Batman Suit With 23 Gadgets Got Guinness World Record
Why Is This Important?
Because this Batsuit is so cool Bruce Wayne would be green with envy.
Long Story Short
Julian Checkley from Ireland made a Batman costume that not only looks accurate but also comes with 23 fully-functioning gadgets, including a grappling gun and a Bat shuriken tracking beacon.
Batman might not have any superpowers, but his cleverness, combat skills and his gadgets are why he’s considered one of the strongest heroes of them all. Experienced costume designer Julian Checkley took these factors into account when making a cosplay Batsuit and went a little overboard, to say the least.
Besides looking awesome, Checkley’s Batsuit comes with a utility belt, computer screen and grappling gun. And the gadgets aren’t just for show. Every one of the contraptions Checkley put into his costume actually work.
If Batman needs to track and monitor his enemies, he’s got his laser designator, Bat-cam, UV light, gauntlet flashlight and tracking beacon in the shape of a Bat shuriken, which can be stuck to cars and tracked using Bluetooth. And to track it all, the Dark Knight can look to the working computer screen on his right arm. If Batman wants to communicate with Alfred or any members of the Justice League, the he’s got a two-way radio, concealed laryngeal microphone and of course, who is Batman without his Batsignal projector?
But I’m sure what you want to hear about is what weapons Batman’s got — and there are plenty of them. There’s a fireball shooter, pneumatic tranquilizer gun, ball bearing grenades, smoke bombs, a gas dispenser, strobe stun gun, ultrasonic anti-dog device and Batman’s typical folding Batarang and Bat shurikens. And to top it all off, after a good day’s villain beating, Batman can take a swig from his Bat flask.
In total, there are 23 contraptions built into Checkley’s Batsuit, which has earned him the niche Guinness World Record for “most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit.”
Checkley will appear in the upcoming Guinness book for gamer’s and is demasked in an interview below. This folks, is how you take cosplay to the next level.