What does Batman mean to you?
To the patrons of Elite Comics, the people of Kansas City, and most importantly (at least as far as this site is concerned) the legions of KC Cosplay and Photography, the Dark Knight means… BLOCK PARTY!
Dozens of cosplayers, artists, and vendors set up shop outside the always amazing Elite Comics to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 75th birthday with a gathering that MAY have set a world record. The event was plagued by intermittent rain and temperatures in excess of 100 degrees but that didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s mood as thsoe gathered hoped to se the record for “Most people in a Batman cowl”. I don’t have any clue whether or not we pulled it off but it sure was a hell of a lot of fun to try. UPDATE: WE SUCCEEDED! Way to go KC, we’re in the record books!
After the event, several members of the KC Cosplay community gathered at Johnson County Community College with photographers Russ Matthews, Chris Dorsey, and Brian Bartlett for an impromptu photo session. Below is a selection of shots from throughout the day with the cosplayers and fans. If you would like to get to know the community or see more photos please visit: www.facebook.com/kansascitycosplay
Trying to make our mark. WE ARE BATMAN!
The Battle for the heart of Gotham! Photography by Chris Dorsey
Batwoman (Hillary Lewis) highlighted by Gotham’s Finest. (Photography by Russ Matthews)
Supergirl (Jessica Meditz-Porter) keeps an eye out for any illegal parking. Photography by Russ Matthews
Bane (Sabrina Hargis) is the reckoning Gotham deserves. Photography by Russ Matthews.
Batwoman (Hillary Lewis) braves the Gotham sunshine. Photography by Brian Bartlett
RED DALEK IS COMING FOR YOU DOC-TOR! Doctor (Michael Rich). Photography by Russ Matthews.
The Joker (Justin Wilson) and Harley Quinn (Deborah Wilson) with their gang of miscreants. Photography by Russ Matthews.
Lt. Gordon between a fern (Poison Ivy) and a crazy place (Harley Quinn). Photography by Brian Bartlett.
Nightwing (James Gorden) goes toe-to-toe with Catwoman (Michelle Gorden). Photography by Chris Dorsey
Bane (Sabrina Hargis) looks to break her second Bat. Batwing (Brent Simpson) has other plans. Photography by Chris Dorsey.
Rematch! Deathstroke (Bradley Beeghley) and Arrow (Ryan Couture) with photography by Russ Matthews.
RED DALEK WILL PARK WHERE HE WISHES! Photography by Brian Bartlett
Poison Ivy (Amber Bingham) seems like she has something to share with the Dark Knight. Photography by Brian Bartlett.
Batwoman looks surprisingly innocent… Photography by Brian Bartlett
I BROKE THE BAT! Your traffic cone means NOTHING! Bane (Jacob Strickland) Photography by Russ Matthews
He is vengeance! He is the night! Mike Steinmetz is… Bat-Pool? Photography by Russ Matthews
Dennis Butt of Butthead Costumes shows what the Predator thinks of the Dark Knight.