Halloween Costume Idea: Batman

Leading up to Halloween, we are going to post a Halloween costume idea everyday to get the creative juices flowing.  Yesterday’s featured costume was the Wicked Witch of the West.

Today’s costume?



In order to create a Batman costume a la Christian Bale for Halloween, you will need the following:

  • Batman mask (I recommend purchasing this)
  • Black make-up around the eyes
  • Utility belt
  • Black separates (pants and top) or one-piece suit
  • Batman logo to affix to the chest
  • Black gloves
  • Black cape
  • Black boots
  • For extra credit, collaborate with a friend dressed as the Joker!
The Joker
The Joker

My year the Dark Knight came out, my brother Joe recreated the entire costume from scratch (save the mask) out of fabric, a Tropicana box, a shoe box, some tape, baskets, and black paint.  Here’s the making of his costume:

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Joe's Batman DIY Costume
Joe's Batman DIY Costume

Isn’t that incredible?  Proof that a little time and creativity can go a long way at Halloween!

For Comic Con 2009, this dude put together a three-part video series on how to create a Batman costume at home:

What are you going to dress up as for Halloween?

Stay tuned for more great Halloween costume ideas!  Next up?  The Queen of Hearts!

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