Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Costumes, props and motorcycles from Captain America and The Avengers...

Hands up who was surprised with how good 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger was. Being a Marvel Comics (and Chris Evans) fan I was worried that the star-spangled Avenger wouldn't live up to the expectations of his big screen Marvel predecessors like Iron Man and Thor, or that his onscreen debut may be a corny, patriotic mess. Fortunately my fears were proven wrong and I loved every minute of Cap's World War II origin and action romp.

Original motorcycles, costumes and props from 
Captain America and The Avengers movies
Captain America costume motorcycle exhibit
Captain America movie costume Avengers
Captain America costume motorcycle movie display
The Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibition at The Reagan Library had these original motorcycles used in the movie on July 17, 2012, plus Captain America's shield and modern day uniform from The Avengers on display.

The Avengers movie billboard
Avengers movie billboard Sunset Strip
I don't believe this updated costume designed by Alexandra Byrne was actually worn by Chris Evans in 2012's The Avengers, but the whole thing is instead a prop from Cap's ready room locker set from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.

Captain America costume from The Avengers
Captain America movie costume Avengers
Captain America costume Avengers
Avengers Captain America costume
It's still pretty cool though and provides great detail of the patriotic uniform, especially if you plan to make it yourself for Halloween or Cosplay purposes. Obviously it goes without saying, where Captain America entertained, The Avengers simply blew me away and totally exceeded all my expectations.

Steve Rogers 1942 WLA motorcycle 
from Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America Steve Rogers motorcycle display
Captain America Steve Rogers 1942 WLA motorcycle
Captain America Steve Rogers 1942 motorcycle
Meanwhile, 'Steve Rogers' 1942 WLA motorcycle, driven by Chris Evans in the titular hero's solo movie, is a modified Harley-Davidson 'Cross Bones' motorcycle.
The Avengers movie billboard
Avengers movie billboard
The other motorcycle on display is a modified Honda CRF250X Motocross bike complete with Hydra emblem, used by the 'Red Skull's' personal Hydra army against Cap and the Allied Forces.

Hydra motorcycle featured in Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America Hydra motorcycle
Captain America Hydra motorcycle
Captain America Hydra motorcycle
Captain America Hydra motorcycle
If you're a Marvel fan, you may also want to check out these original motorcycles from Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance on display.

Captain America: The First Avenger movie billboard
Captain America First Avenger billboard
Buy the movies: Marvel's The Avengers (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy + Digital Music Download)
Buy the Captain America Halloween costume: The Avengers NEW Captain America Cosplay Costume Set

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