If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Robert Pattinson, it’s that he can wear any type of clothing style and work it. And it seems that the more outrageous his look, the more fans he’ll excite. Most recently, the English hunk has been seen in a full-on Batman costume and it’s not easy to look away.

The Dark Knight As A Trendsetter

The Batman costume has long been a Halloween costume staple. However, it’s not just a Halloween costume. As Hollywood’s premier superhero and fashion icon, Batman cemented the trend of using fashion as a way of expressing oneself and one’s identity. Since the character’s inception in 1939, his look has never quite went out of style. And if anything, it seems that Batman’s fashion choices might even become trendy. You might even say that Batman is the real thing, when it comes to fashion.

Trendsetter Or Influencer?

Although Batman is one of the most recognizable figures in pop culture, he’s far from the only influencer to sport the iconic costume. While it’s clear that Batman’s costumes and fashion choices are a form of expression and a means of self-identification, it’s not always clear whether he’s a trendsetter or an influencer. Take a look at some of the other famous individuals who’ve donned the Dark Knight’s iconic apparel.

Will And Grace

It’s clear that the producers of Will & Grace had a lot of fun when they put this outfit together. The orange and black color scheme is a callback to the Dark Knight’s famous motif and the irony isn’t lost on anyone that hasn’t seen the sitcom. It’s clear that the costume is a mixture of vintage and practical clothing, with the skirt being a nod to the comics and the leggings and boots being more practical. This is probably the most recognizable and arguably the most fashionable of all the Batman outfits. It might even be said that Will & Grace are trendsetters when it comes to fashion.

The Joker

We can’t leave out the bad boy of the silver screen, The Joker. It was clear that the makers of Joker had a great deal of fun putting this outfit together. Although the character’s traditional costume is black and red, with white accents, the film’s version of The Joker is a combination of vintage and practical clothing, with the addition of a pointed beard and a skull logo made of diamonds. It’s not often that we see fashion and Halloween costumes mix so seamlessly, but it’s clear that the team behind Joker had a lot of fun putting this outfit together. As this is the ultimate fashion villain, it seems that the outfit is a perfect combination of practical and vintage clothing. And who knows? Maybe we’ll see more colorful costumes as the Joker’s popularity continues to rise.


The most recent trailer for The Batman was filled with some of the film’s most stunning visual effects and extravagant outfits. It seems like we’re in for another treat with the upcoming movie as Hollywood hasn’t stopped bringing us vignettes of crimson catness. The outfit is a mixture of vintage and practical clothing, with the former being the main focus, with the exception of the leggings, which are more of a modern take. The most distinctive feature of this elegant yet decadent Catwoman costume is the use of mirrors for the outfit’s effect. While it’s clear that the creators had fun putting this outfit together, it’s hard not to be reminded of the past when considering these costumes of former Hollywood stars.


Last but not least, we have an outfit that’s both fashionable and nostalgic. For those of you that grew up watching Ironman, the character’s iconic outfit is bound to bring back some pleasant memories. It’s not often that we see modern-day Ironman costumes, with the armor bearing more of a resemblance to David Prowse’s costume from the original Star Wars movie. It seems that Tony Stark’s outfits are trendsetting when it comes to popularity, as fans have taken to social media to share their excitement about the upcoming movie.

It’s great to see that even today, technology hasn’t taken the dressing style of one of cinema’s most prominent superheroes out of popular culture. With the upcoming The Batman, we might even see a rise in the trend of Hollywood stars dressing up as superheroes and fashion icons. It’s clear that Batman’s style has long been a source of fascination for costume enthusiasts and fashion enthusiasts alike. And it seems like there’s no end to the trend as his popularity in mainstream culture continues to grow.