I could do with the money...
As auction number eleven draws to a close, it is completely eclipsed by the latest item that David Bowie has selected from his own vaults. In an incredible move David has decided to "let go" many of his original items of stage clothing, some dating back over thirty years. The first piece is one of his very favourite items, and also one of the few outfits that was worn throughout the '72 and '73 tours...The "Woodland Creature" costume!
This costume was first worn at the Rainbow shows in London of August 1972, and, though a duplicate was later produced, this is the original outfit. Beautifully crafted from leather, the design is hand-painted, and a closer inspection reveals a little wear and tear, which is presumably why the duplicate was made in the first place. You can see close-ups on the eBay page, including more live shots of Ziggy modelling the thing, like the picture above from 1973.
Believe me, I did try to dissuade David from parting with this stuff, (there's a lot more to come) not only because I can't possibly afford anything like this right now, but also because it seems a shame to split the collection up. Anyway, he seems determined, and seeing as this is his favourite item, I guess he is serious.
There is quite a high reserve on this most beautiful piece of rock history, and I for one hope it isn't met. If however you think it should be yours, then click on the link below...I hope you're unsuccessful!