October is finally upon is, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for Halloween with costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.

But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we're shining the signal in the sky and crashing through your manor's window to dress up like Batman!

Because really: You want to dress up like Batman. It doesn't matter who you are, if you're reading ComicsAlliance Dot com, you have at least considered putting on a cape and cowl. And as you might expect, there are a lot of options. Let's see what we can come up with, shall we?


Option 1: "Collector's Edition" Batman Costume




So yeah, this costs $700.

Admittedly, it's a pretty good costume for the partygoer who wants to get that Arkham Asylum look (and who also doesn't care about being able to move his or her head more than, say, three degrees in either direction), but really. You'd think if I'm dropping seven bills on a Bat-Suit, it would a) be bulletproof, b) have a fully-stocked utility belt with at least one grappling hook and a handful of smoke bombs, or c) INCLUDE BOOTS. Let's poke around a little and see if there are any less expensive options.


Option 2: "Collector's Edition" Batman Costume



For about four hundo, you still don't get boots, but you do get a cowl that kind of makes you look like one of the big-brained future people that they used to draw in the Silver Age, and pads for your thighs, but not your knees. Really, this is less of a "Dark Knight Batman" costume, and more of a "Dark Knight Those Dudes Batman Makes Fun Of Because They're Wearing Hockey Pads" costume.


Option 3: "Ultra Supreme" Batman Costume




For a mere $350, you can get a costume that has definitely been sitting in a warehouse since at least 1998. But hey, it's the only way to get the gloves that  Batman uses to wash his dishes, and the baggy pants that Batman wears when he feels like it might be "hammer time!" Seriously, do we have anything cheaper here?


Option 4: Kids' Batman Cape and Mask



Okay, well, maybe a little more expensive. Jeez, we're looking to get candy here, not heartfelt pity.


Option 5: "Deluxe Zombie" Batman:



Remember a few days ago when I mentioned how weird it was that they made a Wonder Woman costume based on the forgettable JMS-Jim Lee redesign? Well, apparently they also decided it would be a good idea to immortalize Blackest Night's Black Lantern Zombie Batman at the same time.

Admittedly, "Zombie Batman" is a costume that pretty much sells itself even if people are going to end up wondering why he has an abstract picture of French fries in the middle of his logo, but I still can't really get behind the costume. I'd only recommend this one if you're going to a party where you know there'll be someone super-pedantic that'll go into an apoplectic fit if you just refer to it as "Zombie Batman" without explaining anything else that happened in the roughly eight thousand years that Blackest Night took to come out.

Is thereanything else out there if you want to dress as Batman?


Option 6: Grand Heritage Batman Costume



Ahhhhh, that's the stuff. If you want to really scare away some evil spirits this Halloween, you need eyebrows, son. Batman Eyebrows.