Britney Spears’ ‘Slave 4 U’ Costume Is Being Auctioned Minus The Snake

The iconic outfit is being sold as part of a larger collection of stage-worn costumes.

Britney Spears snake MTV VMAs
Snake charmer Britney Spears with a python draped over her neck at the 2001 MTV VMAs. Image Picture MTV/Creative Commons

A collection of Britney Spears’ most iconic stage outfits is up for auction on eBay but they won’t come cheap.

Seven costumes, including the infamous snake charmer outfit from her legendary performance of “Slave 4 U” at the 2001 MTV Music Video Awards, is being sold as a part of a job lot on the online auction website.

The outfit worn in the music videos for “Slave 4 U” and the Madonna duet “Me Against The Music” are also included in the lot, which comes complete with certificates of authenticity.

Eye-catching Spears memorabilia of this kind does not come cheap though, with seller bikinico careful to include a hefty reserve price of $99,995 in an attempt to ward off any last-minute bargain hunters – you know who you are.

The Britney Spears eBay listing
The eBay listing Image ebay

That price still represents good value though, given some of the prices attached to similar items in the past. The famous white dress Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang happy birthday to John F. Kennedy, for example, fetched $4.8 million at a recent auction.

While these Spears dresses would be unlikely to reach a similar total, their value is only likely to increase in the years that follow.

They come from a collection of Spears dresses which the owner began amassing way back in 2003. Now, nearly 15 years on, they are ready to cash-in. The only question remains: will they find a buyer?

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