Just back from the wacky WIZARD WORLD convention, in Richmond, Virginia! I rocked the "1966 Batman" rompers yet again, but this time with some incredible improvements! Click below to enlarge each awesome image!
|Above: Me in the costume during an event earlier this year! |
It's the "Rubie's" outfit, but with a custom cape and tights!
I was also never very happy with the floppy mask,
and the "slip-over" boots, so…
|Above: I purchased this officially-licensed and |
inexpensive (but very nice) rubber mask from overseas!
But, how to address the gap between the neck and shoulders?!
|Above: The mask arrives! Its dark blue colors need to be lightened up...|
|Above: Custom paint and neck-snaps were added to the cowl!|
|Above: After some applied paints to make the cowl match the cape |
color better, here it is, with a modified "Rubie's" mask and yoke beneath it...
|Above: But another problem! The above approach really binds the neck, |
giving an overall "light-bulb head" effect! Back to the drawing board...
|Above: Time to employ my earlier-made custom |
yoke/turtleneck, to meet the mask at the neckline…
Thanks to Charlotte Custom Couture for the
new yoke and cape!
|Above: ZAP! Along with added custom boots, the new |
cowl and neck yoke work like gangbusters!
|Above: Batman matches wits with Captain Cold!|
|Above: Posing with a young Marvel (horrors!) fan! The gentleman |
behind me is piping out the "Batman Theme!" Fear Not! No "Batusi
dance" was performed.
|Above: I pose with a magnificent "'66 Catwoman," as an unidentified |
Beatles (horrors!) fan photo-bombs the awesome event! The fiend!
|Above: A crime-fighter's work is never done! Yet another Catwoman joins with|
a passionate Poison Ivy to try to sell me---LASIK surgery?!? How did they know?
|Above: Somehow, my 3-hour lecture on pedestrian |
safety suffered from very poor attendance.
|Above: Posing with a serious STAR WARS fan-family!|
|Above: The self-named "Crappy Justice League" was also ready |
to leap into action! Either Wonder Woman needs a shave, or
I do need eye correction surgery!
|Above: Across from the convention center! It's Spider-Man, posing for some |
frantic photographers! At least, I hope that's what he was doing!
|Above: Another colossal cosplayer and DR. WHO fan!|
|Above: I'm not sure who these two fine gentleman were |
emulating, but their enthusiasm was inspiring! Note that
other hyper hero, the Tick, lurking in the background!
|Above: BAM! Burt Ward ("Robin") and Adam West ("Batman") rock the |
mikes during a power-packed panel for the multitude of
BATMAN fans in attendance!
|Above: What's this? That's right! It's me (center), posing with Burt and |
Adam for a once-in-a-lifetime fabulous photo! How much greatness
can ya get into one picture?!