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Batman cosplayer earns a Guinness World Record for most functional costume ever

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I’m going to let you in on a little secret when it comes to Batman cosplay: Most of the costumes you see guys wearing? They’re aren’t exactly examples of tactical genius. Rubber muscles may look cool, but not being able to actually turn your neck is somewhat of a hindrance. It also somewhat ruins the illusion of being Batman: A billionaire who fights crime with fists and an arsenal of gadgets.

At least there’s one cosplayer out there however, whose suit is packed with numerous gear and tech. So much in fact, that Julian Checkley has earned the Guinness World Record for Most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit. “There were many long hours trying devising the gadgets and finding ways to store them on the suit,” Checkley said to Guiness.

They are classic gadgets but also some are specific to Batman: Arkham Origins. I am immensely proud of my Guinness World Records title and to be part of the Gamer’s Edition is just the next level.”

The Arkham Origins suit (This one made by the lovely folks over at Gauntlet FX, Crimson Coscrafts and Tundra Designs) is easily one of my favourite Batsuits. Besides the sleek look, the segmented armour setup makes it actually easy to move around in, while anyone wearing it can also turn their head. That’s properly useful that is. Here’s the full list of gear which he isn’t just packing, but has actually managed to somehow hide to become a walking arsenal:

  • Fireball Shooter
  • Gauntlet Video Screens x 2
  • Bat Tracking Beacon
  • Bat Sign Projector
  • Folding Batarang
  • Grapnel Gun
  • Cowl Respirator
  • Pneumatic Tranquilliser Gun
  • Ultrasonic Anti Dog Device
  • Bat Shuriken x 4 11. UV Lamp
  • Ball Bearing Grenades x 2
  • Gauntlet Flashlight 14. Medi-kit
  • Battery Pack
  • Laser Designator
  • Bat-cam.
  • Strobe Stun Gun
  • Gas Dispenser
  • Smoke Bombs x 2
  • The Bat Flask.
  • Concealed Laryngeal Microphone
  • Two-way Radio

I’m properly jealous, as the crowning achievement of one of my own Batman costumes is that I happen to have a straw hidden in the one gauntlet for when I start over-heating and need some water. The benchmark, it has been set. Now to see if anyone can challenge Checkley for his well-earned title.

Last Updated: August 25, 2016


  1. I love this sort of thing. Clever. Like the Robot Wars designers, as well.

    Good on him. Imagine how much fun it was testing some of the gadgets? Fireball shooter, anyone?


    • HairyEwok

      August 26, 2016 at 08:23

      Well he does say in the video he makes costumes for people who can afford it.


      • miaau

        August 26, 2016 at 08:28

        well, ok then. Um, video not watched, hardly ever watch video reviews or other stuff from this or any other site.

        From my perspective, you say internet video, I ask what chess game is being analysed or which classical piece are we watching. I am dimly aware of videos on other topics.


    • The D

      August 26, 2016 at 09:52

      The costume itself is actually available in kit form, check the links above. So with a little bit of knowledge, you could mod it yourself.


  2. HairyEwok

    August 26, 2016 at 08:13

    Sorry D. Your Birthd… I mean Batman suit isn’t world record material anymore.


  3. Dungeon of JJ

    August 26, 2016 at 09:10

    Damn it. I want more pictures, can’t watch the vid 🙁
    I quite like it when he’s able to turn his head. Makes sense, considering what he does.


  4. R1ker

    August 26, 2016 at 09:31

    Het Chris al gery?


  5. Avithar

    August 29, 2016 at 08:10

    i need this in my life, does it come with a batmobile?


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