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Here’s your first look at Ruby Rose suited up as The CW’s Batwoman

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They’ve been to Star City, Central City and the far future. This year, the various heroes and villains of the Arrowverse are headed somewhere much much more dangerous than a parallel reality run by Damien Darhk or the island of Leian Yu: Gotham City. Despite what R Kelly may have crooned about in 1997, Gotham is not a city of justice or peace, but a metropolitan hellscape of rampant crime.

Fortunately, the streets of Gotham happen to be kept safe by a certain bat-themed vigilante. An ass-kicking prodigy who uses fear and intimidation to frighten the more cowardly and superstitious criminals who emerge at night. Ordinarily, this is where the Batman would swoop in and shatter a skylight, but the CW Network has a different vigilante in mind for the Arrow, Flash and Supergirl crossover, Elseworlds.

We’ve known now for a while that Ruby Rose would be donning the cape and cowl of Gotham’s signature vigilante, but any pictures of her suited up were as non-existent as Bruce Wayne’s parents at a high school PTA meeting. Until today that is:


That is…magnificent. Rose looks spot-on as Batwoman, complete with the massive red wig that is purposefully designed to be so over the top so that her secret identity can be more secretive. I love how the costume is both textured and streamlined, while the cape hides all manner of subtle details in its design. Cosplayers, get your sewing machines ready.

It’s a striking first look, although I’m now really interested to see if the Arrowverse version of Batwoman’s alter-ego Katherine Kane will adopt a look that’s similar to her comic book counterpart as well. Whatever the end result, the costume designers here have knocked the outfit out of the park, translating an icon perfectly to television.

Rose will deliver some fist-based justice in December’s Elseworlds event, with her own solo series arriving sometime in 2019.

Last Updated: October 10, 2018


  1. Batman beyond inspired


  2. For the Emperor!

    October 10, 2018 at 11:16

    Looking forward to this. Guess I will need to catch up on all my Arrowverse shows before then 🙂


    • Admiral Chief

      October 10, 2018 at 11:21

      I’m SOOOO far behind


      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        October 10, 2018 at 12:06

        You only need to watch Season 1 and 2


    • Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

      October 10, 2018 at 11:42

      Really struggled to keep watching Arrow.
      Characters just got so weak and dumb 🙁


      • For the Emperor!

        October 10, 2018 at 12:36

        I got to a cross-over episode, then proceeded to watch the other series to the same point, and then my mother got hold of the DVDs and by the time I got them back, I was too far into another series to just jump back. I will agree though that it did become a chore, which is probably why it is not a priority currently 🙁


  3. Original Heretic

    October 10, 2018 at 11:28

    As usual, I’ll only watch The Flash and the crossover episodes. I might check out Legends.


  4. Yondaime

    October 10, 2018 at 11:59

    Meh…Arrowverse doesn’t exist to me.


  5. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    October 10, 2018 at 12:06

    Sorry, but the concept of Batman was to appear to be a mythical beast of terror. This looks like somebody really into role-play. If this lady swooped down towards me i’d be…. Interested. Not scared.


    • WhiteRock

      October 10, 2018 at 14:05

      Interested in…?


      • BradeLunner

        October 10, 2018 at 14:12

        This is a heavy comment, especially in light of the current news and improves. But, I definately loll’d (I´m not proud)


        • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

          October 18, 2018 at 11:47

          It’s ok to laugh at jokes 🙂


      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        October 11, 2018 at 10:58

        Come on, she does look hot!


        • BradeLunner

          October 18, 2018 at 11:58

          Totally! I’m not judging just noting!


  6. Captain JJ

    October 10, 2018 at 14:26

    Man, I’ve seen paper towels with a higher thread count than that cape.


    • HvR

      October 10, 2018 at 15:41

      So cosplayers can just dye black bath towels bought from Checkers? 🙂


      • Captain JJ

        October 11, 2018 at 14:00



  7. Captain JJ

    October 10, 2018 at 14:32

    Batwoman in the comics, and in a few of the animated movies, is a really cool character. This might get me back into the DC line of series.


  8. HvR

    October 10, 2018 at 15:38

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