I don’t crochet. And these crocheted super hero snails probably won’t make me start. But Crochet All the Things! does and I think I would probably buy the Batman one. Not Green Lantern, though. He’s the worst. And making The Flash into a snail is a funny choice. But then again, I don’t want to be like every other site in the world and steal all the pics off the site, put them in a gallery, steal the page views and then link the site. That is crappy and the “big sites” all do it.
So in an effort to do what in my opinion sites should do, here are a couple pics. Or you can head over to the person’s site and check out The Avengers, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the other non-snail coolness that crocheting apparently brings to the table. Maybe next time I’m at a county fair I will spend less time looking at lawnmowers and ducks and give the old ladies at the crochet tables some love. Who knows what I might uncover. Maybe some awesome ducks. Check out Flash and Green Lantern!
I know Acadia’s already established that Batman has a lot of awesome stuff, but go look at this extremely cool (and possibly terrifying/slightly awkward) Batman carseat with wrap-around cape. I won’t go so far as to say it made me want kids so I could justify buying it, but it did make me seriously consider stealing one of yours.
This 15th century-inspired Batman armor is basically one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Crafted of wet-molded leather by Samuel Lee of Prince Armory, this armor cost around $7500 and is cooler than anything you will ever make (if you have children, they are most defiantly included in that assessment). These photos are just the latest bit of awesome from Adam Jay of Superhero Photography, who I’ve already gushed over for his Ann Weying/She-Venom cosplay photo series (banned as too sexy for Facebook). This latest series is spectacular and moody, featuring Lee’s armor as worn by owner and designer Carlos Blanchard, creating a very literal but quite effective Dark Knight.
You can find more information from Prince Armory on the making here, or go look at Adam Jay’s complete Medieval Batman gallery at Superhero Photography. While you’re there, you might as well check out the smokin’ hot Girls Who Geek section. You can go ahead and thank me for that in the comments, kids.
The recent Batman movies have put him in the spotlight more than usual and The Dark Knight straddles the line between “popular cool” and “empirically cool”. And the products DC is happy to stamp his logo on reflect that. Actually, I am not sure how that works. Seems like the good old black and yellow (or just black, or black on gray or any iteration) pops up on all sorts of things. And they change the look of the bat itself so much I guess it is tough to trademark.
But some of the stuff in the gallery below HAS to be licensed. And to be honest I am not sure which things I prefer. Depending on the item, the official look either makes it or ruins it. Sometimes home made is best. Judge for yourself. I also helpfully pointed out the things I want/need so you can get them for me. Especially the Bat Pool. Summer is just around the corner!
So I got a big batch of cosplay pics and after going through them I realized that, no joke, 95% of them were either Batman or Star Wars. There were a couple Thor’s and a lady Captain America but other than that, it was just lots of sexy Darth Vaders and Catwomen.
Then it occurred to me that it would be a pretty cool thing to have a character in Star Wars that is Batman. Like, he isn’t a Jedi or anything. He’s just Batman. Solving crimes at Mos Eisley. Beating up Greedo. What a good story. How do you do fan fiction? Will they all sue me?
Anyway – I want to know what you guys prefer. Sexy Star Wars or Sexy Batman? Let’s see if this voting thing we just put together works and you can vote for your favorite. I will be over here in the other room writing my fan fiction. Someone come up with a cool name for Bruce Wayne in Star Wars land and I’ll take it from there.