Functional Batman Combat Suit Built by Student
A Philadelphia University student by the name of Jackson Gordon of Armatus Designs has built one hell of an awesome Batman cosplay costume. When he was creating it, he decided to go with function over fashion, and the result is pretty damn cool.
The industrial design student funded his suit build through Kickstarter and raised $1,255. He finished it just in time to attend Katsucon. He used kevlar and silicone molds to build the armor, and the combat-ready Bat-suit can withstand physical blows, baseball bats, and even machetes.
The helmet was the most difficult part for him to build, and it takes up 3 of the 25 pounds that the suit weighs. Talking to USA Today he said,
“It sounds like a lot, and when you have it in a bag over your shoulder it weighs a ton, but when you are actually wearing it, you barely feel it. If this were to inhibit my movement, it would be completely useless.”
Well, I think he succeeded. Not only does the suit look awesome, but he could kick some ass in it if he really wanted to. He went on to say,
“So I finished this project last week, and all this week when I’m done my homework I’m sitting in my dorm like, ‘What do I do with my life?’”
Maybe one night he'll put the suit on and start fighting crime.