Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has arrived in theaters and brought with it two very different bat suits for the Caped Crusader. Ben Affleck dons a version of the costume that we're used to, not too far from the version seen in the Christopher Nolan movies that put a newer, grittier Batman in the spotlight, but when things get rough we get to see the special bat-armor that Bruce Wayne uses to even the playing field with Superman.

But Batmen can come in all shapes and sizes, from the bulky and gritty of the latest movie, to the vibrant and comical stylings of Batman in the ‘60s, or even the new costume that debuted in the comics just this week. Whether fans are going after that classic Adam West appeal, the dark and macabre visions of Tim Burton, or the more combat suit-oriented look, there’s plenty of variety to be had underneath that cape and cowl. Cosplayers around the world have shared their favorite visions of the playboy-turned-vigilante to produce some fantastic results.

We’ve combed our archives to assemble an overview of our favorites. From specialized scene photos to conventions crawling with caped crusaders, this gallery brings Dark Knights from all walks of life together. We hope you’ll enjoy this gallery of the best Batman cosplays ever.


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