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POSTED BY admin ON July 25, 2012 Add Comments
One of the most spectacular and recognizable of superhero outfits, the Bat-Suit is a symbol of great power used by Batman to conceal his identity and to frighten the bad guys in equal measure.
There are many versions of the Bat-Suit depicted by different artists and directors and if you are thinking of dressing up as the ‘Caped Crusader’ himself for a fancy dress night, or you want to surprise your child with their very own outfit to play in at home, you’ll want to know the exact make up of an authentic Batman outfit.
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON March 6, 2012 Add Comments
GQ has posted up a quick article about the costumes appearing in The Dark Knight Rises. They talked with costume designer Lindy Hemming about what we can expect and how some of the ideas came about.
On Bane's outfit:
Bane was meant to look like a cross between a dictator and a revolutionary. I designed the coat myself – it took a year. We took inspiration from a Swedish army jacket and a French Revolution frock coat…
Tags: bane, bat-suit, batman, christian bale, lindy hemming, the dark knight rises
POSTED BY Jon Roke ON August 1, 2011 Add Comments
Unlike some of his superhero friends such as Superman, Wonder Woman or Aquaman, one of the main appeals of Batman is that he is a hero who could realistically exist. This is a fact acknowledged in The Dark Knight and also in Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns as Batman gathers a army of imitators who run around, less well equipped than the Dark Knight, taking on crime.
However, no longer is this just limited to comics and films now as a whole army of superheroes have risen up to imitate people such as Batman, Robin and even Kick-Ass and…
Tags: aquaman, bat-suit, batarang, batman, batman: the dark knight returns, batmobile, frank miller, hbo, japan, kick-ass, robin, superman, the dark knight, utility belt, wonder woman
POSTED BY Chris Gering ON July 25, 2011 Add Comments
When Tim Burton was tapped for the second Batman film, he spoke with Michael Keaton and they both agreed that they had already discovered everything about Batman, with the first film. The studio persisted, and Tim's itch for Gotham had clearly not left him. And the result is a much darker Batman than even the first film captured.This one broke new ground that most Batman films still have not. This is a unique interpretation that cannot be duplicated. Tim Burton’s visual style…
Tags: bat-signal, bat-suit, batman returns, batman: year one, catwoman, chris nolan, christopher walken, danny devito, danny elfman, diane salinger, frank miller, gotham city, heath ledger, joker, max schreck, michael gough, michael keaton, michelle pfeiffer, paul reubens, pee-wee herman, penguin, selina kyle, sin city, sleepy hollow, tim burton
POSTED BY Joe Jinks ON April 13, 2011 1 Comment
This seems to be the first image we have of the British cast for Batman Live with their costumes, taken from 'The Evening Standard' newspaper in England- I say British cast because I believe the cast will change for every country, maybe even more regularly in large countries like America. There's also a little more about what to expect in the show but nothing really new.
Overall I think the costumes look pretty good but the bat-suit does remind me a little of "George…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, bat-suit, batman, batman live, bruce willis, england, george clooney, harley quinn, james gordon, riddler, scarface, two-face, ventriloquist
POSTED BY Steve Rogers ON March 30, 2010 Add Comments
Now we are starting to get a little annoying with the penultimate issue of this story arc. Annoying in that we are still waiting for why this story HAD to be a crossover with “Our Worlds At War.” Now granted, as any reader of comics in recent years should know, just because a crossover banner is splashed over a title doesn’t mean the title is going to have much to do with said event, but still as an isolated tie-in coming out a little less than a decade…
Tags: ardian syaf, bat-suit, batman, jim lee, superman, superman/batman
POSTED BY David Healey ON March 19, 2010 1 Comment
Concept Art: Part One
In this, the third entry of the Year of the Batmen, we will examine what is to represent Batman visually and how the artwork conveys a certain mood, message, or characterization. Since all the printed word for upcoming stories aren’t out yet we’ll look at this artwork with “thumbnail” sketches of each drawing and what I think they exemplify.
The Rags Morales Batman
This Batman, featured in the “First Wave” comic along with Doc Savage is often depicted in some…
Tags: bat-suit, batman, david finch, dick grayson, first wave, frank quitely, gary frank, rags morales, tony daniel
POSTED BY Zach Betonte ON February 1, 2010 Add Comments
The much anticipated delayed issue number seven of Batman and Robin has finally arrived. The elusive writing talents of Grant Morrison continue to pack the panels with action-packed entertainment. However, the issue also marks the first of three issues done by the brilliant Cameron Stewart. Issue number seven keeps Batman and Robin as the best bat title, but does falter in some aspects.
Issue number seven returns the series to the quirky and ridiculous nature of the first story arc. Morrison returns to writing…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, bat-suit, batman, batman and robin, batwoman, cameron stewart, damian wayne, dick grayson, england, frank quitely, grant morrison, kate kane, king coal, knight, lazarus pit, pearly king of crime, pearly prince, philip tan, squire, talia al ghul