What's your view of the definitive Batman costume?

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  1. smallville fan

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    Hey guys, since we're talking definitive suits, I just want to know what would you consider the definitive level/shade of grey?

    You see, I'm making a Batman costume and I'm thinking a gun metal grey finish for the suit. Would love to get thoughts and opinions if possible.
     
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  2. regwec

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    I think it depends what you mean by definitive: the definitive Batsuit, for me, is the Bronze Age version (Adams, Aparo etc) which had quite a light great body. That was to some extent, however, a product of the colouring tech of the time, and it was almost certainly intended to represent something a bit darker.

    I usually say "graphite" is the way to go, which I suppose is not far off from "gunmetal". That's with the caveat that I prefer a hint of blue in the cape and cowl, which contrasts better with dark grey.
     
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    Well I'm aiming for something along the lines of a hybrid of New 52/Arkham City/Arkham Asylum for the Batsuit I'm trying to make.

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    Not definitive per se (blue is a little extreme), but I thought it was really cool.





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  6. Ponyboy

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    That was such a beautiful suit!

     
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    Give him the B:TAS suit, with pouches in the belt instead of capsule slots
    That will be the perfect Batman suit for me
     
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  9. Comics N' Toons

    Comics N' Toons Viva La Revolucion!

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    70's Batman but with black instead of the blue cowl, gloves, trunks and boots.
     
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    The Neal Adams suit come to life. But improved, as making it all black was a masterstroke.

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  11. Comics N' Toons

    Comics N' Toons Viva La Revolucion!

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    As to whether the oval or the black bat look is preferred, I remember there was a poll on the Yesterday, Today and Beyond Batman site that actually gave a statistical percentage. It was something like 34% of those polled preferred the oval, 38% preferred the black bat and 28% didn't care either way or liked both! I prefer the oval for a more experienced Batman and the black bat for a younger, more novice Batman. In the end it is of course subjective. DC seems to push only the oval symbol when marketing is concerned these days.
     
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  12. Lead Cenobite

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    I think an amalgamation would work. The classic black/dark blue and gray color scheme, yellow oval logo, capsule/pouch belt combination similar to the Adam West utility belt, and a Neal Adams-like cowl.
     
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    Unless we get a scene with Batman looking into the back of a spoon, I don't think that's appropriate.
     
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    Ehhhh I don't get what the back of spoon has to do with it.
     
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  16. Young Superman

    Young Superman The Last Son of Krypton

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    Nice choices Young Superman.
     
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  20. Young Superman

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    If you took the nipples off the Batman Forever suit and recolored the belt to the gold on the emblem, it would be the sexiest Bat costume ever!
     
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    I never had a problem with the nipples. I understand Schumacher was going for a 'greek statue' look. I don't get the big fuss over them.
     
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  24. Young Superman

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    I love the BF panther suit too.
     
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    The panther suit looks really good. It's a revamped B89 suit, and it looks good on Kilmer.
     
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