Batman’s is never complete without his cape and cowls (except for Batman Beyond, of course). The cape was designed to create anonymity of his real body and also aid his crime-fighting. The cape gives him the bat structure and protects him from fire damages, gunshots, and attacks. In Batman Begins, his cape is made of memory fiber, which makes it stiffens and gives a wing-like structure when applied to it. The cape serves several reasons and purposes, some of which includes;
- The cape gives him to flight and maneuvering abilities. What’s a bat without wings? And what’s “Batman” without his cape? If Batman is really going to don the bat motif, then he definitely needs wings. Bob Kane’s initial sketch of Batman was with wings instead of a cape. After talking to his colleague, Bill’s finger, he thought wings would be too “cumbersome,” and so came the innovation of a flying cape. See also: Original inspiration behind Batman cape.
- The cape protects him. The super Power of Batman is his focus and determination. He is, however, still human and very much susceptible to gunshots, attacks, and falling. The cape helps to cover him when enemies aim at him, helping him escape and be easily missed.
- The cape helps him to stay under the guise of darkness. The cape’s black and grey color helps him blend with darkness, making him barely noticeable and magical.
- The cape serves as a defense weapon. In some versions, the cape consists of razor-sharp blades, which enable him to defend himself against attacks.
How To Make Batman Cape DIY
You do not have to break the bank to make your superheros’ complete outfit. With a few pieces of clothes, you can make a complete outfit for your superhero. When you design your own cape yourself, you can add customizations to it and make sure that it’s the right length. No one wants to be the Superhero tripping over their own cape.
1 1/3 yards of lightweight black woven fabric (44″ wide). The number of fabrics will be twice your full length and shoulder width. Any lightweight fabric such as silk, crepe, rayon, satin, etc. It will be perfect for a cape.
2. Large safety pins
3. Large sew on snaps
4. All purpose thread
5. Iron on logo(optional)
Here is a step-by-step guide video link on making a Batman cape for your little or big superheroes.
Other Batman Cape Options
You may not be the best sewer or have the time to make your cape from scratch. Never fear; here are a few options that will work fantastically for making your own cape. It doesn’t matter if you’re a child or if you’re grown and need a cape. Everyone deserves to be like the Caped Crusader when they want to be.
T-Shirt Batman Cape
The T-shirt cape is one of the easiest ways to do a cape quickly and comfortably. Wearing some Batman costumes is not always comfortable. The t-shirt design makes sure that you can feel good and mean business. The shirt has a real Lego Batman feel to it.
Dawn of Justice Cape
The Dawn of Justice Batman Cape was made for adults, and it looks like the real deal. Don’t be surprised when you take this off and call yourself Bruce Wayne by accident. The cape comes in Batman’s classic colors, and it gets the job done in every way.
Batman Cape for Kids
The list would not even be right if there were no capes for kids. Many kids have a period in their lives where they want to be just like Batman or some other superhero. You can make the day of any kid with a Batman cape.