BATMAN UNDERWEAR COSTUME TUTORIAL

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For those of you who are fans of the Dark Knight character but want to bring your passion of underwear into the fold, this Costume Tutorial is for you. Watch for a detailed break-down of the costume elements as well as some tips on how to complete your look. Note that although I mention in the video that the SlickItUp Gladiator harness is no longer available I later found out that it's still being made and can be purchased directly from SlickItUp.com. Check out the costume guide below for more info and links.


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Batman Underwear Costume Image
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This was one of my more elaborate costumes with a lot of elements pulled into a single look. I was happy with the end result and surprisingly, it wasn't all that complicated or expensive to execute. This wasn't meant to be a strict replication of any particular Batman look although it certainly derives most of its aesthetic from the movies. My vision is that this is a mash-up of The Dark Knight look and the more flashy "loud" looks of the Joel Schumacher Batman films like Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

COSTUME BUYING GUIDE

Batman Underwear Costume Breakdown
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Here is a detailed breakdown of the various items used in this outfit. I've included all the original items as well as several alternates whenever possible.
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Batman Mask
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Batman Dark Knight Mask by Rubie's Costumes


Price: $5
Amazon.com Product Page

There are a variety of Batman Masks you can purchase online ranging from inexpensive partial masks like this one to movie-replica full-head cowls. I found this one to be made fairly well and the design looked good for my outfit goals. I would avoid the masks that say they are made from latex as those tend to look fairly flimsy once you try it on in person. Make sure you order the adult version of the mask as there is a kids' version that looks exactly the same.

Alternate Option

Batman Alternate Full Mask
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Purchase the Rubie's Costume Batman Gloves at:
Amazon.com for $7


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Batman Gloves
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Batman Dark Knight Gloves


Price: $15
Amazon.com Product Page


As I mentioned in the video these gloves work "OK" but the fact that the main hand and finger parts are made from light-weight spandex fabric doesn't translate well in-person. Keeping the full construction to the pleather material that the upper gauntlet parts are made from would have been more consistent. As an alternative Rubie's Costumes also sells a more generic Batman glove set that I think is higher quality and looks more authentic even without the extra textured print on the surface.

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Batman Atlernate Gloves
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Purchase the Rubie's Costume Batman Gloves at:
Amazon.com for $7
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Batman Utility Belt
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Batman Dark Knight Utility Belt by Rubie's Costumes


Price: $19
Amazon.com Product Page


My finding is that this belt can adjust to about a 31" waist (assuming no clothes underneath). It's possible you might be able to adjust it to a smaller waist but that would involve more significant alterations. Watch out that you don't accidentally purchase the kids' version which looks exactly the same but would never fit the average adult.

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Velvet Cape
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Velvet Costume Cape


Price: $14
Amazon.com Product Page


There are many options for capes that you can try out. I went with something convenient since it wasn't going to be the centerpiece to my outfit. I couldn't find any standalone officially licensed Dark Knight capes so I'd offer the general advice that you'll want to find something that is a heavier weight material that won't go transparent in light. Velvet fabric has a good ability to absorb light and has some weight to it.
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PrevailSport Muscle Shirt
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Prevail Sport "Liquid Latext" Spandex Muscle Shirt


Price: $14
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If you want a truly skintight look you might want to consider ordering a size smaller than you normally wear. For a less shiny look Gregg Homme sells a couple different muscle shirts that are very similar under the "Rockstar"and "Haze" lines.

Alternate Options

Gregg Homme Rockstar Muscle Shirt
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Purchase the Rockstar Shirt at:
Wyzman.com for $56
DeadGoodUndies.com for $69
Runs True-To-Size
SlickItUp Neoflex Muscle Shirt
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Purchase the SlickItUp Neoflex Muscle Shirt at:
SlickItUp.com for $74
Runs True-To-Size
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SlickItUp Gladiator Arm Guard
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SlickItUp Gladiator Arm Guards


Price: $58
SlickItUp.com Product Page

The SlickItUp gladiator harness is a coated spandex item which fits true-to-size. The chrome element in front is made from a heavy-weight metal and the snaps in front are high-quality and durable. There are other options available from SlickItUp if you want a version with both left and right arms as well as a similar version from Tulio called Shotgun Sleeves only available from Undergear from what I've seen so far.

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SlickItUp Arm Guards
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Purchase the SlickItUp Arm Guards at:
SlickItUp.com for $68
Runs True-To-Size
Tulio Shotgun Sleeves
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Purchase the Tulio Shotgun Sleves at:
Undergear.com for $45
SlickItUp Vented Arm Guards
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Purchase the SlickItUp Vented Arm Guard at:
SlickItUp.com for $84
Runs True-To-Size
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PrevailSport PowerLifter Thong
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Prevail Sport PowerLifter Thong


Price: $14
PrevailSport Product Page


Prevail Sport items are offered in a broad range of materials and colors. The version I picked was in "Black Patent Latex" which is a form of coated spandex fabric. Prevail Sport items tend to run true-to-size from my experiences buying and wearing their underwear. There are many other styles available through Prevail Sport that are available in the shiny black spandex finish. Good Devil and Gregg Homme also offer a variety of alternative cuts and designs made out of materials that will go with the overall look of the outfit.

Alternate Options

Good Devil Ring Brief
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Purchase the Good Devil Ring Brief at:
GoodDevil.com for $25
NuWear.com for $25
PacificJock.com for $25
Runs True-To-Size
Good Devil Ring Thong
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Purchase the Good Devil Ring Thong at:
GoodDevil.com for $22
FreshPair.com for $28
NuWear.com for $16
Runs True-To-Size
Gregg Homme Fuel Brief
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Purchase the Gregg Homme Fuel Brief at:
GreggHomme.com for $46
InternationalJock.com for $46
Wyzman.com for $46
Runs True-To-Size
SlickItUp Leather Look Thong
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Purchase the SlickItUp Leather-Look Thong at:
SlickItUp.com for $33
Runs True-To-Size

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