I've been watching my Batman dvds (a very nicely done "unauthorized" set pulled from the TV Land airings of the episodes, and I've noticed a few repeated costumes, particularly amongst the women.
Venus from the Joker/Penguin 3part episode wears a pink outfit with black markings/lines on it, which I swear I saw in an episode earlier in the series, and then again in Season 3, on Riddler's moll, Betsy Boldface.
In the Catwoman/Sandman episode, J. Pauline Spaghetti wears a fur-trimmed gold dress that I think was repurposed on Lady Penelope Peasoup in season 3.
Watching the Joker's Last Laugh episode, and his moll Josie is wearing a magenta short dress with an orange stripe across the chest, which ends up being Dr. Cassandra Spellcraft's costume in season 3, plus a hat.
I swear that Riddler's assistant Moth's (season one) costume, her purple leotard might have been the basis upon which they built the Batgirl costume, but I can't be sure.
Was this just because the budget was so limited by season 3 they needed to recycle everything?
Have you guys noticed any other repeated costumes?
Great to find a site with people who love the series as much as I did growing up.
We could also see this cost-cutting extend into films such as the Planet of the Apes franchise as in the first sequel, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, a lot of the ape extras this time out wore cheesy, rubber pullover masks that stood out like sore thumbs! They looked like the ones you could get at your local Five & Dime Store (or Dollar Store as they're now known - inflation don'cha know?). Good business moves on paper that obviously didn't translate well to the screen.
Then, going back to TV, there were the well-known 'black curtain' sets that were used as background. They may have been cheap, but for my money (now that's a pun! ) I always found they added an air of mystery to whatever scene as I would wonder what was in the "blackness"? Where would it lead to if you walked into it?
Finally, there was also the infamous "bottle shows" where in any given series almost an entire episode would take place on one set to save badly needed budget cash. Louie the Lilac comes to mind.
Awesome... I knew I joined the right Bat-board.
I bought it from eBay probably 10 years ago. I sold it 6+ years ago to a collector for a nice profit. He then tried to sell it on profilesinhistory.com but was asking too much money and it didn't sell.JWLJN wrote:I remember when the Cassandra dress was on eBay. If I recall, whoever ended up with it is/was a member here (this was YEARS ago) and at a very good price.
The outfit/dress must have been a size 2 or 4...very small.