This TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Movie Costume is For Sale And it is Terrifying
These costumes were made for the original live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies were awesome for the late 80s early 90s. But, those outfits did not stand the test of time well and they are depleting now.
Check out the photos below, the original screen-used costume for Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is decaying into something quite horrifying. It’s in very rough shape, but it’s up for auction by the London-based Prop Store.
Here’s the description that was shared:
Leonardo’s (Mark Caso) costume from Stuart Gilard’s family adventure sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. When their friend April O’Neil (Paige Turco) was magically transported back in time to 17th century Japan, Leonardo and his fellow turtles followed in an attempt to rescue her.
This costume includes a green turtle bodysuit consisting of foam latex cast elements over a spandex base, with dense-foam chest and shell elements, leather knee and elbow pads, and a leather sheath setup for Leonardo’s swords. The head included is a stunt version, also utilizing a foam latex skin over a spandex base, with cast resin teeth, high-quality eyes, a fabric bandana, internal helmet liner shell for the performer, and a zipper at the back to allow the piece to be closed. Both the body and head of the costume show substantial breakdown to the foam latex elements and require restoration. The body is currently filled with some stuffing and rests on an oversize clothing hangar — additional work is needed to make the piece stand. Dimensions (Head attached): 185.5 cm x 81.25 cm x 38 cm (73″ x 32″ x 15″)
The costume is looking to see for an estimated £10,000 – £15,000. This thing is in such bad shape, I don’t know who would even want to buy it.