“That’s one trouble with dual identities, Robin. Dual responsibilities.” – Adam West
Alright, so … what do I say about this costume? What drove me to go the exact opposite direction form my previous costumes? Well after dropping thousands of dollars on Motor cycle leathers, Masks, and belts I decided that I wanted to see what I could do on a budget. The obvious answer was to go back to the beginning and try something much simpler.
This was an interesting project that turned into one of my favorite costumes in my collection. I turned this into a challenge – the entite costume must be made with a budget of under $250. Now, if you have ever tried to tackle a Batman costume with a quality level above Halloween grade; you will know how hard this actually is to do! I needed to get my hands on a cowl which proved to be extremely expensive even more so then my other cowls! Luckily for me Mattel a just released a collectors edition cowl that was just shy of $100. I managed to either make or find extremely cost effective ways to get the project done and walked away looking like I just stepped out of the 60s!
I regularly use this suit in the summer or when I’m booked to run the button press because it gives an incredible range of motion. Its extremely lightweight to wear and the cowl is partially fabric so the head somewhat breathes. This makes this outfit, albeit a little outclassed by some of my other suits, the most practical suit to wear.
Components as follows:
Cowl– Matell DC Classic TV series Collectors
Body suit – Lycra/Spandex
Gloves – Rubies Brave and the Bold
Chest Emblem– Herocraft Creations
Belt – Custom Made Eva Foam
Boots – Blue Superhero Boots with Glossy Finish
Cape – Custom Made