Ultimate Batman

Dotan Dimet in Batman costume, circa 1975
I think I was in second grade when I dressed up as Batman on Purim, because I recall dressing up as knight (in an even more elaborate costume) earlier. Like all the other Purim costumes we wore as kids, my mother made this costume herself, and she had to contend with my demand that it be as realistic as possible. Invisible in the above photograph are the boots, constructed from cloth and old bathroom slippers, which were extremely awkward to walk about in, but were cut just like Batman’s.