For Generation X, it sometimes feels as though our childhoods are being auctioned off to the highest bidder. In fact, that’s exactly what’s happening.
Screen-worn costumes from two of the biggest superhero movies made during the last dregs of the 20th century are now up for auction.
First, the iconic costume from the 1978 movie Superman is going on auction at the end of January at Nate D. Sanders Auctions.
This is the same costume worn by actor Christopher Reeve in the blockbuster that brought on the ever-increasing number of superhero movies that have kept Hollywood ticking over during the last 40 years.
The auction features the powder blue “muscle tunic” worn by Reeve in the flight scenes of the movie. And bidding starts at only $40,000.
Also being auction is the Michael Keaton 1992 Batman Returns costume.
According to the website, the main parts of the costume are those worn in the film, with a few replica accessories, such as gloves and belt, provided for the display on a 6-foot tall sculpture mannequin. Bidding for this gem starts at $35,000. And it would look pretty snappy looming menacingly in my front hall.
If you don’t remember how heart-warming, wholesome, and let’s be honest — downright hokey — the 1978 feel-good Superman film was, let the trailer take you back to that cringe-worthy goodness.
Featured image via IMDb