Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Batman Costume Set to Sell For $80k

Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight in Batman Returns (1992).

The Batman costume that Michael Keaton wore in Tim Burton's Batman Returns is set to sell for over $80,000 (roughly £40,000) at an auction.

The classic costume also comes with the signature cape and cowl.

A spokesman for auctioneers Profiles In History said: "This is a complete costume, from head-to-toe, with the zipper in the back to allow entry for Keaton.

"It's mounted on a custom display, with a lifecast face of Michael Keaton, and stands over six feet tall.

"It's a very rare and highly desirable costume from this film, which is now considered a classic in the superhero genre."

The two-day auction will occur on Thursday and Friday, in Calbasas, near Los Angeles.

You can read more about the item and more Batman related artifacts at the auction in this article.


Anonymous said...

That movie's got to be one my favorite burton films, its all about the freaks and really dark and poetic. Too bad I can't find that extra 80,000 dollars I leave laying around for these sorts of occurrences...

i love tim burton said...

wow...tahats a lotta money! holy crap! i know what you mean, anonymous...i would so buy it if i could!