The Batman Armory: Movie costumes and props from the bronze armory studios

October 19, 2019 – FEBRUARY 16, 2020

Exhibition Opening and reception

Saturday, October 19, 2019

6pm to 8:30pm

In conjunction with the official launch party for Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, written by Cartoon Art Museum curator Andrew Farago and published by Insight Editions, The Cartoon Art Museum will also launch The Batman Armory, a display of Batman movie costumes and props courtesy of Allan Lavigne of The Bronze Armory.

See replicas of the batsuit worn by Michael Keaton in 1989’s Batman; the Val Kilmer Panther Batman and Sonar Batman suits; the George Clooney Batman; Christian Bale's Batman from The Dark Knight; and the Ben Affleck Bat Armor from Batman vs. Superman. Numerous replica hand props and weapons from all the films and some from the 1960s TV show starring Adam West will also be on hand.

Award-winning costumer and prop designer Lavigne will be on hand to discuss his career and provide guests with a behind the scenes look at the creation of Batman's most iconic costumes.

The star-studded Opening Reception will feature a number of talented Bat-guests, including fan favorite Batman comic book writer Devin K. Grayson, DC Comics artists Brent Anderson, Al Gordon, Mick Gray, and Steve Leialoha, Sam Hamm, screenwriter of the 1989 Batman motion picture, and additional guests to be announced. Copies of Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of event sponsor Insight Editions.

General admission for this special event is $10, and free for Cartoon Art Museum members and anyone wearing a DC Comics-themed costume. Costumed attendees may enter the DC Comics Costume Contest, and the party attendee with the best costume will receive a limited edition Arkham Asylum Batman statue courtesy of DC Comics and Sideshow Collectibles. Additional prizes will be provided by Insight Editions.

Advance tickets for this event can be purchased through

About the Bronze Armory

Allan Lavigne, Studio Head of The Bronze Armory Studios. Mr. Lavigne has nearly 40 years of experience in both television and film in the design and creation of costumes and props. Over the course of his celebrated career, Mr. Lavigne has earned more than 50 awards for his work with numerous television and film studios, including World Science Fiction Celebration Awards and Hugo Awards in 1978; the Marvel Comics Workmanship Award in 2010 for his Iron Man Mark III armor; and the 2014 DC Comics Industry Award for his Arkham Asylum Batman costume. His collaborators and industry partners include NBC's Mark VII Production Project UFO, G4 Network’s popular Attack of the Show, Sony Pictures and Lucasfilm.