Will Ferrell's Elf costume from 2003 holiday classic goes for almost $300K in auction


Will Ferrell’s Elf costume from 2003 holiday classic goes for almost $300K in auction


The costume Will Ferrell wore in the 2003 movie Elf was sold for just under $300,000 in a Tuesday auction from the Prop Store. 

The winning bid went for $296,702.66, according to TMZ, which exponentially surpassed the estimated projections of $27,600-$41,000 the cinematic memento was projected to take in.

The identity of the bidder who won the costume was not disclosed, the outlet reported.

The latest: The costume Will Ferrell wore in the 2003 movie Elf was sold for just under $300,000 in a Tuesday auction from the Prop Store

The identity of the bidder who won the costume was not disclosed, TMZ reported

The latest: The costume Will Ferrell wore in the 2003 movie Elf was sold for just under $300,000 in a Tuesday auction from the Prop Store 

According to the description from the Prop Store, the costume consisted of ‘a green Antron fleece pointed hat featuring a yellow pleated sash and a red feather; a matching green tunic with a white fur collar and cuffs; a pair of yellow fleece-like stockings; and a pair of black leather shoes featuring curled toes.’

The tunic’s front is embroidered with a floral gold pattern, with metal hook fastenings lining the front, and a black leather belt around the waist, the description read.

Tags reading ‘Mr. Ferrell’ from Carelli Costume are stitched to the inner portions of the hat, tunic and stockings, while other labels affixed to the costume read ‘Hero-1,’ ‘Buddy Hero-1′ and ’02 Buddy.’

The outfit was sold amid a lot of 1,000 pieces of film memorabilia that was projected to go for as much as $7.6 million, according to TMZ, with Tom Hanks’ Wilson volleyball from the 2000 movie Castaway going for $388,750.

The winning bid went for $296,702.66, according to TMZ, which exponentially surpassed the estimated projections of $27,600-$41,000 the cinematic memento was projected to take in

According to the description from the Prop Store, the costume consisted of 'a green Antron fleece pointed hat featuring a yellow pleated sash and a red feather; a matching green tunic with a white fur collar and cuffs; a pair of yellow fleece-like stockings; and a pair of black leather shoes featuring curled toes'

The winning bid went for $296,702.66, according to TMZ, which exponentially surpassed the estimated projections of $27,600-$41,000 the cinematic memento was projected to take in

The character's curly toed black shoes were a part of the costume lot

The character’s curly toed black shoes were a part of the costume lot 

Elf arrived in theaters in November of 2003, featuring Ferrell as Buddy, a human raised as an elf who goes on a mission to find his biological father in New York City. 

It included an ensemble cast of James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Ed Asner, Zooey Deschanel, Peter Dinklage and Artie Lange and made more than $220 million internationally, according to Box Office Mojo.

Ferrell, 54, revealed last month to The Hollywood Reporter that he passed on $29 million to appear in Elf 2, as he said that the storyline was ‘rehashed’ and he wasn’t confident the film would be good.

‘I would have had to promote the movie from an honest place, which would’ve been, like, “Oh no, it’s not good. I just couldn’t turn down that much money,”‘ Ferrell told the outlet. ‘And I thought, “Can I actually say those words? I don’t think I can, so I guess I can’t do the movie.”‘ 

The outfit was sold amid a lot of 1,000 pieces of film memorabilia that was projected to go for as much as $7.6 million

The outfit was sold amid a lot of 1,000 pieces of film memorabilia that was projected to go for as much as $7.6 million

The costume from the holiday movie was auctioned off Tuesday by the Prop Store

The costume from the holiday movie was auctioned off Tuesday by the Prop Store 

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