Make no mistake, this is not a costume.
Kevlar, tear resistant mesh, and impact absorbing gel packs make this the closest you can come to having a true Dark Knight level of protection.
Starting with Grade A cow hide with a tear resistant mesh overlay, the suit’s CE approved body armor comes on in layers over the forearms/elbows, shoulders and spine. The heavier armor on the upper body is removable if you don’t need the extra bulk. Form molded soft shell kevlar and strong edge seaming make this some of the most durable outerwear available.
The Batsuit’s segments can be worn separately, and it can be ordered with or without the Bat logo on the chest if you really want to minimize the costume look.
Based in Toronto Canada, UD Replicas has made a name for themselves producing high quality reproductions of costumes made famous on-screen that are practical and durable enough for everyday use.
In the words of David Pea, the designer behind UD Replicas:
“Since these are screen-accurate replicas, officially licensed by their respective studios, our research and development process is uncompromising. Frequently, we work directly from the source material, engineering our UD Replicas garments from the original suits worn on-screen by such actors as Christian Bale, Olivia Wilde, Ben Affleck and others,”
If the pre suit nomex design doesn’t strike your fancy, the company offers two other Batsuits they’ve replicated. The final suit from the Batman Begins film, and the shinier, more chiseled version from The Dark Knight Rises. There is also a new Batman Beyond jacket being released in the near future.
While you can order pieces of the suit individually, the whole shebang will cost you $2072. The jacket alone costs around $980, but if you want a piece of the Batsuit on a budget you can pick up the kevlar gloves for $110. The suits are made in small quantity runs of about 150, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.