Check out this record-breaking Batman cosplay

Irishman Julian Checkley in his world record setting Batman suit. Irishman Julian Checkley in his world record setting Batman suit. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

A new world record has been set according to Guinness World Records as an Irishman has put together an incredible Batman cosplay suit adorned with 23 functioning gadgets.  The creation has earned special creature effects expert Julian Checkley the world record for the "Most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit" and appears in the new Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2017 book, which is due out on Sept. 8.

Created by Checkley, the ingenious gadgets are concealed and attached to the Batman suit.  Devices include smoke bombs, a grapnel gun and ‘bat tracker’, UV lamp, NBC (nuclear, bacterial, chemical) bat respirator,and even a bat sign projector for the night sky.  Check it out:

The suit, which is based on that from the Batman: Arkham Origins video game series, was 3D printed before being molded and cast in a flexible urethane rubber.  The parts were then trimmed, detailed and painted and then mounted on an specially designed undersuit.  It was then applied to Julian Chekley’s bodycast, suitably weathered using dirty earthy colors and was then ready to fight crime on the streets of Gotham City.

When fully kitted out, Checkley appears taller than 6”10’ ( the bat ears make a huge difference).  The suit's 23 gadgets increased in complexity as his project progressed and Julian enlisted the help of an electrical engineer to create the most challenging gadget – the 2000watt EMP Stun Gun.

“There were many long hours trying devising the gadgets and finding ways to store them on the suit," said Checkley.  "They are classic gadgets but also some are specific to Batman: Arkham Origins.  I am immensely proud of my Guinness World Records title and to be part of the Gamer’s Edition is just the next level.”

Here's the suit's complete gadget list:

1. Fireball Shooter
2. Gauntlet Video Screens x 2
3. Bat Tracking Beacon
4. Bat Sign Projector
5. Folding Batarang
6. Grapnel Gun
7. Cowl Respirator
8. Pneumatic Tranquilliser Gun
9. Ultrasonic Anti Dog Device.
10. Bat Shuriken x 4
11. UV Lamp
12. Ball Bearing Grenades x 2
13. Gauntlet Flashlight
14. Medi-kit.
15. Battery Pack.
16. Laser Designator.
17. Bat-cam.
18. Strobe Stun Gun.
19. Gas Dispenser
20. Smoke Bombs x 2
21. The Bat Flask.
22. Concealed Laryngeal Microphone.
23. Two-way Radio.

Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition is available Sept. 8 for $14.99 USD.

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