Batman: All 10 Robin suits ranked from worst to best

The Boy Wonder has had many looks over the course of his on-screen career, but which Robin had the best suit of them all?

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9. 1943 Batman movie serial

Worn by: Douglas Croft

The 15-chapter movie serial Batman brought the Caped Crusaders off the pages of the DC Comics and into live-action for the first time ever. Now as this was 1943, production values were not high, and so the costumes were never going to be of the same level as what we'd expect from today's productions.

The Robin suit worn by actor Douglas Croft was pretty loyal to the comics, but it was loyal to a fault. The sleeves were too long, the gloves oversized, and the iconic R symbol didn't pop the way that it did in the comics. The biggest issue with the suit, however, was the mask, which was much larger than its comic book counterpart, covering Croft's nose and a portion of his forehead. Honestly, this is probably a more clever idea for a young vigilante trying to conceal his identity, but it looked a bit like a false face you could buy in a store.

We see the vision here, but not all of the vision was realized.

8. 1949 Batman and Robin movie serial

Worn by: John Duncan

The Dynamic Duo returned for another adventure in 1949 movie serial Batman and Robin. John Duncan replaced Douglas Croft as the Boy Wonder and he wore a variation of the same suit that his younger predecessor donned in the first serial. For the most part, the design was the same, but the suit was bigger, which made it a much better fit for Duncan.

The domino mask looked a bit less fake this time around, and the R logo was a tad larger. I don't know if that was a good thing or not, but I do know that the suit looked a lot more convincing in the second serial due to the fact that it wasn't oversized. It was an improvement over the 1943 suit for sure.