Superman IV The Quest for Peace
Superman’s (Christopher Reeve) Flying Tunic
Categories: Costume, Movie Props
Date Sold: 22/08/1970
Superman’s (Christopher Reeve) flying tunic from Sidney J. Furie’s Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. This tunic was created for use in flying sequences.
Originally designed by Yvonne Blake for the original Superman films, and made by costumiers Bermans and Nathans, the tunic is made of Polyamide, a specially blended synthetic fabric designed to provide some stretch while limiting visible signs of sweat during use under the heat of production lighting. The fabric for Superman IV was specially made to create a shimmering effect under lighting.
The costume bears the Superman ‘S’ symbol on the chest, with press studs attached at the shoulders for attaching Superman’s flowing red cape. A zipper running down the back allows easy access and removal. A Berman and Nathans costumier label at the collar reads ‘Christopher Reeve; 4913 Flying; Superman IV.’ The tunic displays only very minor wear from use, including minor stains at the back of the neck and across the front. However, despite this wear, it remains in very good condition.
Estimate £8,000 – £10,000