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It's a pretty safe bet that if you walk out in public dressed in a Begins, TDK, or Adam West suit, people will recognize the specific suit. A lot would probably recognize an '89 suit. But beyond that....

To a greater or lesser extent, there's an inner geek in each of us that we build our suits for. We make sure we get a Neal Adams cowl, or Panther boots, or a Dead End belt.

Especially for those who do a lot of public appearances, where do you draw the line between geekology and simply presenting yourself in a professional-looking outfit, be it comic-style or movie-based?

I'm moving more into that realm, and I wonder how much "geek" does the public expect? For example, I just recently learned that Darth Vader had slightly different costumes in each Star Wars movie. If I was anal like Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons, I'd rip somebody a new one for wearing ROTJ gloves with an ESB suit. But if I'm Joe Public, all I see is a guy who looks like he just walked off the screen.

Does anybody but us notice--or care--that you've got Panther gloves and a Jim Lee cowl?

Your thoughts, please.


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Me personally, am not so bent out of shape over the exact details. Some of the up-tights freak out if the little lights on Vader's chest piece don't blink in the exact order that they suppossedly do in the movies. Hey,as long as your not wearing an Adam West cowl with a DK suit, it's all good!I guess that I like to pick and choose. For example, my favorite cowl is the Returns, style, butI prefere the 89 suit (or a nipple-less panther). Long live the "hybrids"!

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....forgot to add, that I've done MANY public appereances, and I've yet to hear anyone complain to me that my costume is not "accurate" while they wait in a long line to have thier photo taken with me, or a school visit, hospitol visit, parade, half time at a ball game, etc....

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Im pretty sure they dont care if the suit your wearing is two suit put into one. People see batman and smile gos on their face and the kid go crazy and want a pic. But theres always THAT GUY out there that would say some crap about the suit not being the same.

But all you got to do is say, Well Im..... Batman haha.

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I personally like it when people try different combonations of gear to create their own look. Not trying to undermine anyones efforts at screen accurate costumes. They are glorious in their own right.


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I really don't personally know anyone that geeky. Also, since I am costuming "comic-style" it doesn't really matter what combination I do because Batman's appearance changes all the time. Currently, my suit consists of a custom-appearance cowl, tights, an 89 style cape and belt and Gotham 100 boots. I know, though, that as soon as I step out in public for the first time on Friday night, people won't see the pieces, they'll see Batman.

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As long as the suit looks good, the regular Joe out there will always just see Batman

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Nobody really cares except people like us.
Collectors and costumers.

The only comments I got about my suit were compliments.
mostly regarding:
- I did a comic-style vs a movie suit
- my suit was put together by me (gloves/gaunts, emblem, belt buckle - made by me + cape, cowl, belt made by brothers) and looked way better than any of the store bought hero costumes
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Quote:

AlienFilms wrote:

As long as the suit looks good, the regular Joe out there will always just see Batman



Good to know. The last thing I need (or want to become) is a Bat fashionista.

"Oh, if you have the panther gloves, you simply MUST wear a panther belt, dahhling."
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There was a bro a couple years back, who had a cape and cowl, and belt. but didnt have the rest of his suit yet. so he went out in that, black pants, and a black Begins shirt. and people responded like he was in the full suit.

If you resemble the character, people will see Batman.

the only people that truly care about the suit being 100% are guys like us.

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