Thursday, January 15, 2009

Batman 2.0 Costume Challenge

Project Rooftop, superhero fashion central, is holding a big-time contest to design a brand new costume for the inevitable (maybe, possibly) Dick Grayson-as-Batman!

Here's the info, direct from PR's own Dean Trippe:

You’re going to need every tool in your utility belt for this one! Project: Rooftop is flipping on the signal. That’s right, old chum, in honor of the recent (apparent!) demise of the Dark Knight in Batman R.I.P. and Final Crisis, and the likely torch-passing to follow, we’re announcing a very specific new contest: redesign the Batman uniform to suit his most likely successor, Dick Grayson AKA Robin AKA Nightwing.

Think about it, Nightwing was raised to be Batman 2.0, so any uniform he dons as the Caped Crusader should demonstrate that. And sure, Nightwing might not be the next Batman, and Bruce Wayne’s heroic death probably won’t last forever…but let’s enjoy the design opportunity anyway!

More information, and a list of PRIZES can be found at the Project Rooftop site, but all entries must be received by February 4th! So get working!

And you might be interested in this tidbit: In addition to the normal PR judges, the finalists will be judged by a panel of guest judges including J. H. Williams III, Dustin Nguyen, and Geniusboy Firemelon's own...ME. That's right, I've been brought in to judge what will surely be an amazing batch of costume designs.

This is gonna be cool.

1 comment:

Cass Sherman said...

Hey, if Morrison controls the final outcome of BtfC, I don't think Dick will become the new Batman. I think Morrison has set up Tim as the new Batman and I wrote this essay

explaining why. It's a Thom Young approved theory so you know it's gotta be at least decent.