Darth Vader costume can be auctioned for $ 2 million

After making several costumed appearances as Darth Vader, a man will sell the costume that was once worn at movie premieres, fan conventions, and even at the 1978 Oscars. The costume, which was created by Star Franchise's own team of designers. Wars, could be won at a classic movie memorabilia auction in May.

The costume currently belongs to Bryce 'Kermit' Eller, who wore the costume at various events between the late 70's and early 80's, has a total of 17 items, including the villain's black mask, boots and a pair of covers. The announcement was made by the Bonhams auction house in England, where auctioneers estimated a sale value of between $ 1 million and $ 2 million.

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Darth Vader's costume can be sold for up to $ 2 million at auction. (Source: Reuters / Reproduction)

Rare piece

According to Bonhams, the auctioned outfit is one of the few Vader outfits produced in 1979 by costume designer John Mollo's team for the movie “The Empire Strikes Back, ” but it is still unclear whether any of the pieces were actually used in the shoot. before being delivered to Eller.

The costume consists of materials such as wool, leather, silk and fiberglass. “It's very, very hot. You have several layers. It takes about 25 minutes to put it on and you need help, ”explained the costume owner, who has passed out after wearing it for hours and becoming dehydrated.

For onlookers on duty, before being sold, the costume will be part of a public exhibition with Turner Classic Movies from May 4, and only on May 14 will be available for sale.

Star Wars and the business

This is not the first time that movie franchise props and costumes have been sold at millionaire prices. In 2017, a complete R2-D2 droid used in the first 1977 film sold for nearly $ 3 million, and a lightsaber used by hero Luke Skywalker was awarded for $ 450, 000.

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