George Clooney’s $40K Batman suit with enhanced nipples

These iconic pieces of movie memorabilia are in high demand among Batman fans

George Clooney's infamous "bat nipple" suit from Joel Schumacher's epic 1997 flop "Batman & Robin" has just gone up for auction, with a starting bid of $40,000

From July 22 to 23, Heritage's Hollywood & Entertainment Signature Auction will sell the form-fitting outfit

In a statement, Heritage Auctions executive vice president Joe Maddalena said

The Batman costume is easily the most famous and infamous ever designed, as evidenced by the fact that it still makes headlines all these years later

Joel Schumacher never apologized for the 'Bat-nipples.' In fact, he once told Vice, 'I'm glad we did it

We are equally pleased to be able to give this piece of cinema history to someone 

who will appreciate the costume as Schumacher clearly did," he said