Iconic costumes set for auction

MUMBAI: Hollywood‘s most iconic costumes including those of Christopher Reeve‘s Superman to Peter Mayhew‘s Chewbacca are set to be auctioned off later this month in Los Angeles.
The costumes, including the original 1978 Superman outfit worn by Reeve, Michael Keaton‘s 1989 Batman ensemble and the hairy Chewbacca mask will be featured at the Treasures on the Hollywood Vaults auction on 28July, it has been reported.
The original Superman: The Movie costume worn by Reeve will be auctioned for an expected price of between 60,000 to 80,000 dollars. Keaton‘s Batman costume with its rubber bodysuit, cape and cowl will sell for an estimated 30,000 dollars to 50,000 dollars while the hairy Chewbacca mask from Star Wars is expected to be auctioned off for 60,000 to 80,000 dollars.
And finally, Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine claws in the X-Men series could go for 20,000 to 30,000 dollars. Even Jim Carrey‘s costume as The Riddler in the 1995 film Batman Forever and Iam McKellen‘s Magneto costume from X-Men are expected to go for the same price.
Russell Crowe‘s chest armour from the movie ‘Gladiator‘ will be auctioned for 15,000 dollars to 20,000 dollars.
Also, Gene Wilder‘s very purple suit as Willy Wonka will also be featured at the Los Angeles event.

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