EXCLUSIVE: Some fancy Bat-threads for you to check out on Adam West’s birthday…
UPDATED 9/19/19: The late, great Adam West was born 91 years ago! Perfect time to re-present this piece, which first ran on his birthday in 2018. Dig it. — Dan
For the last few months, we’ve been showing you a series of original Batman ’66 costumes owned by an anonymous collector dubbed “Alfred.” It’s an extraordinary collection that includes all the main heroes and villains, as well as authentic and replica vehicles and assorted fascinating props.
So far, we’ve brought you UP-CLOSE LOOKS at Alfred’s Robin, Batgirl, Riddler and Catwoman costumes, as well as the original Penguin submarine prop from the 1966 movie. (Click here for much more on all that.)
But I’ve held back on Batman himself. Why? Because I was saving this for Adam West’s birthday. Seems appropriate, right? (West would have been 90 and you can click here to check out a bunch of our other celebratory features.)
So let’s get to it, citizens.
Now this Batman costume is almost 100 percent screen-used, Alfred says. The only replica is the utility belt. (The bomb is also a reproduction.)
The best part, though? That mask is none other than the famed pink cowl from Season 2’s romp The Contaminated Cowl/The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul. It was later repainted for the public-service announcement promoting equal pay for women that ran in the ’70s.
Just dig these pix.
— The Greatest BATMAN ’66 Collection You’ll Ever See. Click here.
— Dig This UP-CLOSE LOOK at an Original ROBIN Costume. Click here.
— Dig This UP-CLOSE LOOK at an Original BATGIRL Costume. Click here.
— ADAM WEST: A Birthday Celebration. Click here.
September 19, 2018
Despite its age, Adam West’s Batman costume remains iconic.
September 20, 2018
Some of the early cosyumes had silk screened Bat insidniad instead of the patch.
September 21, 2018
Great stuff Dan, I always look forward to it.
September 21, 2018
September 22, 2019
Love this costume