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Batman Cosplay Suit Sets World Record With 23 Gadgets

Guinness Gamer’s Edition 2017 announced costume has most functioning gadgets including smoke bombs, grapnel gun, bat sign projector

A mind-blowing Batman cosplay costume sporting 23 functioning gadgets – including smoke bombs, a grapnel gun and a bat sign projector – has earned a spot in Guinness World Records’ 2017 Gamer’s Edition. Irish special creature effects expert Julian Checkley designed the intricate suit around the Caped Crusader’s outfit in video game Batman: Arkham Origins.

Checkley broke down the costume in a detailed video teasing the Gamer’s Edition. The design also includes a fireball shooter, two gauntlet video screens, bat-tracking beacon, bat sign projector, folding batarang, cowl respirator, pneumatic tranquilizer gun, ultrasonic anti-dog device, four bat shuriken, UV lamp, two ball-bearing grenades, gauntlet flashlight, medi-kit, battery pack, laser designator, bat-cam, strobe stun gun, gas dispenser, two smoke bombs, bat flask, concealed laryngeal microphone and two-way radio. 

“When I was about seven years old, I made my very first cosplay costume – a little Darth Vader costume out of a balloon and papier-mâché,” Checkley said in a video revealing his epic creation, which was partly created with 3D printing. He recruited an electrical engineer to help create the 200-watt EMP stun gun.

Before becoming an effects expert, Checkley worked in the film industry as a model maker and art director. Throughout his career, he dreamed of constructing a tribute to the Dark Knight. “I’ve always been a Batman fan,” he said. “He’s kind of anti-hero, kind of dark, but he’s still a good guy.”

The Guinness World Records’ 2017 Gamer’s Edition hits shelves September 8th.

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