Holy Horrible Costumes Batman!!!!

This week’s “Super Bad Costume” continues on the theme from last week of Live action Super Costumes. Now I  present you with not just one but three bad costumes from the same movie 1997’s “Batman and Robin”

Batman and Robin

Now to be fair the Batgirl costume isn’t that bad. The Silver on her outfit works well with the black and isn’t over done as it is on the other two costumes. I would have to say my main problem with the costume is the complete lack of a Cowl. That is Batgirl, not Robin Girl, or Nightwing Girl, but BATGIRL!! Batgirl needs a cowl just like Batman, and lets not get into the fact that the domino masks does nothing to hid her or Robin’s identity.

Now onto the other two monstrosities! I just don’t know what the costume designers were thinking when working on these outfits. Let see we are making costumes for Batman and Robin, two superheroes the operate at night and use stealth and the shadows to move about unseen. Hmmm I Know what will work just perfect for that lets put A LOT of reflective metallic silver on the costumes! Yeah that will be perfect!!   While we are at it lets add that silver on as a bunch of random patterns that have nothing what-so-ever to do with the characters concept and do nothing but distract the eye from the fact that we sculpted nipples onto the chests of each suit!

Well you have my view on these costumes what do you think ? Leave a comment below and let us all know!

14 Responses to Holy Horrible Costumes Batman!!!!

  1. 2 things about these costumes, first of all all of them have HORRIBLE CASES OF BAT-NIPPLAGE! Just wrong! Also what is up with the silver cod peices. We talk all the time about too many pouches on this blog, but in this case, not enough pouches! the whole Bat-family is known for their gadgets. Where is there a place for them to pull out weapons from, their silvery jock strap? And Batgirl’s belt isn’t even on straight. She moves the wrong way once and that belt will be around her ankles. She will end up like Orical, after she falls on her butt. 90’s spikes on Batgirls arms? Are you kidding me? I thin Adam West’s costume envoked more fear than these clowns.

  2. There is not enough hate in the world for this movie in general

  3. “Holy way to cripple the franchise Batman!”

  4. You know, in a very twisted sort of way, we all have to thank Joel Schumacher and his gang for this. He’s single-handedly guaranteed that no greater infamy has been done to the world of superheroes in the past 15 years and probably at LEAST for the next 15 as well. He should STILL be shot on sight because of it, don’t get me wrong, but he should get at least a “Thank you for the travesty that was Batman & Robin” before getting the shot between the eyes that he deserves.

  5. I wanna puke

  6. “Hmmm I Know what will work just perfect for that lets put A LOT of reflective metallic silver on the costumes!”

    Yeah, because when I go sneaking in the night, I always pick my red, green, and yellow costume for maximum stealthiness.

    Not saying this costume is great, but anything is an improvement from the normal Robin costume.

  7. Patriot_Missile

    The bright yellow cape keeps the bullets away from Batman. What? He’s got a whole orphanage of replacement Robins right above the Batcave now! Anywho, these costumes are only cool on the action figures. Anyone wanna pick the most ridiculous Batman costume so far from the action figures alone? Because Azrael’s all chrome blue, silver, and yellow outfit after Bane broke Bruce’s Bat-Back was no joke. [stifles laugh]

  8. Prof. Abercrombie Q. Anthrax

    It’s not really black, at least in the picture. It’s a shimmery very dark blue…
    And just bad. That still stands.

  9. As bad as these costumes are, and they are probably the worst costumes ever in a live action superhero movie, it’s disturbing to think that the costumes are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what was wrong with Batman and Robin. Curse you Schumacher!

  10. Worf:
    You know, in a very twisted sort of way, we all have to thank Joel Schumacher and his gang for this.He’s single-handedly guaranteed that no greater infamy has been done to the world of superheroes in the past 15 years and probably at LEAST for the next 15 as well.He should STILL be shot on sight because of it, don’t get me wrong, but he should get at least a “Thank you for the travesty that was Batman & Robin” before getting the shot between the eyes that he deserves.

    I was going to say just wing him. But you’re right. Why give him a second chance to do the same to another venerated franchise?

  11. You know what? I get some of what what the costume makers were thinking. What do you get with a costume that is almost all black filmed at NIGHT? 2 hours of black film!
    As for the complete lack of a Cowl~ you are married to the first Batgirl, who stole Batman’s look, it’s a plot point in the movie that Alfred made the BG costume (or had it made)
    Don’t get me wrong, the codpeices, the nippage and the lack of utility belts are all major faults, but I have to cut them some slack on the silver and the cowl.

  12. I am actually surprised that the actress insisted on her hair being free but allowed the belt to sag forward like she had a beer gut.

  13. The batgirl costume originally had a cowl piece, but the latex kept ripping out Alicia Silverstone’s hair. You can see the cowl briefly towards the end of the movie when the three of them are riding their motorcycles through frozen Gotham.

  14. I actually like these costumes. The nipples were supposed to go with the sculpted abs and body details in order to resemble Ancient Greek statues and armor. Look at photos of Ancient Greek breastplates: Nipples and abs just like the suits to show the “ideal” body form. And then there’s the silver. These are supposed to be winter suits, so the silver is supposed to break up the black against snow and ice. They weren’t meant to be stealthy black (or black-and-red in Robin’s case) suits, they were supposed to be badass. Because how are you supposed to be stealthy in the first place when you’re driving around Gotham in a white Batmobile on ice skates, anyway?