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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2. Batman (1966) suit

Worn by: Burt Ward

Sometimes keeping it simple produces the best results, and that is definitely the case with the classic 1966 Batsuits. While they certainly aren't as durable as the more armored superhero suits of today's day and age, they are worth their legendary reputations because of how loyal they attempted to stay to the comics. It was a time to remember for sure, and the fact that Batman did it so well with a limited budget is very impressive.

The Robin suit is one of the finest examples of that. Not only is it a huge improvement over the suit used in the 1940s movie serials, it takes almost all of its cues from the one worn by Dick Grayson in the comics. The bright red tunic is identical to its comic book counterpart, as are the green trunks, the short green sleeves, and the green shoes. The domino mask that tied around the back of Burt Ward's head also felt far more in line with the comics than the clunkier '40s one, and the black and red R emblem was far more comic-accurate too.

Sure, it doesn't seem very feasible for a vigilante crime fighter (especially not the tights), but neither did Robin's suit in the source material. The fact that the series (and its movie adaptation) managed to bring it to life so seamlessly, and that Burt Ward managed to wear it very well, really is a testament to all involved in making the show. It was totally believable for its time and defined the character for a whole generation, perfectly capturing the look of the acrobat uniform Dick wore as part of the Flying Graysons.

This is the definitive Robin look and even all these years later it's still one of the first things people think of when they think of the Boy Wonder.

Holy timeless appeal, Batman!