Bad World Tour Jackson's Performance-Worn Costume
MICHAEL JACKSON “BAD” COSTUME. This Michael Jackson “Bad” costume was personally presented by Michael Jackson to the Hollywood Guinness World Records Museum/Hollywood Wax Museum in 1992 while being honored there for breaking three world records: Most Grammy Awards Won in One Year (1984, eight), Biggest Selling Album Ever (Thriller, 109 Million sold since 1982) and Highest Annual Earnings Ever for a Pop Star (1989, $125 million for the Bad World Tour). The costume includes the black leather motorcycle jacket, festooned with 11 gold police-style badges on the chest, gold crests on the upper sleeves, multiple buckles at the cuff s, and studded epaulettes. The extravagant, highly detailed belt features the oversize crest buckle with “Bad” in red enamel, and is decorated with dozens of small amber crystals, and circled with six additional smaller crest emblems. Also included are his black leather pants and black boots with gold shield detailing over the toe and top. Without doubt, one of the most recognizable costumes in pop music history. Previously sold on May 1, 2009 at the Hollywood Wax Museum Auction (lot 159) and includes a letter of authenticity by the Hollywood Wax Museum stating that the costume was personally presented by Michael Jackson to the Hollywood Guinness World Records Museum in 1992 during a ceremony there.