For a Mere $300,000 You Can Own a Custom Fantastic Beasts Costume of Your Own

Imagine what it would be like to be fitted for your very own movie costume by one of Hollywood’s most celebrated costume designers. You would definitely win any Halloween costume contest and be the toast of every Comic Con. That very scenario is now possible, just not very practical. Neiman Marcus has teamed up with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald to offer someone with a very substantial chunk of change a collaboration with the film’s costume designer.

Neiman Marcus released their iconic annual Christmas Book last week and the best part is daydreaming about the completely unobtainable Fantasy gifts. The tradition started in 1959 and it’s a delight to pour over the luxurious experiences that come with an outrageous price tag. The 2005 book featured a $1.5 million opportunity for Elton John to play at your Christmas party. In 2016, a total bargain of $30,000 would score you a walk-on role in Broadway’s Waitress.

The crème de la crème for movie fans may be this year’s opportunity to purchase a custom collaboration with four-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood on a Fantastic Beasts outfit of your own. That 1920s style is so divine. All you’ll need to collect the experience is a mere $300,000. There’s a reason these gifts are called “fantasy,” but it’s fun to see Atwood featured in the catalog. The legendary costume designer has often collaborated with director Tim Burton to deliver fanciful and memorable looks on screen. Atwood won an Oscar for her work on Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice in Wonderland, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. If that wasn’t enough, she’s been nominated eight other years.

The prize also comes with some excellent swag including an autographed poster from the film and two Fantastic Beasts wands. If you actually do have that kind of cash, it’s for a good cause. The purchase price will benefit The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and J.K. Rowling’s own charity, the LUMOS Foundation benefitting disadvantaged children in orphanages.

Here’s the full package of gifts you’ll receive for your money:

  • Ms. Atwood will design and create a one-of-a-kind garment for the customer
  • Ms. Atwood will be available for one brainstorming session/initial fitting and lunch for the customer and a guest in Los Angeles
  • Photograph of customer/guest with Ms. Atwood
  • Outfit sketch autographed by Ms. Atwood
  • Final fitting to be completed by Ms. Atwood’s assistant; assistant to travel to the customer’s location
  • Mutually agreed-upon number of picture-related items to be bundled with the Fantasy Gift that may include:
    • Autographed Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald mini-poster from San Diego Comic-Con
    • Collection of three HarperCollins’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald “Making of” books: Lights, Camera, Magic!: The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; The Archive of Magic: The Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    • Selection of two Fantastic Beasts wands from The Noble Collection
      • Dumbledore Wand
      • Grindelwald Wand
  • Contingent upon the premieres being scheduled by vendor, two admit-one tickets to the London or Paris Picture premiere screening only will be provided, which includes access to the red carpet, to be bundled with the Fantasy Gift if purchased by November 1, 2018. Tickets to the after-party will not be included.

Maybe it will be a good splurge if you win the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot this week. That kind of dough could buy you 5,333 custom Fantastic Beasts costumes.

See all of Atwood’s designs in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on November 16.

Featured Image: ZOË KRAVITZ as Leta Lestrange in Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy adventure “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.