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Batman REDESIGN by DomEddi Batman REDESIGN by DomEddi
I was thinking for a very long time about the Batman's costume about its symbology and its use, and I've re-imagine it thinking "How would I make it if I was Batman?"
Here's what I've done:

THE COAT:
This is the first thing I've changed from the original costume: I've always wondered "Isn't the cape an obstruction?" We know that Bruce Wayne choosed the bat as a symbol to strike fear, and the cape helps in this, but I think there's a practical way (and a little bit less ridiculous than a cape, for the real world). So I've designed this coat, that when opened makes the shape of bat's wing.

THE HELMET:
I've always think that a full mask (without the "mouth hole") looks better for Batman, for a bigger protection I've made an helmet,that looks a lot like the RedHood one, and maybe with a tech interface and gadget inside. C'mon Bruce, you can afford that!

THE SUIT:
It is a modern protective suit, like the ones for extreme sports, with a spine guard and "d3o" padding on articulation and other sensible point.

THE BELT:
The only thing that I've changed is the shape of the utility belt: it's a climbing belt, but it has all the traditional gadget inside.

GLOVES & BOOTS:
I've not designed gloves and boots, because they have nothing special: simple black gloves, that allows flexibility (we need a lot of dexterity for things like lockpicking) and protective boots, like motorcycle boots.

That's all, hope you like that! Let me know what you think ;)
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:iconoviedomedina:
oviedomedina Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Now this is an interesting idea!
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
:) 
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:iconnikyri:
nikyri Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student General Artist
Best design i ever saw Love 
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
wow thanks man :D 
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Raven5150 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
Absolutely brilliant design. Couple of things, though - At one point, Batman had a computer interface built into his glove on the back of his hand. That could be better served if it was moved to his forearm guard beneath the shielding.
Second, I love the coat idea. But that was particular to the cape (Batman Begins). Are you removing the glide functionality completely, or will this be built into the coat in some way?
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
thanks man! :)
I thought at the coat having in someway the same function of the cape, even the gliding part
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:iconmovielover8jurassic4:
MovieLover8Jurassic4 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Student Writer
I like it.
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconfatefulbrawl:
Fatefulbrawl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks way better than the actual costume! Nice job!
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
u're too kind ^^ thank you!
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:iconfatefulbrawl:
Fatefulbrawl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the truth I love it how did you make it exactly I could use some help making outfits like this.
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:iconopifexcontritio:
Opifexcontritio Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
Fun fact: That mouth hole in Batman's cowl has a rather particular purpose: To mock the Joker.
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I heard that :)
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:iconarianaaviles:
arianaaviles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
Me likey
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:iconmbcypriano:
MBCypriano Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
AWESOME
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconezzy-as-it-is:
Ezzy-as-it-is Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Been a fan of the coat design since Dick took the role of Batman in Earth two. Awesome design here  
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks man :)
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:iconjoesketchconcepts-da:
JoeSketchConcepts-DA Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the suit in the middle looks like something straight out of Naruto.
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:iconmister-crool:
Mister-Crool Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The coat makes him look more like a detective than a vigilante/superhero which is great!
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
thanks :) 
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:iconfanoffandoms2:
FanofFandoms2 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
I could totally see Smallville going this direction had they been able to use Batman. 
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yeah probably, they did something similar w/ one of their "early versions" of Supes, with the black trench coat
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That coat is epic.

As for the cape, it is there for the same reason of the flowing coat lapels here: To throw off people's sense of just how big and where his body is hiding in all of that shadow. 

(Sort of like the frilled/Jesus lizard or a Cobra's hood.)
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks :) 
My idea for the coat is that is large enough to have the same function of "confusing foes", even if he has his arms in the sleeves
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your designs are great!
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GearsAtWork Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The whole suit is great how ever I would put like an open mouth piece on the helmet so that it would like pay homage to all the batman designs, Like now it looks like the Arkham knight, But I'm not hating its a really good piece of artwork you have here like its a very modern take on the caped cruisader overall "IT LOOKS FRIGGIN COOL"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks :) I see your point :) 
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:iconbendorah:
Bendorah Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
That is cool! 
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
ty :)
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:iconbendorah:
Bendorah Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
your welcome. :)
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:icondelvallejoel:
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
It almost look like the style for Spider-Man Noir. Looks pretty cool, though.
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
:)
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:icondelvallejoel:
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I take it back, it looks way cool when you look at it again.
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:icondarkdragon6026:
DarkDragon6026 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is Amazing!
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
^^
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:icondarkdragon6026:
DarkDragon6026 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I really like what you did with the suit!
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Suazoproductions Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016
The only critique I have is that the coat wouldn't work for the modern gliding that batman uses his cape for, but I do love the look. You should redeisgn Robin in this style, I'd love to see what you come up with!
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the feedback :) I'll think about doing other characters ;) 
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:iconundeadman312:
Undeadman312 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know i think you should work with DC comics for make this new look of batman
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
ahahah thanks man
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DecoyDouble Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist
Everything, but the coat I love! Especially the helmet. I always felt like Batman should have been redesigned to have his whole face covered. For one reason now a days you can identify someone just by their voice, even if they try to rough it up a bit (Dark Knight). Though Terry McGinnis of Batman Beyond is more full face, so maybe that's why they don't do it? The Coat, I don't hate it, but a cape has always just been more his style, kinda like Dracula. The coat just seems a bit anime to me, but for a plus adds to his noir detective persona. Which is cool. Still an awesome design nevertheless!
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much ^^ I see your point on the coat :) 
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:iconblitzwin:
Blitzwin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno why but this really seems like something Jason Todd would wear but that just me. Love the design anyway
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:icondreadmach:
DreadMach Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
This is wicked tight!
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:iconjoeburger90:
joeburger90 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
I've always thought the gloves would have have hardened polymer over the knuckles to protect his hand from damage during fights.
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Good idea :) 
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Cojo810 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Student General Artist
I think this feels so perfect because it looks like something batman would want out of a modern costume. Its got this nice mix of para-military and noir detective. This is so cool. Wish I came up with something like that. Nice work.
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:icondomeddi:
DomEddi Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^ 
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