The Prototype Costume From Alien Is Now Available For Sale

Although there are some differences between this costume and the one used in the movie, it is actually very close to what was finally used and is expected to sell for around $60,000.

There is nothing quite like a good movie about traveling through outer space. Then again, very few science fiction movies are able to touch what 1979’s Alien was able to do. Even more than 40 years later, it is still referenced in popular culture.

If you happen to be a fan of Alien, then you will love knowing that the original design of the alien star of the movie is being offered through Julian’s auctions on April 28 and 29th.

Most of us know it as “the alien” in the movie, but the costume was actually nicknamed “Big Chap” by those who were taking part in the movie itself.

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Although there are some differences between this costume and the one used in the movie, it is actually very close to what was finally used. The switch was made to a version that was not translucent after some camera tests were performed. They used to think that the costume was lost, but now that they have found it, it may be able to bring in up to $60,000 at auction.

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There are also other items going up for auction as well, including the Catwoman mask that Michelle Pfeiffer wore in Batman Returns.

Are you a fan of Die Hard? Perhaps you would want to put your bid in on the tank top and shoulder holster worn by Bruce Willis in that 1995 flick. Bring your checkbook, because you may be spending up to $30,000.

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For those who get nostalgic when they hear about Edward Scissor Hands, you may just want to get ready to place a bid on a pair of the scissors and props worn by Johnny Depp. More than likely, they will sell for up to $50,000.

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One other movie memorabilia option you may want to consider is the ID card for Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lamb movie. It is likely to sell for around $7000.