Readers will recall a year back, when Steven Kirk discovered the original Gozer costume hanging on a lonely rack of unknown costumes. Originally he spoke of restoring it, but it looks like he’s opted to sell it, as it’s the one and only Ghostbusters item in the upcoming Profiles in History auction.
1129. SLAVITZA JOVAN “GOZER” COSTUME FROM GHOSTBUSTERS. (Columbia, 1984) Slavitza Jovan’s hero screen-worn “Gozer” costume from the thrilling climaz of the film. “Gozer”
struts out of the temple appearing before the Ghost Busters and uttering the famous line, “…Are you a God?” This beautiful costume consists of a custom-made nude bodystocking with integral mesh covered high heel shoes. Completely covered in vacuformed plastic bubbles ranging from ½ in. to 1 in. diameter, plastic and glass jewels and filament angel hair. This impressively made costume piece truly appears to be from another parallel
dimension! $8,000 – $12,000
Thanks to Ed Hartman for the heads up. The full-size image as it appears in the auction catalogue PDF is below. A quick look and it’s easy to confirm it’s the same costume Kirk found, which in turn was visually confirmed to be from the film. I’ve created a gallery of pictures of the costume on Facebook.
Once again, Profiles in History have gotten their hands on some unique Ghostbusters items and are auctioning them off in their latest catalog;
Lot 972. Prop Statue of Liberty bust from Ghostbusters 2. (Columbia, 1989) Six foot tall bust of the Statue of Liberty used in the final scenes of the film with a miniature puppet of Bill Murray “Dr. Peter Venkman” inside the crown. Constructed of fiberglass with hard plastic and resin detailing, and meticulously hand-painted and airbrushed to simulate the weathered metal construction of the statue. The craftsmanship of this piece is truly impressive. It exhibits some missing points along the crown and torch surround is detached, but could easily be repaired. Will require special shipping arrangements. $8,000 – $12,000
Lot 974. Gozer Temple pieces from final explosion sequence of Ghostbusters and ghost maquette from Ghostbusters II. (Columbia, 1989) Six pieces from the legendary Hollywood production designer John De Cuir’s 1/24 scale design for Gozer Temple miniature from Ghostbusters which exploded when the neutron wands “crossed streams”. Included are a 6 in. x 7 in. x 3 in. cast resin horned face column element, 7 x 10 in. molded plastic relief sculpture and several approx. 2 x 3 in. “exploded” architectural elements. Also includes a bust of a snaggletooth ghost from Ghostbusters II constructed from cast resin with greenish-gray finish applied. $800 – $1,200
Lot 975. Visual Effects miniature Titanic from Ghostbusters II. (Columbia, 1989) This visual effects miniature Titanic hull is visible in the scene where the ghosts are seen leaving the wreckage of the ship. This impressive piece is constructed of resin and styrene parts and measures a full 5 ft. long x approx. 18 in. wide. Built to resemble the cracked hull of the doomed ship. Will require special shipping arrangements. $2,000 – $3,000