Make me a better Batman
January 24, 2007 3:46 PM   Subscribe

So I'm going to a party at the weekend in my off-the-shelf classic grey Batman outfit. Please suggest accessories to zazz up my appearance: bonus points given for cheap, cheerful and creative ideas.
posted by freston to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total)
a horribly fake shark attached to your leg?
posted by Max Power at 4:00 PM on January 24, 2007

A giant poster-thing that says "BIFF" (Or POW or ZAP or whatnot). Pretend to hit people and then hold it up.

Yeah, I'm a dweeb.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:06 PM on January 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

The Batarang is pretty easy to make; just cut out a bat symbol from black cardstock.
posted by ikkyu2 at 4:11 PM on January 24, 2007

  • An empty can of spray stuff with a construction-paper label that says "Shark Repellent."
  • Two words: Bat Condom.
  • Robin's green undies in your pocket.
  • A friend who dresses up as Alfred, the Wayne family butler.
  • A torch blocked with a piece of paper out of which a bat shape has been cut. Portable Bat-Signal!
  • A boomerang. You can say the regular Bat-a-Rang is in the repair shop.
  • A rope that you can tie to a doorknob and then pretend to use to climb up a building.

posted by infinitewindow at 4:18 PM on January 24, 2007

An oversized standard issue fuse bomb, make it look lit and just keep running from one group of people to the next, looking for a place to put it out.

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posted by NoraCharles at 4:22 PM on January 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

I like the giant BIFF poster. DNAB is a dweeb.
posted by The Deej at 4:28 PM on January 24, 2007

Some of those yellow dishwashing gloves.
posted by Frank Grimes at 4:30 PM on January 24, 2007

Some dried guano, perhaps?
Oh, you mean the superhero....
posted by rob511 at 5:14 PM on January 24, 2007

Stuff to fill the utility belt. Especially corny stuff.
Like cards you can give out, such as "Remember kids - Batman says never to play with fire!". If it's a birthday party, you can card whoever is lighting the candles and insist in doing it yourself.

Then hold the cake high overhead and run off with it :-)

Spoof utility-belt batman-style "wonderful toys", like party-poppers dressed up as portable bat-streamer-launchers.
posted by -harlequin- at 6:00 PM on January 24, 2007

Perhaps you meant 'Zsasz up your appearance'?

Uh, anyway. Put a sign on your back that reads 'Bane was here?' I dunno.
posted by zusty at 6:22 PM on January 24, 2007

Batman keeps a Kryptonite ring in his utility belt. You know, in case Superman goes crazy.

Seriously. He does.

So any plastic green ring should do the trick.

(I'm a dweeb too.)
posted by Kronoss at 6:45 PM on January 24, 2007


...What? It was in the comics, I swear! He was hanging upside down from his boots and he sprayed/squirted the bat-lube into them so they slid off and he escaped. (Possibly it was in something attached to the boots; I don't remember.) I think he makes it himself, too.

But seriously, I like the sign idea. And the Kryptonite ring, especially if someone else is going as Superman.
posted by sleeplessunderwater at 8:59 PM on January 24, 2007

Thanks chaps -- very much like the poster, the spray, the rope and the bomb. I'll be busy cutting and pasting in the next couple of days!
posted by freston at 4:44 AM on January 25, 2007

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