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Batman REDESIGN by DomEddi Batman REDESIGN by DomEddi
I was thinking for a very long time about the Batman's costume about its symbology and its use, and I've re-imagine it thinking "How would I make it if I was Batman?"
Here's what I've done:

THE COAT:
This is the first thing I've changed from the original costume: I've always wondered "Isn't the cape an obstruction?" We know that Bruce Wayne choosed the bat as a symbol to strike fear, and the cape helps in this, but I think there's a practical way (and a little bit less ridiculous than a cape, for the real world). So I've designed this coat, that when opened makes the shape of bat's wing.

THE HELMET:
I've always think that a full mask (without the "mouth hole") looks better for Batman, for a bigger protection I've made an helmet,that looks a lot like the RedHood one, and maybe with a tech interface and gadget inside. C'mon Bruce, you can afford that!

THE SUIT:
It is a modern protective suit, like the ones for extreme sports, with a spine guard and "d3o" padding on articulation and other sensible point.

THE BELT:
The only thing that I've changed is the shape of the utility belt: it's a climbing belt, but it has all the traditional gadget inside.

GLOVES & BOOTS:
I've not designed gloves and boots, because they have nothing special: simple black gloves, that allows flexibility (we need a lot of dexterity for things like lockpicking) and protective boots, like motorcycle boots.

That's all, hope you like that! Let me know what you think ;)
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blackbatman29 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
This is the Batman they should have used in Smallville if they had put him in.
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psiandco Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Writer
I could have sworn I had posted on this a year or two back.
It is still awesome.

Can a batman in full Cowl, mantle, and hood, suddenly blend into a crowd? nope.
this makes for an awesome "civilian disguise": Bruce wayne could be out in a long coat, then BAM!
He's batman
or Batman can dodge into a distracted crowd and disappear as a civilian.

I like the enclosed mask: no chance of Dna evidence - teeth, blood, skin, hair. facial recognition software fails. it's protective, easily include a voice scrambler, sound canceler, air filter, re-breather. Burning building full of toxic fumes? no problem. A villain who likes to spit, spray gas, use garrotes/choke out. etc. You got him beat. open the mask if you want to "show some skin" but really, leaving your jaw, mouth, and nostrils unprotected is just wrong.

I like the long coat idea much more than the cape. Why? "misdirection" is still on the table to an extent all he has to do is "Open" the coat/cape.  When you wear an armored cape- that is HEAVY. armor renders misdirection a pointless waste of time/energy. A cape that is too long and you could get snagged or killed... even by an escalator! if your costume is not armored misdirection doesn't amount to anything when the guy you can't see gets a lucky shot. A long cape stuffed under a suit jacket is automatic fail. a long cape that is automatically your favorite coat is WIN.
Gloves are great: no shed skin, no shed hairs, no DNA, No fingerprints. Who says that the Jacket sleeves can't harbor a surprise or two?  one of batman's worst "tells" is going to his utility belt. you can have gadgets concealed virtually everywhere on his person. going back to gloves, boots, et al: you can add extras that "Activate" for use such as digital chameleon camouflage, Gecko grip, and more.

Batman is a powerless human being. He doesn't use "Cheats" to be a hero. No drugs, no magic, and he rises above the easy cowardice of merely pulling a trigger.
Yes, he is the most exceptional normal human being with an Olympic gold winning physicality and Super-genius intellect: but he is still just a guy.
He pushes himself to be the best he can be: Acrobat, gymnast, body builder, contortionist, escape artist, mastery of multiple martial arts, numerous weapons, various fighting styles, multiple languages, extensive training in forensics, ballistics, pathology, bio-science, medicine, psychology, navigation, law, business, accounting, security systems expert, pilot, equestrian, survival, Mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, computer engineer...

With a Marilyn vos savant I.q. of 500+ even starting from the age of 8, there is absolutely no reason for batman to not excel in so many diverse subjects by the time he hits 23.

Resources (Super powers- Money, connections, celebrity, HE'S the BOSS: the idea that Bruce Wayne can ask his best and brightest employees for a little help with this/that/the other thing, without exposing himself as BATMAN is brilliant. The idea that Wayne enterprises has an archived R&D department that he can raid for tech is a good one - in this way the Nolan dark night movies are right.
 The idea that he hires armies of private contractors to build concealed mini-bat caves with cache's of military grade hardware all across Gotham is just stupid. Sorry Nolan, but that is just wrong.

Batman uses fear, he doesn't play bad cop - good cop, he play's bad cop - an THE GD BATMAN. People should fear him, he's a freaking ninja, a master of stealth!

In my opinion this is something that ought to used by a BAT-somebody.
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DomEddi Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Couldn't agree more :)
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Trizzo-VonKay Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Though it has nothing to do with batman, i would be interested to see a Rorschach redesign with a streamlined modern styling. keep up the GREAT work! 
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DomEddi Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
I'll think about it, thanks ;)
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TheDiggerMan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know about anyone else, but I wanna see more of this!
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flashbranson Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
very nice, Clap 
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DomEddi Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
TY ^^
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tclego Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! I really like the coat and helmet. Looks great!
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DomEddi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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