Remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie from 1993? Well, it seems that the suit used to portray Leonardo in the movie failed to sell at an auction earlier this week. The company behind the auction was estimating its value between £10,000 and £15,000, but despite the low price, no one was interested in picking it up. Poor, poor Leonardo!
Leonardo’s (Mark Caso) costume from Stuart Gilard’s family adventure sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. When their friend April O’Neil (Paige Turco) was magically transported back in time to 17th century Japan, Leonardo and his fellow turtles followed in an attempt to rescue her.
This costume includes a green turtle bodysuit consisting of foam latex cast elements over a spandex base, with dense-foam chest and shell elements, leather knee and elbow pads, and a leather sheath setup for Leonardo’s swords. The head included is a stunt version, also utilizing a foam latex skin over a spandex base, with cast resin teeth, high-quality eyes, a fabric bandana, internal helmet liner shell for the performer, and a zipper at the back to allow the piece to be closed. Both the body and head of the costume show substantial breakdown to the foam latex elements and require restoration. The body is currently filled with some stuffing and rests on an oversize clothing hangar — additional work is needed to make the piece stand. Dimensions (Head attached): 185.5 cm x 81.25 cm x 38 cm (73″ x 32″ x 15″)