Cosplay the Caped Crusader from the franchise created by DC Comics in 1939. Batman is the secret identity of Bruce Wayne, who after his parents were murdered, dressed up in a bat-inspired costume to fight crime in Gotham City. Find many costume guides from allies like Robin, to villains like Joker, Bane, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn.
After his first appearance in DC Comics’ Detective Comics #27, Batman became a favorite gaining his own comic book. Later in the 1960s, Adam West starred in the TV series that became a pop culture sensation. Warner Bros. introduced a live-action Batman in 1989 which became one of the top grossing movies of all-time setting numerous sequels into motion.
Rebooted as The Dark Knight Trilogy in 2005, Christopher Nolan cast Christian Bale as Batman and introduced characters like The Joker, portrayed by Heath Ledger, Catwoman portrayed by Anne Hathaway, and Bane, portrayed by Tom Hardy. The DC Extended Universe has since cast Ben Affleck in the lead role to include films like Suicide Squad and Justice League. Due to the commercial success of the franchise, Batman is often ranked as the Greatest Superhero.