Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Special Feature:
Burton Batman Halloween!

Figured you guys might enjoy seeing a few pictures of my boys' Halloween costumes this year! My oldest son Blaze asked if he could go as Batman this go-round... but not just any Batman. He specifically requested "Michael Keaton's Batman as seen in Batman Returns". I have constructed homemade costumes before when my boys make an obscure Halloween request... But doing a Burton Batman suit? That sounded tough. But hey- If your kid is cool enough to ask for a Keaton Bat-suit over 20 years after the film debuted... Well that is a request that is just too darned awesome to pass up on.

I thankfully found a deluxe child-size Batman Returns style cowl on eBay, but everything else on the suit is homemade. While I know it isn't anywhere near the level of detail usually reached by the cosplay community, it knocked my junior Bat-fan's socks off. Seeing him pulling his best Keaton Batman poses and spouting out lines from the films was quite a kick for me...

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...and of course my younger son Keaton wanted in on the action too. He requested Nightwing (he prefers this incarnation of Dick Grayson to Robin). Since Blaze was already in a look from Batman Returns, I decided to make the Nightwing suit in the same vein. So here we have Nightwing as if the character appeared in "Batman Returns"

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I am a pretty lucky guy to have such awesome kids. :) I'd much rather go trick-or-treating with Burton-ized Batman and Nightwing than with a Pokemon or a toddler-sized John Cena.

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