The Battle of Thermopyle is one that had an enormous impact on the history of the western world. It had an even more impressive impact in the box office sales for the movie 300. In it we see Gerard Butler portray King Leonidas with a performance that cannot be forgotten. So it’s no surprise that so many people want to show up and show out as the king of the Spartans at cosplay events and costume parties around the world. Of course, the iconic ending where he accomplishes his goal of making Xerxes bleed puts the perfect exclamation point on his performance.
As much as everyone love’s Leonidas and the movie 300, if you show up at a costume party or cosplay event with a real spear, chances are good you will end the night sitting in the back of a police car. This officially licensed plastic spear gets around that as a safety prop that still looks exactly like the spear the king of the Spartans wielded in the movie.