Cesar Romero opera clown costume worn as "The Joker" in Batman. (ABC-TV,
1966-68) This fantastic costume ensemble consists of a long champagne satin
tunic with applied black pompom "buttons" along the front, matching
billowing pants, a clown's ruff made of beige netting, and a cone-shaped
clown's hat with a single black pompom. Designed to resemble the tragic
clown "Pagliacci" from Leoncavallo's famous opera, this costume was worn by
Cesar Romero in the first season Batman episode, "The Joker is Wild"
(originally aired on January 26, 1966).