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Adam West portrayed Batman in a live action television series that proved to be one of the most popular shows of the decade. While much different from the comic book version of the character, it was just as popular and brought Batman to new heights of popularity. Adam West’s iconic version of Batman is a perfect costume for this year’s Halloween season. The suit Adam West wore has a distinct look mostly because of the blue and gray coloring and the bright yellow bat symbol across his chest. Get the look of The Caped Crusader with this Adam West Batman costume guide.

If you want the look of this campy character from the 60’s, you’re going to need to get a few essential items. Find a 1960’s Batsuit with a matching cowl in the style of Adam West’s. You’re also going to need a Batarang, classic red bat phone used in this era’s version of Batman. It may be a good idea to bring along The Batman Movie on DVD just so people don’t mistake you for another version of Batman.

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Some parts of this costume may be difficult to find as the distinct style of the 1960’s Batsuit is absolutely necessary to portray the Adam West’s Batman. But, once you’re suited up in the complete throwback Batsuit, you’ll simply need a black Batarang and an iconic red bat phone. Any red LAN line will do, but if you have trouble finding one to borrow, you can check online for an exact match. Grab a copy of The Batman movie or series to practice the comic-book fight scenes with “POW!”, “BAM!”, “ZONK!”

For a group costume, why not grab a few friends and go as Batman alongside classic versions of Robin, Catwoman, and the Joker. Send us pictures of your completed Adam West Batman costume so we can share them in a cosplay gallery for fellow Batfans to enjoy.

About Batman (Adam West)

In the 1960s television show, Batman was the protector of Gotham City and fought four villains primarily—Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, and Catwoman. Batman, played by Adam West, wasn’t alone, however, as he frequently enlisted the help of his young sidekick Robin, played by Burt Ward. Batman was close friends with Commissioner Gordon and Police Chief O’Hara, though they never found out Batman’s secret identity was billionaire Bruce Wayne.

Batman was always willing to put others first and was a champion of truth and justice, often helping Robin with things like mathematics. Batman was an expert at things such as calculus, detective work, and multiple different fighting styles. He was also proficient at crafting multiple Gadgets for his war on crime. Possibly his most famous gadgets were his vehicles, Batman had a special vehicle known as the Batmobile, along with it a Batplane and Batboat.

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