Props From the Hit Oscar Nominee ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’—Including a $90,000 Raccoon Puppet—Are Up for Auction
The auction will benefit charities including the Asian Mental Health Project and Laundry Workers Center.
Since premiering in March 2022, the buzzy comedy-drama Everything Everywhere All at Once hasn’t just captured the pop cultural zeitgeist and box office, but is now in the process of sweeping the film awards. Over the weekend, the comedy-drama cleaned up at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, collecting five trophies—bettering its odds at the upcoming Oscars, where it is nominated in 10 categories.
Everyone, it seems, wants a piece of Everything Everywhere—surprisingly so for a bonkers film about a Chinese laundromat owner undergoing a tax audit while hopping multiverses—and thanks to A24, the film’s independent distributor, now anyone can claim a slice of it.
The entertainment company has initiated an online charity auction to sell props and memorabilia from the film, arranged in themes such as Laundry & Taxes, Mementos From the Metaverse, and In Another Life. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Asian Mental Health Project, Laundry Workers Center, and Transgender Law Center.
Dominating the 30-odd lots are costumes from the film. Those worn by Everything Everywhere’s lead, Evelyn Wang (played by Michelle Yeoh), include a Kung Fu Warrior costume, a Giant Baby costume, and her everyday ensemble of a shirt and vest. Most popular, however, is Evelyn’s red knit cardigan that mashes up Lunar New Year aesthetics with punk graphics; its current bid is $10,000.
Evelyn’s daughter Joy (Stephanie Hsu), the movie’s antagonist who appears in increasingly outlandish outfits throughout the multiversal adventure, is also represented here in get-ups from the self-evident Golf Uniform to the geometric Temple Verse costume to the bejeweled Elvis costume, complete with a pink wig.
Then, there’s the trove of props on offer, bearing out the film’s absurdist nature. There’s sci-fi-esque Alphaverse Glasses, fitted with a computer board attachment to enable multiversal travel; a rock stuck with googly eyes; an Auditor of the Month trophy shaped, of course, like a buttplug; and most famously, “Hot Dog Hands,” used in the universe where people had, you know, hot dogs for hands.
Leading the entire auction is a puppet of a raccoon, dubbed Raccacoonie in reference to the 2007 animated movie Ratatouille, except with more raccoon. Its current bid stands at $90,000.
The film’s more human family drama also shows up here in a host of everyday props—divorce papers, a stack of receipts, and a clutch of family pictures that hung in the Wang household. The ID card worn by Jamie Lee Curtis’s bellicose IRS agent could also be had for $3,250.
For Everything Everywhere fans without the cash to splash out at the auction, A24’s online store still retails a host of merch related to the film, including latex gloves to recreate the illusion of—what else?—hot dog hands.
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