My adventures through the wonderful world of Batfandom. I share my journey and adventures in the wonderful world of the classic 1966 Batman series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. The stories are my account from a fan’s perspective.
July 3 marked the 10th anniversary of the very first time I ever put on my Adam West Batman costume. Who knew that putting on a costume would eventually change the course of my life? The costume has changed significantly through the years and so have I. Both for the better.
Wearing that costume open so many different doors for me, introduced me to so many new friends and created lifelong memories for me that I will forever cherish. If you had told me 10 years ago before putting on that cowl that I would have experienced one 10th of the things that have happened to me, my wife and some of my friends during that time, I would not have believed you. The costume experience can be different for different people but I always took it as a responsibility when portraying that character. For me, it’s like wearing a uniform that means a lot of things to a lot of people that is so much bigger than I am or could ever be. Whether it’s been meeting fans at a convention or visiting children in a cancer ward, I’ve always tried to live up to their expectations while trying to treat each of them with respect. It’s been tremendous fun and incredibly humbling at the same time. It’s certainly made me a better person and I still strive to do better.
To the many friends and relationships that I have made along the way, thank you for being the best part about this whole experience. There’s nothing like 66 Batman fans. They are a different breed and I’m proud to be among such good company.
Thank you with all my heart,
And now I’ll shut up and share some trips down memory lane.
With Yvonne at Wizard World in 2010. We realized that we didn’t have a picture of the two us where I wasn’t in costume. So we had this one taken. Not only is she a client of mine nowadays but she and her sister Meridel are really two people I can call friends.
At the forum get together, I had set up a photography area where I did portraits of various folks in costume. Here, I talked Alan into trying on my Batman suit to show him that he could make a decent Batman. He’s done us proud ever since!
And I’m not done yet…