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Rubies Adult Deluxe Muscle Chest Batman Dark Knight Costume
$32.43 - $129.23
- 100 polyester
- Wipe clean with damp cloth, don t bleach, Wash, Iron, Dry clean
- Muscle Chest Jumpsuit w/ Attached Boot Tops, Headpiece w/ Attached Cape, Belt
- 100% Polyester (Hand Wash Cold. Line Dry. Do Not Bleach. No Iron.)
- Men's Medium (Up to Size 40), Men's Large (Up to Size 42), or X-Large (44-46) - jacket equivalent
- Jumpsuit with Molded Polyfoam Muscle Chest Inset with Batman Logo in Center, Ties at Back of Neck, Slight Padding in Shoulder with "Fringe" Along Cuff, Foam Boot Top/Shoe Covers are Attached to Jumpsuit and Have Elastic Band to Help Keep on Shoe, Jumpsuit
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Includes: Muscle chest jumpsuit with attached boot tops, headpiece, cape and belt. This is an officially licensed Batman costume.
Save Gotham City, or just look like you could with this muscle chest jumpsuit Deluxe Batman costume. From the movie The Dark Knight. Jumpsuit has attached boot tops, headpiece, cape and belt.
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ѾѾѾѾ Recommended with warm fuzzies.
✓ Looks pretty good compared to most Batman costumes.
✗ The head mask looks really cheap and cheesy.
✗ The foam chest plate is too wide and poofy, making it prone to buckling, and the foam chest plate can push up towards your chin when you sit down.
✗ There needs to be more Velcro, or a zipper, used to fasten the rear of the jumpsuit.
I purchased this costume four years ago in 2010 and I wore it to San Diego's Monster Bash in the Gaslamp Quarter. I have not wore it since that outing because I love having lots of variety with my Halloween costumes, including many homemade costumes, but I would wear this again for a future Halloween party. According to the sizing information that is posted for this Amazon product listing, I wear a "Medium" size, which was what I purchased. The "Medium" size fit me well along my arms and below the waist, but the muscle chest foam plate is very wide and poofy. But then again, most male superheroes, along with many female superheroines, often have overexaggerated chest areas.
This outfit is basically a one-piece jumpsuit that you step into. Three short and skinny strips of Velcro then clasp together the rear of the costume along the center of your back. You may need someone's help to clasp together the small bits of Velcro together along the center of your back. I really wished that this costume used a zipper that zipped up along the center of the back, or at least used a lot more Velcro, since the three tiny strips of Velcro can soon lose their stickiness and they can pop open if you bend over too much. The supplied cape is a very thin fabric, so if you wear a light-colored shirt or do not wear a shirt underneath the costume, it is possible to see the shirt or your skin through the openings between the Velcro closures on your back. I recommend wearing a thin black shirt or black t-shirt underneath this costume. To provide a better closure on the back of this costume, I cut some thin strips of black-colored "Industrial Strength Velcro Tape", which uses a very sticky adhesive, and I lined the edges along the rear opening of the costume with extra Velcro to clasp together the rear of the costume more securely.
The plastic belt is just a molded piece of plastic with no storage compartments, but it does not look any worse than the Batman belts included on other costumes. If you want a more authentic-looking Batman belt that actually has storage compartments, you have to spend more money to buy it as a separate item. The forearm gauntlets fit well and look quite nice. This costume does not include gloves, but I would recommend wearing black gloves with this costume. Early on in the Batman comics, Batman was briefly depicted not wearing gloves. But Batman has always worn gloves later on.
The two main weaknesses of this costume are the wide poofy foam chest plate and the cheap-looking head mask.
Unless you are built like Arnold Schwarzenegger when Ahhnold was in his 20s, the foam chest plate will be too wide and poofy, which can make it prone to buckling and crumpling. I have an athletic physique, but I am not built like Ahhnold, so the chest foam piece feels very wide and poofy. If you are skinny or lanky, the chest area will feel even more loose and roomy. To help the chest plate hold its shape, I used duct tape to tape some stiff foam to the inside of its molded foam. This does make the costume more warm to wear since more body heat gets trapped inside. But I just wore a thin black t-shirt and thin cotton pants underneath this costume. Filling the inside of the chest plate with a sheet of stiff foam taped to it helped to maintain the muscle molding regardless of whether I was standing or sitting. Because the foam chest plate retains body heat, I actually liked the fact that it was poofy and not pressed right up against my chest. The foam chest plate retains a fair amount of body heat, which is great if you are roaming around outside on a chilly night, but it can feel hot and stuffy if you wear this during the day or if you go dancing in this costume (which was what I also did). The foam chest plate may push up against the bottom of your chin when you sit down. But that is the problem with wearing a molded chest area that makes you look like Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing a Batman costume. If the front chest area was just made of soft fabric, most of us would not have Batman's physique when wearing that kind of costume... and a Batman without an oversized chest area just would not look authentic as the "Dark Knight" version of Batman. Note that the 1960s Batman, played by Adam West, wore a costume that was basically body-hugging spandex fabric. Other characters from the 1960s Batman series also wore lots of spandex, including Robin and The Riddler. But in later years, the Dark Knight outfit also consisted of a molded chest plate.
The head mask looks very cheesy and cheap, as if it was designed for a 6-year old kid to wear. I replaced the included head mask with the Batman The Dark Knight Adult Batman Full Overhead Latex Mask, which is also made by the same Rubie's Costume Company that made this costume. If Rubie's had included that excellent latex mask with this costume, then I would have rated this costume 5 stars.
This costume does not include shoes or boots, but it includes boot top flaps that are attached to the jumpsuit. You should wear black boots with this costume, or at least black shoes. Don't ruin the look by wearing sneakers or running shoes :)
When I wore the separately-purchased latex mask, black gloves, and black boots with this costume, the complete outfit looked quite nice. Do not smile much while walking around as Batman. Batman rarely smiles because fighting crime is serious business :) This costume was a big hit when I wore it at San Diego's Monster Bash in 2010. Throughout that night, more than 40 people wanted to be photographed with me! One lady wanted to be photographed standing between me and a real San Diego police officer. Most of the people wanting photos with me were men... maybe guys have a natural bro-mance attraction to Batman? This was also notable because I was at the Monster Bash with my slender girlfriend, who was wearing a very sexy skintight catwoman outfit that she stylized using separate parts, complete with cat ears, furry tail, leopard-print miniskirt, fishnet stockings, and high-heel stilettos. She began to laugh because most of the guys wanted to be photographed with me instead of her :)
As with many Halloween costumes, especially costumes that are designed to represent a famous celebrity/monster/thing, you can spend a lot more money, even hundreds of dollars, to buy more authentic-looking costumes or parts of a costume. For example, you can spend more to buy a better-looking Batman belt, and you can buy separate Batman forearm gauntlets and gloves. But other than replacing the cheesy head mask, I did not feel that I had to replace anything else. As mentioned, wear your own black gloves and black shoes to complete the costume.
I would honestly buy batman PJs before buying this costume.
For this to really work, the various components should be separate so that you can individually adjust them to your build, but this isn't the case.
Returning this was a breeze, since they have free shipping both ways.
- Terrible mask with flimsy foam ears that have lost their shape after being in the packaging for so long.
- One piece jumpsuit with only few velcro pieces to hold it closed and a chest piece the size of a bathtub.
- Poor sizing.
- Everyone will get a good laugh at how bad this costume is...thats about it.
Definitely not worth it at all for the prize you pay. Hopefully you take the time to read the rest of these reviews before buying.