Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Original Birdman movie costume on display...

In Alejandro González Iñárritu's comic drama, Birdman, Michael Keaton plays a washed-up actor struggling with his present circumstances and his sanity after helming an iconic superhero movie franchise in his past. Now he must overcome his ego and his family traumas as he puts all his resources into staging a big Broadway stage comeback to recapture his past acting glory.

Screen-used Birdman movie costume
Original Birdman movie costume
Birdman costume cowl
Birdman movie costume detail
Birdman film costume detail
Original Birdman superhero costume
Having played Batman in Tim Burton's Bat-franchise starting 1989 feature film and 1992 sequel Batman Returns, the actor is the perfect choice for this movie about the worlds of fame, theatre and Hollywoodland.

If you're a fan of DC Comics Caped Crusader, be sure to check out Michael Keaton's Batman movie costumes on display here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.

Birdman movie poster
Birdman movie poster
Being a huge comic book fan, one of my favourite things about the movie was the design of the Birdman costume (although I also loved the clever cinematography and the always wonderful Emma Stone as the aging actor's troubled daughter).

Birdman movie costume in detail
Birdman film costume
Birdman movie costume
Birdman movie costume exhibit
Birdman movie costume detail
Birdman cowl costume detail
Birdman wings costume detail
Birdman wings back costume
Actual Birdman movie costume
Legendary Oscar-winning Costume Designer Albert Wolsky (he won for 1979's All That Jazz and 1991's Bugsy) was responsible for crafting the heroic look of the faux iconic 'Birdman' and Benjamin Kanes filled out the muscle costume as a young 'Riggan Thomson'.

You really can imagine the mythology behind this cinematic superhero with that amulet on his gloved hand, his taloned-feet and that Birdman belt-buckle (which I'm sure would be top of many people's Christmas wish list).
Birdman movie costume
Birdman movie costume belt
Birdman movie costume belt buckle
Birdman movie costume glove detail
Birdman costume glove detail
Birdman movie costume glove
Birdman movie costume boots
Birdman film costume boot
Birdman film costume
Birdman film costume detail
Birdman movie costume
Original Birdman movie costume
This fantastic costume used in the movie was on display at my local Golden Apple Comics store on L.A.'s Melrose Avenue (where I've bought my comics for the last six years) on December 10, 2014, and it's also where I got to meet Jaimie Alexander who plays Sif in Marvel's Thor movies, so there's always something happening there.

I'm sure we'll be seeing many Birdman cosplayers at conventions in the future and maybe next Halloween, especially if the film wins any Academy Awards, so I make no apologies for the number of reference photos that I'm sure fans will appreciate.

Needless to say, I could easily have walked away with this costume as well as my weekly Marvel comic books. I love my life at times.

Birdman movie poster
Birdman film poster
Buy the movie soundtrack: Birdman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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