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Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a batman costume. I made this for the Dark Knight Rises midnight premiere. The costume is finished and no WIP pictures were taken. But I will try to describe the process of making the pieces. I hope you all enjoy.
 
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Step 1: Chest

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The first piece of the suit that I made was the chest piece. I used an old Under Armour long-sleeve shirt as the base then used foam flooring and craft foam to build up the chest. I used the dark knight suit as a reference but added my own spin on the design. I spray painted the while thing in flat black(three coats, and then one gloss).The foam is attached to the Under Armour with lots of hot glue. After some trial and error I realized that the suit was too tight. So I cut a slit in the back of the shirt and added Velcro to secure the two sides together. Other pieces of Velcro were attached to the shoulders and elbows to connect other pieces of amor. 

Step 2: Pants

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The next part of the suit that I created was the pants. These were loose-fitting, stretchable, Under Armour Pants. The armor pieces were foam flooring pieces painted black and then hot glued onto the pants. I had to custom make the pieces of armor to fit my leg length and width. I used the Dark Knight suit as a reference. The chest piece shirt is tucked into the pants, and the armor is draped over the lip of the pants. The utility belt is used to hold the chest armor and pants in place.

Step 3: Cape

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The Cape was the easiest piece to make. I used an old black tablecloth, cut scallops on the bottom, and then adjusted clip for around the neck.

Step 4: Cowl and Belt

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The Cowl I bought online for about $25, the Belt was $8. They are both Dark Knight Rises Style. I altered the belt from Velcro to a clip for easier wearing and use.
amarshall168 months ago
you have a video for making the batman costume
nbennie02 (author)  amarshall168 months ago
Sorry, but no.
amarshall169 months ago
What the name of your video on YouTube
nbennie02 (author)  amarshall169 months ago
Scranton Batman
amarshall169 months ago
Nice costume bro how u make tge belt
nbennie02 (author)  amarshall169 months ago
The belt was purchased online.
umashadi1 year ago
This sucks... Jk. Dude. This. Is. Awesome. Maybe one of the best batman costumes on instrucables. Good work.
JasonTodd1 year ago
This tutorial is fantastic, thank you!! Just one quick question. Is this the Dark Knight Rises Rubies cowl? It looks great and I am looking to buy the same one. How do you like it? Pros and cons? Thanks!
nbennie02 (author)  JasonTodd1 year ago
Its a bit loose. Other than that I love it.
nbennie02 (author)  JasonTodd1 year ago
No its not a Rubies Cowl. I bought it on ebay. I'm not really sure the manufacturer.
Multhjoned2 years ago
Very cool..
nbennie02 (author)  Multhjoned2 years ago
Thanks
That came together really well! Awesome job! Do you have an estimate of how much it cost to put together a suit like this?
nbennie02 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
With the pieces that you have to make, about $50. But the Mask, Belt, Boots and Gloves about $60. Total about $110. But it could be made cheaper with variations of the bought items.
do you happen to have any templates
nbennie02 (author)  darknessfalls2 years ago
Yes I do. I will post all the ones that I have on a new last page of the Instructable.
sorry, I posted before finishing my post, what i mean is do you have any templates (even very rough sketches) of the armor pieces, it would be awesome as all hell if you could post any if they exist