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A George the Bear Santa costume from the 1980’s Hofmeister Beer ‘Follow the Beer’ campaign festive television advert.
This costume consists of a red velvet and white fur-trimmed Santa top and trousers, a wide black leather belt, black wellies with white fur trims, and two brown and salmon-coloured canvas sacks. Completing this costume is a foam and faux fur head with holes cut in the eyes for the wearer to see through, a Velcro opening at the back, and a set of faux fur hands.
The costume exhibits wear from production use and age, including some buttons missing from the jacket, staining on the boots and slight deforming of the head shape from storage.
Materials: Man-Made Woven Fibres, Leather, Faux Fur, Non-Ferrous Metals, Plastic.