The Batsuit that Michael Keaton wore in Batman Returns sold at auction this week. According to Entertainment Weekly, it went for $41,250 at an auction in Los Angeles. As the auction listing shows, only one person bid on the costume.
The suit is made up of “formed black rubber segments covered by the textured integral cape and cowl style mask, with long black leather gloves, boots and gold plastic belt and bat symbol,” according to the auction. “Original parts of the costume worn in the film are the cowl, cape and body; the gloves, belt, insignia and shoes are replicas for the display.
The item was in “overall very good condition.”
The box-office hit raked in $266.8 million and was nominated for two Academy Awards: best visual effects and best makeup. Batman Returns was also the last time Keaton portrayed the superhero, afterward hanging up his cape and turning over the role to actors such as Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck.