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Batman cosplayer breaks world record for gadgetry

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Think you’re a major Batman geek? Sorry to tell you this, but your geekiness doesn’t even factor in comparison to Irish cosplayer and professional creature effects artist Julian Checkley, who so loves the brooding masked detective that he had his technicians help him devise the world’s greatest Batman suit. And “world’s greatest” is no empty praise. The team’s work—inspired by the suit worn by the superhero in the Batman Arkham video game—won them a place in the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2017 for “Most Functional Gadgets On A Cosplay Suit,” Mashable reports.


“One of the first things we fitted was a video screen into one of the gauntlets,” Checkley explains in the video below. “Then we made a grapnel gun. It kind of spiraled along from there. It was getting silly, really.” The very silly final tally is 23 working gadgets, including a fireball shooter, an ultrasonic anti-dog device, and a Bat-flask (because those late night crime-fighting shifts can get kind of stressful).

Fun! Also weird. But still fun.

Here’s the full list of doo-dads, as compiled by Mashable:

  1. Fireball Shooter
  2. Gauntlet Video Screens x2
  3. Bat Tracking Beacon
  4. Bat Sign Projector
  5. Folding Batarang
  6. Grapnel Gun
  7. Cowl Respirator
  8. Pneumatic Tranquilliser Gun
  9. Ultrasonic Anti-Dog Device
  10. Bat Shuriken x4
  11. UV Lamp
  12. Ball Bearing Grenades x2
  13. Gauntlet Flashlight
  14. Medi-Kit
  15. Battery Pack
  16. Laser Designator
  17. Bat-cam
  18. Strobe Stun Gun
  19. Gas Dispenser
  20. Smoke Bombs x2
  21. The Bat-Flask
  22. Concealed Laryngeal Microphone
  1. Two-Way Radio

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