Costume drama: Want to be a star? An auction of film props will let you look the part


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It might be the closest you'll ever get to the Oscars, but with your own piece of Hollywood ephemera you can at least create a stir at this year's Halloween party. Film fans should head to Westfield shopping centre in east London, where an auction of movie props on Thursday includes such treasures as a batsuit from the 1989 Batman film. That's predicted to reach £15,000, however; and you can expect to pay around the same price even for milder memorabilia, such as a Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

The Los Angeles-based movie collectibles shop Prop Store, is teaming up with cinema chain Vue for the sale. Tim Richards, chief executive of Vue Entertainment International, said: "It's the first time an auction of this scale has been held in a cinema, so it should make for an entertaining evening."