Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
I didn't even mind the cowl being a little too big for Keaton either, cause sometimes it kept his eyes in the shadows which was a cool look.
The is one of my favourite features of the '89 suit. Batman was often shot in such a way that the cowl would leave the eye area in shadow, giving him this menacing, mysterious comic book look. I'm almost convinced that the cowl was designed to have this somewhat light-blocking capability in order to better evoke that comic book feel.