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'Superman' costume up for auction


The iconic Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve is set to go under the hammer in California this week.

The red and blue outfit, complete with cape and boots, was seen on late actor Reeve in 1987 blockbuster "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" and is expected to fetch as much as $32,000 at the Julien's Auctions sale in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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The costume, made by London-based designers Bermans & Nathans, was given to a member of the production team after filming on the movie wrapped. Martin Nolan, of Julien's Auctions, says, "It's still in great condition and you can see the little sewn-in slots where the cables were attached for the flying maneuvres in the film. It's an iconic outfit and I guess one of the only times in history when wearing underpants on the outside was a good look."

The costume will be auctioned off during a two-day sale on April 5-6.

Apr 1, 2013 7:54AM
"1987 Blockbuster".  Superman IV was a total pig.  I loved Reeves as Superman but IV was as stupid as...............Superman Returns.  I might bid if it were for the costume form the original Superman.
Apr 1, 2013 10:21AM
Ok, Superman IV was a turkey, but Christopher Reeve wore the costume and he WAS Superman.
Apr 1, 2013 8:55AM
Maybe calling Superman IV a blockbuster is MSN's version of April Fools.
Apr 1, 2013 11:47AM
"...see the little sewn-in slots where the cables were attached for the flying..". WTH! He couldn't fly on his own? And I was about to put in my bid for the suit..I'm dissappointed now to know i can't fly out of em traffic jams. IHML.
May 2, 2013 1:51AM
coo superhero costume on
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