So many people contact me after visiting my blog to see if they can buy the costumes and props featured here. Sadly I have to tell them that I'm an admirer and not an owner of these fantastic creations from the big and small screen, but fortunately there are often ways you can get hold of these original movie costumes and props. On September 27, 2016 Prop Store will hold its latest Live Auction of movie and television collectibles in London, so be sure to check out their online auction catalogue to see what cinematic and televisual treasures are available for you to buy. Included this time around are over 550 lots of incredible costumes, props and production materials going under the hammer, from films like the original Star Wars trilogy, Gladiator, Les Misérables, The Dark Knight trilogy, Highlander, Indiana Jones, the Terminator movies and even iconic Ray Harryhausen concept sketches. There were so many cool items in their catalogue, but here are handful that really caught my magpie eye.
worn by Sam J. Jones
Danilo Donati was Costume Designer on the classic science fiction film and this vibrant red and gold embellished jacket is expected to sell for between £5,000-£7,000.
The movie saw a human archeological expedition to Antarctica become trapped in a battle between young Predators and newly hatched Aliens in a hidden training temple.
This hulking armoured alien creation made by Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated could be yours for between £40,000-£60,000.
This red Bajoran Militia uniform was worn by Nana Visitor as the no-nonsense and fiery 'Major Kira Nerys' serving on the Starfleet-managed space station DS9 orbiting the planet of Bajor.
Robert "Bob" Blackman was Costume Designer on the entire run of DS9 and I liked this sleeker one-piece version of Kira's red command uniform, which debuted in later seasons of the show, because it wasn't as stiff and lost the shoulder-pads of her initial series costume.
This cool uniform is expected to sell for between £1,500-£2,000, which personally I feel is a bit of a steal and any Deep Space Nine fan would love to own this costume.
This Richard Curtis tale of intertwined relationships and storylines is a must-see every Christmas to get me in the festive spirit, and every time I tear up at the start of the movie with Keira Knightley's wedding to Chiwetel Eijofor and the surprise instrument players and choir in the church.
'Juliet's' wedding dress was designed by Joanna Johnston and is expected to sell for around £5,000-£7,000
If like me you're a fan of the romantic comedy, then be sure to also check out these other Love Actually movie costumes on display.
This fully functional crossbow was made by Applied Effects and is up for auction at £15,000-£20,000.
Starring alongside Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt wore this battlesuit as Special Forces warrior 'Rita Vrataski', the 'Angel of Verdun', who fights wave after wave of alien invaders in this groundhog day style story adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel All You Need Is Kill.
Can you imagine turning up at a convention, or walking down the street at Halloween, in this supercool costume (or just starring at it for hours in your protective display case). This futuristic EXO Suit designed by Pierre Bohanna could be yours for between £12,000-£15,000.
After running for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002 investigating the paranormal and extra-terrestrial, the TV pop culture phenomenon returned for new episodes this year, so I imagine these FBI agent props from The X-Files original run will be snapped up like hot cakes in the auction.
The black leather wallet FBI Photo ID and Badge is estimated to go for £3,000-£5,000, whilst the clip-on Photo ID will sell for £2,000-£3,000 and are available for each character in both options.
As you can see from these examples there are some really cool items up for grabs this time around, so it may be time to raid your piggybank and check out Prop Store's website for further details.