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Registered: 02-2012
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My first birthday party as The Batman


A friend of mine from high school contacted me about a week ago, asking if I knew anyone with a Batman costume or if I had one myself. One of her friend's sons is autistic and loves Batman, and they were trying to find someone to come and deliver his presents as Batman.

I have a Rubie's Begins cowl that's not in very good shape, and the rest of my "suit" is a homemade mess. A black compression shirt with a foam muscle chest/abs underneath, Darth Vader gloves with black shin guards as armor, black pants tucked into black work boots with more blacks shin guards on top, and a black hooded cape (I tuck the hood in)

I'd worn the suit for Halloween once and sent my friend the pic, thinking she'd want to maybe find someone with a better suit. She said she loved it, and that when she told the boy's mother about it, she was ecstatic.

I arrived to the party and before I went to the backyard where the kids were playing, my friend gave me Grant's presents, wrapped in black wrapping paper and yellow ribbon. I went over to the backyard and Grant and his friends and relatives froze for a bit and then came over. My friend thought Grant might have an outburst or "freak out" when he saw me, but he didn't. I wished him a happy birthday, gave him the presents, and stayed while he opened them. I then posed for pics with Grant and the other kids, and he gave me a hug before I left.

One of the kids asked where I left the Batmobile and said he wished I could have made his birthday in June and that he only lives two houses over. I told him I'd make it next year.

It was the greatest feeling to do this for my friend and now I'm hooked. I want to put together a truly awesome suit and visit children in hospitals or at parties and especially help with fundraising.

I'd love any suggestions or info you guys can offer, either in this thread or via PM. I'm thinking I'd like to put together an amalgam Batman 89/Arkham suit, but my first priority is to get a new cowl and to start getting in better shape to better pull off the look.

Thanks for reading and for any advice you can offer!
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Re: My first birthday party as The Batman


That's an awesome story. Good on you mate :cheers

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Thats just awesome bro! Good for you. :up
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good for you and thats a great feel good story.
well done
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Nicely done brother. It's a great feeling doing those types of events!

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Re: My first birthday party as The Batman


Thanks, guys! Any suggestions for getting my name out there, etc?
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word of mouth is always the best, pass out business cards to the parents at the party.



you can also try a small ad in the paper and advertise yourself on Facebook/myspace/blogsite
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Re: My first birthday party as The Batman


Thanks for the encouragement and feedback, guys. I appreciate it.

Here's the only pic I have been able to get so far. Thankfully, it's far away and the flaws of my suit aren't visible.

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Hey the point is, the kids were happy and you had a positive moment. Go do some more birthday parties and start upgrading the suit.


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Well done. This will always be the noblest reason for what we do here at the Cave.

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