When Michael Keaton was first announced as the star of Tim Burton's Batman many fans initially questioned his choice, especially because of his height, physicality and previous comedic roles, but he soon proved them wrong. When Val Kilmer replaced him as 'Bruce Wayne' in 1995's Batman Forever although he was more physically suitable, some believed he gave a wooden performance as the Caped Crusader in Joel Schumacher's first, more family-friendly, entry in the Batman movie franchise.
And if you like these superhero costumes, be sure to also take a look at the comic book villain costumes from Batman Forever on display.
Batman Forever may not have been one of my favourite installments, but it's always a treat to see costumes and props from the archives up close, that have been featured in these big budget blockbusters.
Stay tuned in the days to come for more cinematic goodies from 1997's Batman & Robin.
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: "Batman Forever": The Official Movie Book