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Batman REDESIGN
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Published: June 3, 2013
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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Valen123456's avatar
Has a feel of a modern version of the Victorian style of Batman from "Gotham by Gaslight". Great idea. 
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Devil-Mech-Irons|Hobbyist Traditional Artist

One of the things that makes this Batsuit so effective it that it's way more scary.

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DomEddi|Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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megaplayer22|Student Digital Artist
I love the redesign. I am however curious how gliding would work in this version since that is a fairly iconic part of the character.
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DomEddi|Professional General Artist
Thanks! I figure the gliding would work as for the normal cape: I picture the coat quite lose, like a cape with sleeves. It's almost like he has a cape that starts from under the arms and goes down. Same function of the cape, no obstruction of something that sits on your shoulders and gets in the way of your arms/shoulders. ;) 
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Wow, interesting and awesome concept and design, A+, cool! c; thump up Two Thumbs Up 
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DomEddi|Professional General Artist
Thank you! 
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You're welcome.
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MadArtist29's avatar
OOOH THIS  IS   TIGGHTTTTTTT
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DomEddi|Professional General Artist
;D 
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thegreenyeun95's avatar
Wow, nice, A+! c; thump up Two Thumbs Up 
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DomEddi|Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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You're welcome.
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JBH10's avatar
J'aime beaucoup.
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DomEddi|Professional General Artist
Merci! 
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oviedomedina's avatar
Now this is an interesting idea!
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DomEddi|Professional General Artist
:) 
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nikyri|Student General Artist
Best design i ever saw Love 
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DomEddi|Professional General Artist
wow thanks man :D 
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Raven5150's avatar
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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DomEddi|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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I like it.
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DomEddi|Professional General Artist
:)
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Fatefulbrawl|Hobbyist General Artist
This looks way better than the actual costume! Nice job!
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