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Bubbles The Chimp Custom "BAD" Leather Costume (c. 1989)

Bubbles The Chimp Custom "BAD" Leather Costume (c. 1989)

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Era: Bad Era 
Artist: Michael Jackson 
Year: 1989 
Manufacturer: Michael Bush/Dennis Tompkins (designers) 
Size: Custom 
Country: USA 


Two piece BAD style leather costume custom designed by Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush for Michael's famous pet chimpanzee Bubbles.  Features black leather overalls with red leather piping and decorative metal studded cuffs, together with a cropped leather jacket with red leather armbands, red piping and metal button closures.  The jacket is signed on left front in silver felt tip pen, "Love Michael Jackson".

From Julien's Auctions:

Fifty percent of the proceeds earned from the sale of this item will be donated to Bubbles' continued care at the Center for Great Apes, located in Wauchula, Florida.  The Center for Great Apes is a nonprofit organization that maintains a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees that have been used in entertainment or kept as pets by private owners.  Bubbles has lived with other chimpanzees at the Center since 2005, and is now 26 years old, and weighs about 180 pounds.  Bubbles has a sweet nature and spends time babysitting the younger chimps and enjoying splashing in the big tubs of his habitat.

Sold by Julien's Auctions (Lot #587) for $11,250 at their 2010 Icons & Idols auction.  All screen captures are the property of their respective owners.  

Est. Value: $11,250.00
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