Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard costume up for auction

Whitney Houston

The iconic costume Whitney Houston wore in The Bodyguard is set to be auctioned off.

The item, known as the Queen of the Night outfit, was worn by the late singer when she played Rachel Marron in the 1992 drama and was used to create the video shown in the background of one of the movie's scenes as well as the live concert footage of her on stage.

It's also the outfit worn by Whitney in the poster image for the film, in which she is depicted being carried by her co-star Kevin Costner.

The costume consists of a chrome finish plastic chest piece, a cloth corset with various trim pieces, a metallic grey undersuit with some holes and rips from wear during filming, a large collar piece made of chrome balls, a belt with attached strings of chrome beads, a waist attachment with a metallic silver partial skirt, long gloves with attached decorations, metal arm cuffs, tall high heel boots with diamond shaped decoration down the side, and a silver plastic and metal headpiece.

Bidding for the piece will be held through the website ScreenUsed.com as part of its Hollywood Memorabilia Auction, and has a start price of $10,000 (£7,800), with the auction concluding on 25 August (18).

The Bodyguard was nominated for two Oscars at the 1993 Academy Awards, with the lead song, I Will Always Love You, winning Whitney a Grammy.

Other notable film memorabilia that will be up for sale through the site includes a suit worn by Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III, boxing trunks worn by Will Smith in Ali and the pyjamas Johnny Depp wore in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands.

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