Collector's Call Web Extras: Sci-fi and horror movie costumes

Threads worn by Spider-Man, Robocop, Judge Dredd… and Bill & Ted!

As movie costume collector James Azrael puts it, “movies define us.” To him, movies serve as markers in time, tracking milestones in one’s life. But collecting costumes and props is about more than just the personal connection for James; it’s also a way of preserving history.

He considers himself the keeper of these iconic costumes for a moment in time, and he and his friend Brad have restored many of the items to their original condition.

James’ collection boasts identifiable costumes from films like Robocop, Little Shop of Horrors, The Terminator, Friday the 13th and countless more.

James and Brad are joined today by friend, appraiser and fellow movie costume collector Mark, who often helps James track down highly sought-after items. Mark has brought along an item in hopes of making a trade… but James has never traded or sold one of his costumes or props.

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1. Image gallery: Inside the collection


Take a closer look at these authentic Spider-Man, Spaceballs, Terminator, Robocop, and Bill & Ted costumes!


2. Bonus video: Bill & Ted costumes


Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) and Ted Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves) wore these custom threads in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, the 1991 sequel.


3. Bonus video: Silver Surfer costume


Legendary creator performer Doug Jones wore this physical costume in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the 2007 sequel with the Marvel superheroes. Much of it was enhanced with CGI.


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UnicornPrincess 51 months ago
Aaah! I missed this one! My luck, lol.
harlow1313 51 months ago
My favorite alien costumes are featured in Don Dohler's "The Alien Factor." I particularly love the alien with platform shoes.
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