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The chariot race in Ben-Hur is legendary, but as the focus of the action is on Messala and Judah going wheel-to-wheel, there are several other national champion charioteers who also deserve to be heralded for their skill and bravery. And though we don’t necessarily know their names, we know them by the cut of their costume, and VIP Fan Auctions is offering several screen-used, custom-designed chariot rider wardrobes from the 2016 version of Ben-Hur, including the crown-adorned Greek rider (including armor, pants, bracelet, gloves, tunic, knee pads and crown), the ornate Egyptian rider (armor, pants, vambraces, tunic, belt, gloves, knee pads and greaves), the girded Persian rider (tunic, helmet, belt, gloves, pants, vambraces, greaves and cummerbund) and the understated Arabian rider (tunic, cummerbund,wristbands, pants,belt, gloves and gaitors). Of course, there is also the wardrobe worn by Judah Ben-Hur (pictured above) and Messala during the race. To see all of the amazing wardrobe and props currently available from Ben-Hur, click here and get in on the bidding!

 

CHARIOTS OF IRE

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Adopted by the family of Judah Ben-Hur, Messala (Toby Kebbell) would grow up to become a Roman officer who ultimately betrays his childhood friend before facing off against him in one of the greatest action sequences of all time – the Ben-Hur chariot race. VIP Fan Auctions is offering fans of the film an amazing opportunity to own the chariot-rider garb worn on-screen in the 2016 film by Messala (and a duplicate costume worn by his stunt double). These incredibly detailed pieces of wardrobe include Messala’s custom-made armor, greaves, vambraces, tunic, skirt, scarf, pants and elbow pads worn during the race (pictured above). The stunt double’s uniform also includes the rider’s gloves and boots. Visit the Ben-Hur auction page to see photos of this incredible outfit (Messala and stunt rider) – and claim a piece of Roman history via Hollywood today!

 

SHEIK CHIC

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Morgan Freeman is one of those rare actors who enjoys critical acclaim as well as box-office success. The actor has received five Academy Award nominations – he won for his role in Million Dollar Baby – and his films have generated more than $4 billion in ticket sales. As the powerful Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur, Freeman rescues the title character form slavery and trains him to be a champion charioteer, culminating in one of the most legendary action sequences ever filmed. VIP Fan Auctions is offering fans an opportunity to claim a piece of this legendary actor’s wardrobe by offering the custom-made cape and turban Morgan Freeman wore on-screen in the 2016 version of Ben-Hur. Click here for photos and more information on each piece – and get in on the bidding for a piece of moviemaking history worn by Hollywood royalty!

 

FIGHTER PILATE

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Judah Ben-Hur was falsely accused for the attempted assassination of Pontius Pilate, setting into motion a chain of events that would lead Ben-Hur to cross paths with Jesus Christ (whom Pontius Pilate would attempt to spare from crucifixion and, subsequently, be named in a Rolling Stones song) and participate in an epic chariot race to gain revenge against the childhood friend who betrayed him. Pontius Pilate’s place in history, religion and pop culture is considerable to say the least, and VIP Fan Auctions is offering a major piece of his Hollywood legacy: the Roman military uniform worn on-screen by Pilou Asbaek as Pilate in the 2016 film Ben-Hur. The elaborate piece of wardrobe includes Pilate’s custom-made armor, cloak, tunic, scarf, pants, skirt, wraps and vambraces. Click here for photos, more information and to get in on the bidding – do not miss this opportunity to claim this amazing costume from Ben-Hur.

 

HOLY WARDROBE

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Ben-Hur is the story of the world’s greatest chariot race, but at its heart, it is also a story about Christianity – including a first-person account of the title character’s interactions with Jesus Christ just before the Crucifixion. In the 2016 version of Ben-Hur (currently in theaters) Rodrigo Santoro plays the Son of God – a role he told The New Yorker was the most challenging he’s ever played (despite having Pope Francis himself bless the actor). VIP Fan Auctions, however, is making it easy for fans of the film to claim the custom-made tunic and pants Santoro wore on-screen as Jesus (pictured above, giving Judah Ben-Hur water). Click here for photos of the biblical wardrobe pieces and to get in on the bidding of this piece of movie-making history straight form the set of Ben-Hur.

