There are times when cosplayers take their fantasy life seriously and create something worthy of history books.
This is exactly what happened when caped crusader fanatic and special creature effects expert, Julian Checkley embarked on his batsuit journey.
He created a costume nearly a hundred percent based on the animated series and videogames, it landed him on the Guinness’ Book of World Records.
Complete with state-of-the-art gadgets
Checkley had a serious crush on Bruce Wayne’s suit from the “Batman: Arkham Origins” videogame. He first had the design 3D printed before creating a doppelganger mode of Gotham’s dark knight.
He used the mold to create a replica made of urethane rubber to mimic the videogame suit’s exact look and feel.
He also included various smaller parts which he had earlier painstakingly trimmed and painted paying extreme attention to detail.
After completing the mold, Checkley applied it to his own bodycast and readied himself to combat crime in Gotham City.
The best part of the suit aren’t the impressive bat ears or the over 6-foot-10-inch height.
The costume comes with a total of 23 gadgets based on the actual batsuit in the videogame!
Here’s where it got tricky, and Checkley enlisted the help of an electrical engineer to cobble these gadgets together.
Some of the awesome gadgets include:
A fireball shooter and bat-comms
Two gauntlet video screens and a cowl respirator
One bat tracking beacon and a gauntlet flashlight
A grapnel gun
A bat sign projector and two smoke bombs
Not to mention a folding Batarang, a pneumatic tranquilizer gun, an ultrasonic anti-dog device, a bat shuriken, a UV lamp, two ball bearing grenades, a medi-kit, a battery pack, a laser designator, a bat-cam, a gas dispenser, a concealed laryngeal microphone, and a bat flask.
The 2000-watt EMP Stun Gun steals the show, however.
What’s even more incredible is that all 23 of these gadgets are actual working models!
Checkley received the “Most Functional Gadgets on a Cosplay Suit” award, and is featured in the Guinness’ Book of World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2017.
Checkley making a mark in cosplay history.
Now whether he intends to sell his batsuit or stun other cosplayers green with envy at every cosplay convention is still up to question.
Check out the record-breaking batsuit video here:
To Capture The Perfect Shot, This Clever Photographer Had To Do The Belly Flop
Now that’s dedication, man! LOL!
Contrary to common opinion, it takes more than using a fancy camera to produce a great photograph.
For the most part, it takes a lot of talent and effort to come up with catchy and memorable shots. Actually, there are even some instances when a photographer literally has to step outside his or her comfort zone and do something insane just to get that effective photo. Case in point, this photographer from Japan personally had to do some belly flops just to create the needed effect for his photo. Known on Twitter by his handle snowfairy88, this clever photographer chose to jump in a pool to achieve a splashing background effect for his model.
The result, as you can guess, is both impressive and hilarious. Personally, I can’t help but admire the dedication.
Kanye West Creates Top Secret Art Exhibit Inspired By His ‘Famous’ Music Video
Musician Kanye West likes shocking the public — and this time he has turned the controversial image in his video into an art installation.
Musician Kanye West is known for producing provocative works. Aside from writing controversial-yet-catchy lyrics for his songs, he's a trendsetter who comes up with memorable videos.
West certainly shocked a lot of people his song, "Famous." Its shock value came from the lines referring to pop star Taylor Swift.
Kanye interrupts Taylor's acceptance speech in 2009.
Korean Designer Transforms Functional Furniture From 2D To 3D
This collapsible furniture is the future.
A great execution of creativity is shown in the work of Korean Jongha Choi as part of his senior thesis at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The designer was able to incorporate innovation, functionality, art, design, and convenience by coming up with collapsible furniture, from two-dimensional to three-dimensional shapes.
According to Choi, his project called "De-dimension" is 'a physical manifestation of his condition," a vision problem he had as a child. The designer currently wears contact lens in just one eye and recalls that he would acquire injuries because of his difficulty to perceive space or figure out how three dimensional is different from two-dimensional.
Choi playfully turns a functional 3D table or a chair into a 2D flat object..
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