Have you ever been riding your motorcycle, fighting crime, saving the day and talking in an awkward deep voice, while wondering what you could wear so that people would take you seriously as a superhero? Well, wonder no longer as a Canadian company, Universal Designs, is now offering an officially licensed replica of Batman's motorcycle suit from The Dark Knight.
Yes, that's right. This isn't your run of the mill cosplay, or some Halloween costume with the rubber band mask. This suit has been replicated from the original patterns used to create suit Batman sported in TDK. With sizes ranging from XS to XXL, they can accommodate everyone from bat-men that don't have any bat-muscle, to those superheroes that had a little too much "super dessert."
Check out the official sales-pitch:
"In The Dark KnightTM Christian Bale's new BatmanTM suit makes it's debut in a stunning array of segmented armor allowing for ease of movement, comfort and delivers an overall sense of real world credibility like never before. Our Replica Leather Motorcycle Suit takes this same concept one step further as a fully functional, ready-to-wear Screen Accurate Replica Motorcycle Suit. Make no mistake, this is not a costume. As a 'replica' of what BatmanTM 'wears' this motorcycle suit has been brought to life with real world function and use...all the while paying tribute to the screen used BatmanTM suit in a way fans of The Dark KnightTM expect to see in all it's glory."
Now, I know what you're thinking, "But Anthony, I don't ride a motorcycle." That's no problem, the folks at Universal Designs have thought of everything. Instead of ruining the surprise, I'll let them tell you.
"Not a motorbike rider? No problem, the internal CE approved body armor is easily removable making this a truly easy and cool looking 'fashionable' BatmanTM leather jacket."
Well, there you have it. Even the non-motorcycle hero-type can enjoy this wonderful suit. Alright, let's get down to business. What does it all come with? Well, you will not only receive a wonderfully designed and custom made leather jacket, but also the pants and gloves as well.
What? Still not enough information? What's that I hear? "Anthony, tell me more!" Alright, well I'll hand it back over to the folks at Universal Design to fill you in.
- Strong Cordura Mesh Base with Heavy-duty 4 way stretch Spandex
- Removable CE Approved Body Armor in both Jacket and Pants
- Highly detailed, removable lightweight interior lining.
- Form Molded Leather and Kevlar Armor Sections.
- Made from Quality Tanned Cow Hides.
"But what about the gloves?" Oh, alright.... I spoil you, I really do.
- High Impact (Kevlar Lined) Cowhide Knuckle Guards.
- Skid Resistant Kevlar Lined Outer Palms.
- Adjustable Wrist Strap.
- Floating Knuckle Armor Area. Designed to ease hand tension
- Ribbed Cowhide Leather Palm (Full Leather Base and Finger Tips)
- Air Flow - Sponge Mesh Top Detailing, Heavy Duty Spandex Inserts.
But wait, there's more! Check out this video highlighting the suit:
There you have it. You get the high-quality, heavy-duty, form molded jacket with the Kevlar armor sections... you also get the soft, comfortable and obviously stylish pants AND you get the high impact, skit resistant gloves. Now, for all this... the jacket, pants AND the gloves? How much do you expect to spend? $1 million? $2 million? $17?
Well, with this special, limited time, offer, you can have the complete set - jacket, pants AND the gloves - all for the low low price of...
Surely $2000 is a fair price for all these high quality, professionally designed, officially licensed pieces, right? (BOO!!)
Alright... Alright... How does $1000 sound? (YAY!!!!) Ok, Ok... I'm going to do you one better. You can get everything, the jacket, pants AND gloves for...
$998.00 + S&H (YAY!!!Anthony, you rule!)
There you have it folks. Any of you would-be super heroes can get the entire Dark Knight officially licensed replica motorcycle suit for $998.00.
...And they're not done. What about those on a budget? They've got something for you. Don't want to spend $998.00 all at once? No problem... they'll allow you to split it into 3 monthly payments.
What about the people that already have gloves or pants? They're thinking of you as well. You don't only have to buy them as a suit, but can order them individually as well.
JACKET : $689.00 USD / $798.00 CAD
PANTS : $425.00 USD / $489.00 CAD
GLOVES : $79.00 USD / $89.00 CAD
With quantities limited to 1000, you better hurry before they run out.
(Jokers need not apply.)
All in all, it's a cool idea. I like the look and when you first see it, you instantly want one. Well, maybe you don't want one, but you'll sure try one on if it's available. That being said, there's something about the back of the pants that look a little bit off to me (see pic above). Still, if you're a fan of Batman and got $1000 lying around, why not go for it? Even if you can't get everything, I'm sure some $79.00 gloves would still be cool.
With that, I'd like to leave you with some words to live by from Universal Designs, "Fashion, Function....all BatmanTM"
I believe that sums it up nicely.
The Dark Night replica motorcycle suit is available for order until October 31st so if you're interested you'd better order soon. :) Orders will be delivered 1st quarter of 2010.
Source: Universal Designs