 

MESSALA’S DAY AT THE RACES

 

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The Ben-Hur chariot race is the stuff of Hollywood legend. From the 1959 original – which had the biggest budget (nearly $15.175 million) and biggest sets ever designed at the time – to the 2016 remake (now in theaters) that staged the pulse-pounding chariot race with real action instead of CGI effects. VIP Fan Auctions is offering fans an opportunity to claim a piece of what may be the most famous action sequence in film history by offering several of the chariot racers uniforms, including the elaborate costume (pictured above) worn by Messala (Toby Kebbell), which includes his armor, tunic, scarf, skirt, pants, vambraces, boots, elbow pads and greaves. Click here to view photos of each piece and to get in on the bidding. VIP is also offering the distinctive uniforms worn on-screen in Ben-Hur by several other riders, including those worn by the Egyptian, Ethiopean, Persian and Syrian riders.

 

BEN-HUR STYLE

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Judah Ben-Hur was a nobleman until he was falsely accused of attempting to assassinate Roman governor Pontius Pilate, sent to the gallows and sentenced to a life of slavery until he is lost at sea, rescued and offered an opportunity to compete in a brutal chariot race against the friend who betrayed him in the Roman circus. It’s an epic story more than 125 years old – and now VIP Fan Auctions is offering the tunic, robe and belt (pictured above) and other wardrobe items worn on-screen by the title character (played by Jack Huston) in the 2016 big-screen spectacle Ben-Hur. For more information and photos of the custom-designed wardrobe, click here. Additional wardrobe worn in the film by Ben-Hur that is currently available includes a tunic, belt, robe and hat combination; the robe, pants, tunic and belt he wears while offering Jesus water at the Crucifixion, and Ben-Hur’s chariot driver costume. To see all of the available Ben-Hur wardrobe items and props, click here!

 

CROWN OF THORNS

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The chariot race may be the defining scene of Ben-Hur, but as indicated in the title of the classic 1880 book on which the film versions are based, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, it is also a story about Christianity. As Judah Ben-Hur’s journey through life parallels that of Jesus – and as Ben-Hur is led to the galley after being betrayed by Messala in the 2016 film (currently in theaters), it’s Jesus (played by Rodrigo Santoro) who gives him water. VIP Fan Auctions is currently offering the wooden crown of thorns worn by Jesus in the film. Included with the film relic is the loin cloth worn by Santoro – dirty and stained with stage blood, a wood Crucifixion plate and stage-rigged nails. Click here for more information and photos of each piece, and place your bid on these big-screen religious artifacts from the film Ben-Hur.

 

THE GREAT RACE

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The chariot race in Ben-Hur is the stuff of movie-making legend. A breathtaking cinematic feat in every big-screen adaptation of the classic tale, the chariot race is the Holy Grail of action sequences – and the rare effect that CGI simply can’t recreate. VIP Fan Auctions is now offering a signature piece of the Ben-Hur chariot race in the form of the rider’s uniform worn on-screen by Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) in the film (pictured above). The custom-designed outfit includes Ben-Hur’s shirt, wraps, shoes, pants and armor. Click here for more information and photos of each piece  – and if you’re interested in recreating the iconic scene, the auction site is also offering the ornate chariot rider uniforms worn by the Egyptian and Persian combatants, as well as the Ben-Hur stunt rider.

 

METAL HEAD

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Ben-Hur’s Messala (played by Toby Kebbell) may be a snake for betraying childhood friend and adoptive brother Judah Ben-Hur – falsely accusing him of treason and leaving him to suffer a lifetime of slavery – but there is no denying that Roman Army commander is a solid (if not dirty) chariot pilot. VIP Fan Auctions is offering the helmet worn by Messala in the 2016 film version of Ben-Hur, currently in theaters. The leather-and-metal helmet (pictured above) is a stunning piece of wardrobe from a truly classic tale. Also available is Messala’s Roman Army uniform, including armor, cloak, tunic, skirt and pants, worn on-screen. Click here for photos of the helmet and here for the armor – and get in on the bidding today!