Most expensive Halloween items ever!
Christmas and Halloween are the times when people really don’t mind splurging a fortune on festive shopping. Even recession is not a barrier to people when festivity and celebration mood is on. Halloween, that has just passed yesterday, has become the world’s second most expensive holiday. According to a survey, Americans alone spend around $6.86 billion on the Halloween items that includes gifts, décor, mask and costumes. These items might not be the scariest ones depending on personal opinion, but surely are the most expensive Halloween items. Earlier, Halloween used to be one of the inexpensive festivals and people used to decorate their homes with the spooky items they have and make costumes of old torn clothes. Lately, people have started celebrating it in an elaborated manner by splurging on not just on Halloween costumes and decor, but also on other expensive gift ideas for Halloween. Hence we have compiled a list of top 5 items that people (read opulent) have vouched on. Check them out:
1. Original Dracula Cape
Expected Price: $2 Million
If it’s Halloween, Dracula has to be there. Original Dracula cape worn by the Bela Lugosi in Dracula movie is all set to go for auction though Halloween is well past 2011. Reportedly, the celebrated actor Bela Lugosi died in 1956 and was buried in his Dracula costume. The only thing left behind was this cape that will be auctioned in the ‘Icons of Hollywood’ taking place in Beverly Hills from December 15 to 17. The black cape is expected to fetch somewhere around $2 Million. Had the Cape been auctioned before Halloween this year, it would have made a buzz of being the most expensive Halloween costume ever.
2. Human Slinky
Price: $1 Million
This might not be the scariest one but is probably the most expensive Halloween costumes ever made. The costume is made by performer named Veniamin who appeared on television shows like America’s Got Talent, Late Show With David Letterman and The View. The costume is made of some circles (material is unknown) but the performer says that one size fits almost anyone. The costume that costs whooping $1 million comes with five year’s permission to perform this act on stage around the world. The costume is up for sale on eBay and 10% of the proceeds will go to American Cancer Society.
3. Casey Anthony Mask
Price: $1 Million
People spend thousands of dollars on expensive Halloween masks, but there is someone who placed a bid of $1 Million for a mask. Yes, a rich buyer bought a Casey Anthony’s latex mask on eBay that is also quoted as the “scariest mask on planet”. The expression of the mask has been derived from the time when she was under the trial for the murder of her 2 year old daughter.
4. Full Suit of Armor
Who said Halloween costume has to be scary, nowadays people are going for more unusual items than scary ones. This full armored suit is a perfect example of such expensive Halloween costumes that people are opting for. This armor suit is up for sale at eBay for $30,402 as initial bid. This medieval period armor is mad of good quality steel and was used in battlefields at that time. The armor suit used to safeguard the knights fitting in the battlefields against various weapons like crossbow, battle axe and two-handed sword etc.
5. Ivory Skull
Halloween surely reminds all of us of scary skulls. So, if we are talking about the scary and expensive items of Halloween then this skull that can be used as a mask cannot be ruled out, besides its a collectible. This rare ivory skull is up for sale at Bonhams auction that will also feature some of the rarest things made of unique materials. The auction will include around 130 items made of ivory and this skull is expected to fetch the most handsome amount amongst all. The spooky mask is estimated to draw at least $24,000 at the November 2 auction.