, and a Rubber Training Gun. Finally, hold a Ship Model Craft Kits to complete your own Steve Zissou costume


Steve Zissou Cosplay Costume

Although we’ve outlined everything that you need for this Steve Zissou costume, you may want to add a few more things. You can get a fake white mustache and beard combo to really get the Steve Zissou look. His egotistical attitude is also a crucial aspect of your Steve Zissou cosplay. 

This Steve Zissou costume would make for a great The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou group cosplay. So grab your friends and have them dress as other characters from the film, such as Klaus Daimler, Anne-Marie Saikowitz, Ned Plimpton, Pele dos Santos, and Eleanor Zissou.


Steve Zissou: A Quirky Oceanographer

About Steve Zissou From The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Steve Zissou is a character in the 2004 comedy adventure film directed by Wes Anderson, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. 

Steve Zissou is a whacky genius oceanographer. He is creating a documentary out at sea on his decrepit research vessel Belafonte. However, his partner, chief diver, and closest friend, Esteban du Plantier, is eaten alive by a ten-meter-long jaguar shark. And Zissou spends the rest of the film attempting to exact revenge on this shark and documenting it. 

The other members of his crew include his estranged wife Eleanor Zissou, who acts as his chief strategist and financial backer. His safety expert Pele dos Santos, is a Brazilian man who plays guitar and sings Portuguese versions of David Bowie songs. And his first mate Klaus Daimler views both Steve Zissou and Esteban as his father figures. Despite this, the “Team Zissou” crew had not made a successful documentary in nine years! 

Due to Steve Zissou’s egotism and insatiable desire for revenge, lots of shenanigans ensue in this aquatic adventure comedy film.


The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) – “Let Me Tell You About My Boat” scene


What is the most famous quote from Steve Zissou?

1. “Just do what you gotta do to cover your ass, Bill.”

2. “I’m going to find it and I’m going to destroy it. I don’t know how yet, maybe dynamite.”

3. “Nobody knows what’s going to happen. And then we film it. That’s the whole concept.”

4. “Tell them if they don’t get off my boat right now… there’s gonna be a major shit-storm.”

5. “I said get your ass the hell off of my boat!”

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