barry sonnenfeld

barry sonnenfeld

RICK BAKER AUCTION - Lot 209 - Mikey (John Alexander) Costume Display - Men in Black (1997)

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A Mikey (John Alexander) costume display from Barry Sonnenfeld’s sci-fi comedy Men in Black. With the distinction of being the first on-screen alien to appear in the franchise, Mikey is a memorable character designed to express a wide range of emotions in a short amount of screen time. This film-used costume was mounted for display after the production for use in Baker’s renowned display room at Cinovation Studios. Mikey’s skin is made of foam latex and features incredible levels of detail. The head includes a pair of acrylic eyes and silicone-covered acrylic ear stalks. The character’s only wardrobe is a molded latex belt that has been painted to give the appearance of tarnished green and silver metal. This belt is permanently attached to the creature as it is sewn to the figure’s waist. The costume is mounted on a posed display form, and foam padding is used throughout to support the foam latex skin and help keep its appropriate shape. The head features internal mechanisms as does the back of the costume, which articulated the flippers. This Mikey costume is mounted on a black wood stand. This piece has undergone sympathetic conservation and stabilization; additional information available upon inquiry. Areas of the foam latex skin show some wear due to production use and age, however the display remains in overall good condition. Dimensions: 58” x 60” x 82” (147 cm x 152 cm x 208 cm) Register and Bid on the Rick Baker Auction here: http://propstore.auctionserver.net/view-auctions/catalog/id/22/