Freddy Krueger costume comes to Fangoria auction at $12,000

Collectors looking for the ultimate Halloween costume will love Premiere Props' annual Fangoria auction on October 25 in California, which is headlined by a full Freddie Krueger costume.

Freddy Krueger costume
The Krueger costume is one of the most iconic pieces of horror film memorabilia



Fangoria is a long-running horror film magazine, which has teamed up with Premiere Props to offer spooky collectibles in time for October 31st. The Krueger costume, including his famous striped jumper, hat and trousers, is valued at $10,000-12,000.

The costume originates from Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, which was released in 1989. It comes from the collection of special effect coordinator Andre G Ellingson, who also worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

With Krueger (played by Robert Englund) one of the most iconic characters in the history of horror movies, this is a highly desirable piece. According to the auction house, another of Krueger's jumpers was cut into two-inch swatches by one company and offered to collectors, immediately selling out.

Completing the collection is Krueger's blade-glove, which is valued at $7,000-10,000.


This casting was made from the original mold



Classic horror movie fans will love the cast of the head of the Creature From the Black Lagoon, which is offered at $2,000-3,000.

Considered one of the greatest horror films of all time, Creature From the Black Lagoon was one of the highest grossing films of the 1950s and the iconography from the film is still regularly recreated in popular culture today.

Also starring is a fantastic two-headed Orthrus production maquette from Clash of the Titans (1981), which was made by the legendary Ray Harryhausen, who died in 2013. Widely regarded as the godfather of stop-motion animation, collectors will surely be eager to commemorate Harryhausen's career, and push the piece past its modest $2,000-3,000 estimate.

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