Julian Checkley as Batman (Facebook/Kamil Krawczak)
This new Batman cosplay is so good, it’s scary. Seriously, the costume’s got working flamethrowers.
The hyper-realistic Dark Knight armor above (and below) is the masterwork of Julian Checkley, an Irish effects specialist and cosplay legend who has long been known for his Star Wars cosplay. Several years ago, he made a very impressive Bane costume inspired by Christopher Nolan’s film The Dark Knight Rises, but this new cosplay is actually inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham Origins.
The costume is incredibly realistic, with folding Batarangs, sharp gauntlets, thick chest armor, and, once again, a working flamethrower. It was made by 3D printer over the course of a month, which is both impressive and scary, because we’re getting to the point that absolutely anyone can make working superhero technology in their own homes.
Click over to his studio’s Facebook page for a closer look at this costume, including some of the highly dangerous looking gear, like the Batarangs below.
(Order 66 Creatures and Effects/Facebook)
(H/t to Yahoo Movies UK)