An industrial design student at Philadelphia University named Jackson Gordon (no relation to the Gotham detective) recently built a Batman-style combat suit that might actually be able to protect you from a stabbing at the hands of Talia al Ghul.

It’s not bulletproof mind you, but it does offer protection from bats, machetes and fists. Originally, Gordon designed a cosplay version of the Batsuit that was purely for entertainment purposes, but he soon felt the need to design an actual suit, so he started making prototypes last September.

The suit weighs roughly 25 pounds (the helmet alone weights three pounds), and speaking with USA Today he notes:

“It sounds like a lot, and when you have it in a bag over your shoulder it weighs a ton, but when you are actually wearing it, you barely feel it,” he said. “If this were to inhibit my movement, it would be completely useless.”

Check out a video demo and another pic after the break…

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It’s Batman v Superman Spy vs. Spy style. Plus it’s only $14 in our Nerd Approved Shirt Store for a limited time!

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Hide your pearls and your gossip in the Golden Girls box! This wonderfully decoupaged box includes plenty of room for your sparklies.

And if The Golden Girls aren’t your thing, Etsy shop owner PZcreations22 offers a ton of super geeky boxes to match your personal decor.

Check out all the amazing designs after the jump!

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If you’re anxiously awaiting the release of Batman Arkham Knight, you might be interested to know that there is an officially licensed jacket made by a company called Bay 57. The jacket is a limited run and they’re currently taking pre-orders.

The jacket comes in sizes small to 2XL and the company says they have free worldwide shipping. From the reviews, this jacket may run small so it might be best to consider a larger size or check with them before you order.

Product Page £69.99 (approx 106.00 USD)

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This cosplay combines the DC Bombshells and Rockabilly heroes and villains. In one fell swoop, it has become one of my favorite cosplays ever.

We posted about this group last year and Laura was kind enough to send us new pictures of their updated cosplays.

The ladies are all cosplaying the DC Comics Bombshells inspired by the art of Ant Lucia, while the guys take on Batman and Riddler inspired by the art of Denis Medri. Superman, Green Lantern, Joker and Aquaman appear in their own original cosplay creations.

See Also: More Denis Medri-inspired Rockabilly cosplay and DC Bombshell cosplay

Check out more pictures after the break.

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Tara Strong, the voice of Harley Quinn in the Batman: Arkham video game series, cosplays as Harley too. And as you can tell from her Instagram pictures, she’s got the Harley cosplay down pretty well. What do you think?

See Also: More Harley Quinn cosplay and clothing

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Hot Topic is giving Harley Quinn all sorts of fashion love with their new Harleen collection.

The new additions consist of two new Harley Quinn tank tops, a Harley themed cardigan, and a really cute pair of Harley Quinn red and black garter leggings. Everything looks like it’s made to work together or separately and it’s all in stock now.

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You just never can predict what will happen when you head out in your carefully crafted costume, which this Batman cosplayer learned the hard way. During a photoshoot, The Geek Generation lost his cape. Rather than cancel everything, they let Catwoman, Ryuu Lavitz Cosplay, have a little fun. You can just imagine this happening one day in Gotham.

Photography: Pattianne Stone Photography

(via reddit)

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The Reddit comments on this t-shirt are an interesting mix of “this is awesome” and “Gee, this is stupid”. Me? I like it. A little Batman, 8 bit, PacMan goodness is good for the soul and mashed up pop culture references are kind of my thing. Your mileage may vary.

Product Page: (£14.99 / Variant available in the US for $24.89)


This DC Comics Harley Quinn Heart Best Friends Necklace Set totally takes me back to grade school, except that we never had best friends necklaces this cool when I was a kid.

Of course, there’s nothing from stopping me from getting one as an adult and sending half to my friend. That’s one way being an adult is way cooler than being a kid. Plus, it’s a great price and a fun way to tell your best friend you love them madly.

Get a better look after the break.

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