Cowardly Lion Costume Sells for $3 million at Auction
According to the Associated Press, the costume was authenticated to be the one that Bert Lahr wore in the film; a back-up costume fetched almost $1 million in recent years. The costume’s previous owner, Los Angeles Museum of Television founder James Comisar, said that the costume was made out of real lion skins, and was extensively analyzed to conclude that this costume was indeed the one that was worn on-screen.
According to People, the costume had been found from an old MGM building by a junk dealer cleaning out the deserted lot in the 1970s.
That’s one hell of a Hallowe’en costume!