Dark Knight Rises, The

545 - Live Auction 2016 - Bane's (Tom Hardy) Costume

Stock #66942

Bane's (Tom Hardy) costume from the action film The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan. Bane wore his trademark costume after his infiltration of Gotham City, working with the resurgent League of Shadows to destroy Batman (Christian Bale).

Designed by the Academy Award®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, who received a BAFTA Award®-nomination for her work on The Dark Knight, the ensemble was intended to draw on Bane's background as a violent mercenary.

The costume is composed of a long-sleeved shirt made of a custom stippled fabric, a custom-made body armour vest of cotton with leather panels and canvas straps running from front to back across the shoulders. The vest screen-matches the scene in which Bane battles Batman in the Gotham sewers. A canvas and nylon belt with leather trim detailing is worn around the waist. A pair of grey tactical trousers with cargo pockets and reinforced rubber knee pads (marked ‘TH3' internally) is worn below, with a pair of brown leather combat boots with gaiters(marked ‘TH Lifts' within). A brown leather bracer is worn on the right hand. The ensemble is capped off with Bane's trademark brown leather jacket, which features a wool lining, linen cargo pockets and steel buttons throughout.

Bane's mask was designed to provide a sleek profile in contrast to Batman's cowl, and was inspired by the snarling maws of wild animals. The respirator is a clamshell design, with the body made of plastic and vinyl. The rear of the mask, which is dressed with fabric, nylon webbing, rubber mesh and resin detailing, features a protective chin guard fastened with Velcro, and magnets embedded in the cheeks. The mouthpiece is secured with magnets and a clip along the bridge of the nose. The mask is finished in blue and metallic faux-silver paint. Both mask components are marked ‘Hero4' internally. Heavily distressed for filming, the mask shows signs of production wear including a missing magnet on the left cheek. 'Black tack' was used to ensure a secure fit.

The costume is presented on the custom mannequin display it was mounted on for promotional touring after filming. Dimensions (displayed): 45 cm x 95 cm x 187 cm (18" x 37½" x 73 ¾")

This lot is supplied with a Warner Bros. certificate of authenticity in place of a Prop Store certificate. Payment plan on this item is restricted to a duration of one month. Please contact us for further information.

Estimate: £20000 - £30000

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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