The industrial design student funded his suit build through Kickstarter and raised $1,255. He finished it just in time to attend Katsucon. He used kevlar and silicone molds to build the armor, and the combat-ready Bat-suit can withstand physical blows, baseball bats, and even machetes.
The helmet was the most difficult part for him to build, and it takes up 3 of the 25 pounds that the suit weighs. Talking to USA Today he said,
“It sounds like a lot, and when you have it in a bag over your shoulder it weighs a ton, but when you are actually wearing it, you barely feel it. If this were to inhibit my movement, it would be completely useless.”
“So I finished this project last week, and all this week when I’m done my homework I’m sitting in my dorm like, ‘What do I do with my life?’”