Homemade Batman Costume Breaks World Record

Anna Green

Irish art director Julian Checkley has created a Batman costume that isn’t just for show. With 23 different built-in gizmos and gadgets, his Batsuit may be the most functional cosplay costume ever created. It’s also a World Record holder.

Gizmodo reports that Checkley’s Batman costume just broke the Guinness World Record for "Most Functional Gadgets on a Cos-Play Suit," and will be featured in the upcoming "Gamer’s Edition" of the Guinness Book of World Records. Checkley's costume, which was inspired by the version of the caped crusader in the video game Arkham: Origins, is equipped with everything from a grapnel gun and folding Batarang to an ultrasonic anti-dog device and a so-called "Bat flask," for when the nocturnal hero is need of a nightcap.

In the video above, Checkley, who works on creature effects for movies, says he’s always dreamed of breaking a World Record. He explains, "To be a Guinness World Record title-holder is probably one of the things I’ve wanted to do since I made that first Darth Vader costume when I was a little 7-year-old."

[h/t Gizmodo]

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