Original Superman and Batman costumes up for auction

Christopher Reeve as SupermanHave you ever wondered what it’s like to be the Man of Steel? Have you ever dreamed of fighting crime just as the Caped Crusader does?

Well, fans can now be that much closer to feeling like their favorite superhero.

Original costumes worn by Christopher Reeve and Michael Keaton have been put up for auction for die-hard film lovers to bid on. The ensembles are being sold by Los Angeles-based Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

The “muscle tunic” worn by the late Reeve in 1978’s Superman during the iconic flight scenes is one of the costumes available. The outfit also includes some unique details: two stitched holes on the sides that were used to attach the harness, and four snaps to attach the cape. The tag at the nape of the neck reads: ”CHRISTOPHER REEVE / 12312 WITH MUSCLES / SUPERMAN.” It comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

The Batsuit, made famous by Keaton in 1992’s Batman Returns, is also available to the highest bidder. The costume comes equipped with some of the original components featured in the Tim Burton-directed film, including the cowl, cape and body. Some additions, according the auction’s website, such as the gloves, belt, Batman symbol, and boots are replicas for the display.

Bidding starts at $40,000 and $35,000, respectively. Auctions for both items close on Jan. 26, 2017. ~Ashleen Grange

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  1. Haley • January 17, 2017 @ 3:37 PM

    What’s sad is that the $40,000 and $35,000 starting points will likely triple. Scary.

  2. RightlySo • January 17, 2017 @ 4:55 PM


  3. silvio bentivoglio • January 17, 2017 @ 10:06 PM

    oh ya !!!!!!! if I had the spread I would go out like gang busters to get the outfit, specially the 1978 superman being one of my favorite films of all time and the memory would come nice with it seeing that movie with my sister and uncle when it came out that year

  4. silvio bentivoglio • January 17, 2017 @ 10:19 PM

    opps my mistake I didn’t read the whole story here, thought it was the whole out fit he worn in 1978, it only the muscle tunic and when I look at it I don’t think I would spend 40,000, if it was the whole outfit then I would bid for it and buy it, but I look at the auction on their no bids at all, not even for the 1989 batman and that the whole outfit

  5. CDubya • January 18, 2017 @ 1:28 PM

    If I had the $ to burn, why not!? I’d put both costumes in fighting positions in a glass case forever.

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