Superman the Movie

Yvonne Blake Superman Costume Sketch

Categories: Costume Sketch, Production

Date Sold: 21/08/1970

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$ 8500.00


Original costume design sketch, accomplished in ink and watercolor on a 16 ½ in. x 23 ½ in. sheet of artist’s illustration paper, featuring the classic superhero costume for Superman. This design was executed before Christopher Reeve was cast in the title role, so the likeness of Superman is somewhat general. Costume notes at the lower right corner read “Leotard in shimmering blue two way stretch fabric worn over false muscles & harness for flying. Capes to be made in various flowing fashion for resting. Boots in glove leather or elastic with small heel. ‘S’ motif in red & gold on breast & again in all gold on back of cape. Gold metal belt with ‘S’ buckle.” Signed at the lower right corner, “Yvonne Blake – ‘76.” An iconic costume design, which was soon brought to life so memorably by Christopher Reeve! From the personal collection of Superman producer Ilya Salkind.

Estimate: $8,000 to $12,000