The first variation of the many batsuits worn by Bruce Wayne.



This is the first known batsuit created by Wayne. Next to nothing is known about the materials used or how it was made. It was created after studying many different types of from cultures all over the world.

Throttling Nick & EddieEdit


Using the silhouette of the armor to strike terror


Behind the ScenesEdit


One of the early designs by Bob Ringwood.

Design conceptEdit

Costume designer Bob Ringwood found it difficult designing the Batsuit because "the image of Batman in the comics is this huge, big six-foot-four hunk with a dimpled chin. Michael Keaton is a guy with average build", he stated.[1]


The cowls and bodysuits were sculpted by Vin Burnham.


The capes were made by "rubber specialist" Paul Barrett-Brown.


The chest emblems and buckles were created in aluminum by Tony Dunsterville, then molded in silicone and finally cast in epoxy resin.[2]


Paul Barrett-Brown also made the belts. The belt itself was made out of a material used to mend baggage carousels at airports.[3]


Nike made the boots based on Air Trainer III. The boots they sent featured a bright yellow swoosh logo which was painted over in black.


  1. Jody Duncan Shannon (February 1990). "Building the Bat-suit". Cinefex. pp. 16–24.
  2. Batman-On-Film - INTERVIEW: Vin Burnham November 27, 2009 by Paul Wares - "The emblem and belt buckles were being machined in aluminum before being molded in silicone and cast in epoxy resin."
  3. Creative Spotlights VIN BURNHAM - INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING COSTUME AND CREATURE DESIGNER - "The belt was made out of a material used to mend carousels at airports. [...] Tony Dunsterville who machined the belt buckles and emblems in aluminium before casting them in resins."

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