Photo credit: Armatus Designs
Jackson Gordon, a 21-year-old college student from Wayne, Pennsylvania, spent over 5-months creating a real-life Batman suit, which he says isn’t bullet-proof (yet), but can withstand punches, machetes and even swings from a baseball bat. Gordon says: “Before actually making the real suit, I did many (at least 10) prototypes of different parts for the suit to test out materials and sewing patterns. Once I was happy with those, I started making the real suit using the patterns I had decided on from the prototypes. I cut out the internal lining fabric, then added the foam padding, then a layer (or two depending on which part of the suit) of kevlar, then the top grey fabric.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
Gordon adds: “After the individual pieces where completed, I sewed them together to form the suit. The external armored plates are made from 1/4″ ABS sheets, which I designed a pattern for and then cut out using a scroll saw. These plates where then power sanded, and heated up with a heat gun to make them pliable. The chest and ab plating was then mounted to the suit, while the other armour remains removable.”