Here's the problem I see in a lot of fan suits, as well as West's suit from the old sixties show, and the reason that a lot of people don't think the comic's suit could work on screen (I'm of the minority opinion that it could, if you couldn't guess). Well, first, let's get something out of the way: the complaint that the comics Batsuit is unrealistic, and unfeasible. This isn't true, actually, if we look at both the character and examine the suit itself. Batman is, basically, a master of stealth and almost every form of fighting style. The complaint is that he'd get shot on his first night out. Two things: one, well, see above. He wouldn't be getting shot because they wouldn't be getting the chance. And, two, on the off-change that he did get shot, it's good for drama. And, it's not like he doesn't wear armor. The suit itself is composed of basically firefighting materials. Everything on the suit exists in real life, and is used in various tactical situations. The top, for example, is this: Under Armour COLDGEAR Tactical wear. Extremely insulated, form fitting, so on and so on. The legs are no different, and composed of the same materials: Next, we have the ever harped on trunks. These are actually used in real life, and they're basically what you'd think: Kevlar crotch protection - Having established all this, let's get back to the original problem. The problem with most fan suits is this: they use basic spandex, and this is what destroys the whole illusion. Batman doesn't look like this: The suit isn't supposed to be all shiny, made of spandex. Period-o. It's supposed to be a dull gray in colour, and so on. Batman looks like this: Albeit with a "crotch protector." Or, this. Or this: (Although this guy isn't my ideal build for Bats, the costume is great, 'cept for the cowl.) To a lesser extent, I'm alright with some shininess in a suit, if it's done well, to represent the earlier true tights-and-trunks pulp original Batman, like this: Now, having said all this, don't let it be thought I don't like the movie suits. I do, the '89 and Begins suits particularly. But, I just keep waitin,' for the comic costume to be done on screen, to get the Superman or Spider-man treatment. Thoughts?