Coolest Homemade 1966 Batman Costume
Everyone that works at my wife’s and my cafe dressed up as Batman characters (trying for the 1966 look). All I could find in premade costumes were modern batmen, so I decided to give it a shot on my own.
Mask: I made my batman mask out of duct tape and an old black t-shirt. I put a plastic shopping bag on my head, sat in front of a mirror and started wrapping strips of tape tight around my head. Once the base “helmet” was in place, it was a matter of adding more pieces, making a nose out of some cardboard, and cutting eye-holes. To get the 2 toned look, I took some black fabric from an old t-shirt and covered the front portion of the mask with it.
Belt: Took a normal belt, and used yellow duct tape, pens, and some camera pouches (came with convenient belt clips) I found at the dollar store. The buckle was cut out of a plastic bucket, and the 3d effect was done by taping on cardboard with masking tape. Used a pen to etch in the bat, then spray painted it gold.
Bat logo: Downloaded a picture from the web, traced it out and built it with yellow and black duct tape.
Pants: White tights from a dance store, dyed grey. Wore a pair of black underwear on top.
Shirt: Skin tight under armour (with logo, but hey Batman needs sponsors too right?)
Cape: Bought a basic black cape and cut in the scallops at the bottom.
Gloves: Cheaped out and bought those online :( Will have more time to update those to homemade ones for next year.