An incredible Batman outfit adorned with 23 functioning gadgets has earned its owner the world record for the Most functional gadgets on a cos-play suit.
The innovative creation appears in the new Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2017, out on 8 September.
Created by special creature effects expert Julian Checkley, the ingenious gadgets are concealed and attached to the Batman suit.
Devices include smoke bombs, a grapnel gun and ‘bat tracker’, UV lamp, NBC (nuclear, bacterial, chemical) bat respirator and even a bat sign projector for the night sky.
The suit, which is based on Bruce Wayne’s outfit from the Batman: Arkham Origins videogame, was 3D printed and then moulded and cast in a flexible urethane rubber.
The parts were then trimmed, detailed and painted, before being mounted on an specially designed undersuit.
It was then applied to Julian’s bodycast, suitably weathered using dirty earthy colours and was then ready to fight crime on the streets of Gotham City.
When fully kitted out, Julian strikes an imposing figure, towering over 6”10’ (208cm), the bat ears make a difference!
The 23 gadgets increased in complexity as his project progressed and Julian enlisted the help of an electrical engineer to create the most challenging gadget – the 2000watt EMP Stun Gun.
Speaking about his incredible creation, Julian says: “There were many long hours trying devising the gadgets and finding ways to store them on the suit. They are classic gadgets but also some are specific to Batman: Arkham Origins. I am immensely proud of my Guinness World Records title and to be part of the Gamer’s Edition is just the next level.”
Stephen Daultrey, Editor of the Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition, said: “This incredible cosplay suit is a great example of the eclectic records that appear in this year’s Gamer’s Edition 2017. The detail and imagination behind the gadgets take the meaning of cosplay to a whole new level.”
Julian's Batman cosplay suit gadgets include:
1. Fireball Shooter
2. Gauntlet Video Screens x 2
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 x 4 11. UV Lamp
12. Ball Bearing Grenades x 2
13. Gauntlet Flashlight 14. Medi-kit.
15. Battery Pack.
16. Laser Designator.
18. Strobe Stun Gun.
19. Gas Dispenser
20. Smoke Bombs x 2
21. The Bat Flask.
22. Concealed Laryngeal Microphone.
23. Two-way Radio.
The Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition is packed with new records, feats and fascinating features. YouTube gamer, Ali-A, highlights the books phenomenal content in his exclusive forward and fellow gamers DanTDM and Twitch star OMGitsfirefoxx show off their record title achievements in stunning photo-shoots.
Headlining the 10th-anniversary edition is a special chapter on Star Wars and the records it has amassed over the past 30 plus years, plus there is a detailed look at the e-sports phenomenon and in-depth features on the world of gaming.
The Gamer’s Edition 2017 reveals incredible gaming accomplishments such as programming expert Benjamin Gwin’s record for ‘Most alternative control method’s used to complete Dark Souls’.
Nine unique controls including a dance mat, a guitar and his voice were used to complete the classic action-RPG.
‘PangaeaPanga’ aka Alex Tan, achievement for ‘Most difficult level created in Super Mario Maker’ is featured as his challenging level has been beaten just 49 times out of astounding 1,550,870 attempts.
* Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition is available on 8 September 2016, £9.99 UK and $14.99 US