Will Ferrell's Buddy the Elf costume sold for astonishing amount at auction
Written 12th December 2022 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter
Elf (2003) starring Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel and James Cann, has become a worldwide success and it is one of the all-time Christmas favorites watched by many families each year.
In YourChristmasCountdown.com's annual poll it appears in the Top 3 of "Best Christmas Movies" narrowly beaten by the Grinch and Home Alone.
The movie is about an Elf, played by Will Ferrell, who as a baby accidentally crawls into Santa's sack and is brought back to the North Pole. Although a human baby, he is raised by the elves as an elf, the elves call him Buddy. As Buddy grows up it is clear that he isn't an elf and goes on a search to find his biological father in New York.
In 2021 it was reported that Will Ferrell’s original Elf costume sold for almost $300,000 (£221,000) at an auction.
The costume was estimated to start at around $41,000 (£30,000), with a bidder from London securing the costume with a final bid of $296,000 (£218,000)
The lucky winner has chosen to stay anonymous, all we know of the person is that the bid was made from London, UK.
The auction house described the outfit as
- a green Antron fleece pointed hat featuring a yellow pleated sash and a red feather
- a matching green tunic with a white fur collar and cuffs
- a pair of yellow fleece-like stockings
- and a pair of black leather shoes featuring curled toes