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  • Updated: March 16, 2023

Seven Superheroes Whose Costumes Cost A Fortune

Seven Superheroes Whose Costumes Cost  A Fortune

When you think of superheroes, the first thing that comes to mind is their iconic costumes.

Without his mask and cape, who is Batman? What would Iron Man be like without his red and gold armour?

In many cases, criticizing their costume is just as important as criticizing the plot of the movie.

As a result, it is not surprising that Hollywood costume designers would want to ensure that the character's suit matches exactly with the source material.

However, doing so frequently necessitates a significant investment.

With that in mind, here is a list of the five most expensive superhero costumes ever created.


1. Captain America's Suit

If you ask Chris Evans which of his Captain America costumes he prefers, he will say the all-navy suit from 'The Winter Soldier', and it is not even a tough choice to make. 

However, this does not imply that it is the most valuable.

At an auction in 2012, the suit from the first Captain America film, 'The First Avenger', fetched an impressive $228,000, which was around $30,000 more than they had predicted.

It was also about $100,000 more than the "Autopsy" armour from Iron Man 2.

We just hope there is not any bad blood between both friends.

2. Superman's Cape

Consider all of the wonderful things that $200,000 can buy you. 

However, it was also the cost of owning the leotard worn by Christopher Reeve in 'Superman III' one of the worst Superman films of all time (which is saying a lot as the list is pretty extensive).

Because there was not much to the costume, the extremely high auction bid came as a surprise.

It was only expected to sell for around $30,000.

3. Deadpool's Pink Suit

So, technically, the pink costume Deadpool suit did not cost $500,000 to create, but that is how much money was raised to raffle it off to a lucky winner.

Ryan Reynolds collaborated with Omaze in 2018 to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Participants could donate $10 to be entered into a drawing for the suit or other prizes such as an autographed copy of 'Deadpool 2' on Blu-ray and even a personalized outgoing voicemail message recorded by Deadpool himself!

Reynolds had previously used his Deadpool character to raise breast cancer awareness, even posting a video about it on YouTube in 2016.

4. Valkyrie's Suit

When Tessa Thompson first appeared on the big screen as the "girl power" badass Valkyrie in 'Thor: Ragnarok'. audiences fell in love.

Thompson stole the show even though Chris Hemsworth is a charismatic actor in his own right.

It did, however, come at a cost.

Thompson began filming her next film, 'Sorry To Bother You'. after finishing the principal production of 'Ragnarok', which required her to dye her hair unicorn-like.

But there was a problem: when she was called back to the Thor movie set for re-shoots, they could not pull an Ed Wood and have Valkyrie wear a completely new hairstyle for the scenes, so a wig had to be purchased.

In this case, it cost a whopping $10,000 to replicate the character’s long, dark hair.

But something tells us Disney had no problem affording it, but then again who knows?

5. The Ironman Suit

Tony Stark, the fictional character, has a net worth of $12.8 billion, making him wealthier than Bruce Wayne himself!

So it stands to reason that the original Iron Man costume from the first film would be quite expensive as well.

We know exactly what it is worth: $325,000.

According to reports, it was stolen from a movie prop storage facility in 2018, and this was the price listed on the police report.

It does not appear to have been recovered yet, which is strange given how simple it would be to identify.

6. Black Panther's Suit

The suit worn by Black Panther is the most expensive in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Wakanda is the richest kingdom in the MCU, so it is only natural that Wakandan King T'Challa wears the finest attire.

In an interview with Coveteur, Ruth Carter, the costume designer for Black Panther, revealed the cost of the outfit: 'Black Panther' should have had about twenty costumes.

"However, they are quite costly, with one costume costing up to $300,000. I think we only had six."

This means they could have spent up to $1.8 million on suits.

7. The Batman Suit

Wearing that badass suit is one of the perks of playing Batman.

The fact that you would be making tens of millions of dollars probably does not hurt either.

But once 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' production wrapped, Ben Affleck, asked if he could keep his Batsuit forever and ever.

The answer, he explained on Live with Kelly and Michael in 2014, was "yes," but he would have to pay $100,000 for the privilege.

Despite Affleck's estimated net worth of $130 million as of then (he's currently worth $150 million), this price was too much for him to bear.

Maybe he just wanted to own a piece of Hollywood history that had caused him so much sweat and hard work. 

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