Your judges for this contest are Superhero of the Month staff, Alex and Mitch, Batman-News.com's founder, Chris, and Ross Radke, who seems to quickly be turning into SHotM's 5th Beatle.
|Felipe Fialho's Bruce Wayne - 35/40|
I like the minimalist red around the bat logo, and the eyes fit with Bruce's "strike fear into their hearts" mentality. The Tengu mask is brilliant, and absolutely something I could see Bruce, as opposed to Dick or Terry, adopting. It's just plain scary -- the way Batman should be.
Mitch: I think my favorite thing about this is the chest emblem. Subtle, classic bat with red edge lighting? Beautiful. Actually, there are a lot of entries that used red and black, but this one does it best. Red is a strong, bold color, and you have to be careful not to overwhelm the other colors. But here everything is subtle and in just the right spots. Normally I'm not a fan of the stylized bat faces, but this one has a samurai feel.
Chris: Batman is supposed to strike fear into the hearts of the criminals he fights, and I definitely wouldn't want to come face to face with this Batman in a dark alley!
Ross: I really like the skull-bat mask and red eyes, although I'd go for longer ears. The red outline for the bat symbol is cool. The belt stands out too much. Overall, I think this is a costume that works and would look great in a comic action scene - the realism isn't necessary. I'd almost like to see this in a more cartoony style. The problem I had is that I don't see this as something Bruce Wayne would wear. It's not "Zorro" enough.
Check out the runners up after the jump!