Supposed Original Reeve Superman Costume Auction

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JoeR

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Just wandering what the Superman experts make of this Superman costume. It is supposedly a Reeve suit used in I and II.



Christopher Reeve's costume worn in both "Superman" (Warner Bros., 1978) and "Superman II" (Warner Bros., 1980). Consisting of a full length blue body suit with the famous red and yellow "S" insignia sewn in and red trunks attached, yellow belt, red cape with yellow "S" insignia sewn on, red leather "Flying" boots with zip-up back closure and velcro flap, and a dark wig.
 

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JoeR

Sr Member
Forgot to say I believe it went through Profiles a while back. Also were any wigs used in Superman?

Joe
 

nogga_nootch

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I think there were some wigs used for stunt performers in certain scenes, but i don't think reeve ever used one.
 

frosty

Sr Member
Actually i think he did wear a wig for most if not all the movies, as far as the costume goes, looks ok, but there are a few fakes floating around out there
 

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darthvaderv

Sr Member
I never would of thought he wore a wig for the Superman films.

Are you sure it was him and not a stunt double?

Chris Reeve had his own hair didn't he, so why the wig?????
 

Too Much Garlic

Master Member
I don't think the above suit is authentic. Doesn't look like any of the suits he wore in the movies. The S symbol is definitely wrong - doesn't look like it's sown into the suit but rather sewed onto the suit - as well as the trunks being way too long.

Difficult to see if the neck opening is squared and follows the upper edge of the S symbol - same distance straight across from left to right and not curved like a regular shirt.
 

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ob1al

Sr Member
I'm surprised to hear that Chris Reeve wore a wig as Superman..!

I never would have thought that.
 

Funky

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Yes, he wore a wig! CR has said so himself on many occasions. There are even pics floating around of them putting it on him.
 

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Funky

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*sigh*

Once again, for the cheap seats:

I am NOT Aramndo Alvarez! You DO realize that there are more than one "Armando" in the world, right?! :confused
 

cking

Sr Member
Reeve wore a wig in some scenes because it made things much easier and faster to switch from Superman to Clark Kent scenes when they were filming. I'm told that's the main reason they gave him a wig - just to speed up filming his scenes.

Chris
 

d3po2u

Well-Known Member
Here are some pics of an original Chris Reeve suit.
This is soon to be on display at a museum I work at.



And His cape,






I noticed with the tunic/suit, its closer to an Aqua color, than a blue. Almost teal.
 

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