Most Expensive and Iconic Movie Outfits of All Time

There are many elements in filmmaking that have to perfectly align to make a movie profitable. The script, the plot, the set, and, of course, the costumes. The outfits worn by characters can have such a long-lasting impact that they almost become part of pop culture history. As a result, the original versions can become insanely valuable.

From Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress to John Wayne’s eyepatch, these getups seen in movies by the likes of Sony have a life of their own. In some cases, they are even worth more than the actor got paid for the part!

X-Men 2: Wolverine’s Claws

Worn By: Hugh Jackman
Year: 2003
Value: $40,250*

X2: X-Men United was the second in the Marvel franchise, and it featured, of course, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The stunt claws in the movie weren’t made of the fictional alloy adamantium, like in the comic books (and Hugh Jackman’s spine isn’t made of the stuff either, we don’t think).

Instead, the props were constructed of urethane and mounted onto metal machine grips, which were marked “L2” and “R2,” indicating on which hand they should be worn. The stunt claws have minor wear and tear from their use in the action-packed sequel, but that didn’t stop the buyer, who purchased the claws at auction for $40,250.