Because it's so cold and winter-like here in England (it is January in all fairness), my ThrowBat Thursday for this week is from a warm Southern Calfornia afternoon and my first visit to the Warner Brother's studio back lot in Burbank. Yet another experience I am truly grateful to a close friend for.
Three years ago I was bound and determined that I was going to dress as ’66 Batman for Halloween. The official costume hadn’t been released yet, so the closest I could find was the Brave and Bold version of Batman. The picture online showed that it came with a hood-like cowl that I figured would be good enough for the job. Unfortunately when I finally got the costume, the mask was a cheap plastic dealie not much better than the ones we trick-or-treated with as kids. Well, there was no way I was going to use that so, with a couple of days left until Halloween, I searched for an alternative. I ended up getting a full head Michael Myers “Halloween” mask, turning it inside out, spray painting it blue, adding the white highlights, using pieces of cardboard for ears, and running with that. I also used the Batman ’66 t-shirt I bought from somebody on this site to top it off. It’s far from perfect (Chuck won’t lose any sleep over my handiwork), and it’s a lighter blue than the ’66 version (to blend in with the Brave and Bold costume), but it did the job!
Another great DIY job there!wayoutjunk wrote:Here's another Throwbat Thursday pic of me. It's another Halloween pic. I got the Riddler costume, but it didn't have any question marks on the suit itself. So I found the proper font for the question mark (from here), got a cheap silkscreening kit, and decorated the suit and the green pants I wore. All things considered, it didn't come out too bad.
These Thursdays keep whizzing by! I'll have to get a post prepared for the upcoming one.
(From the Glenbrook South High School 1966 Etruscan yearbook.)