i better be getting tickets this for my birthday.
A handful of promotional photos from the Batman Live: World Arena Tour were released on the event’s official Facebook page Tuesday morning, revealing what Batman, Robin, The Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, The Riddler, The Penguin and Poison Ivy will look like in the forthcoming theatrical show. Launching in the UK this July, Batman Live is not a musical (like that other thing) but a big budget stunts-and-pyrotechnics spectacular featuring Robin origin storyline by Allan Heinberg, Stan Berkowitz and Alan Burnett.
While we await photos of Commissioner Gordon, Alfred, Two-Face, and The Ventriloquist to surface, let’s take a closer look at this first round of costumes from Batman Live.
One-part Pippi Longstocking, one-part sad clown ballerina. I do like the idea of translating the jester neckpiece into an ornate necklace, though I think that the concept could have been better executed. The shoes almost look cute, however the color-blocking and laces give them the illusion of sneaker heels. Maybe the purpose of this new costume is to make her Puddin’ look better in comparison? But seriously now - what IS this?
Don’t you just love those moments where your best friend recruits you to cosplay with her at the very last minute (because she needs an Ivy to go with her really awesome blue and red Harley Quinn getup!) and you manage to pull together a look courtesy of a tub of body glitter from a Hollywood Blvd. stripper supply store, a garland of leaves from JoAnn Fabrics (a sparse yard of leaves should be enough to cover me up!), and a bottle of cheap orange spray tan? Yeah.
Go check out the rest of my costume critiques of Batman Live on ComicsAlliance!
P.S. For the record: yes, I still totally plan on seeing this when the tour hits the US XD