Julian Checkley has been building costumes since he was 7-years-old. His first construction was a Darth Vader suit inspired by Star Wars. Fast forward to many years later: Checkley crafted a Batman costume that has won the Guinness World Record for having the most functional gadgets in a cosplay suit. Yes, Guinness has categories for everything. Checkley’s finished Batman suit, inspired by Batman: Arkham Origins, can fit 23 different items. They’re integrated into the suit and include a functional GPS, a gag dispenser, flash pellets, and more. Learn details about the costume in the above video.
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