They say boys don't grow up, only their toys change. Well, 21-year-old Jackson Gordon is a living, breathing, villain-ass-beating example of that.
Gordon is an industrial design at Philadelphia University and has recently turned into a viral celebrity thanks to this fully functional Batsuit he crafted from scratch.
Gordon says he spent more than five months shaping and testing his costume. Every part had at least 10 prototypes before he picked the final material and design.
But it was definitely worth the time and effort. His one-of-a-kind Batsuit can now withstand punches, machetes and baseball bats.
Gordon, who is a black belt in Shaolin kung fu himself, asked his friends to stress-test the Batsuit.
He says he could still feel the punches, but a lot of the force is absorbed by the suit, which is an advantage that helps him to make a quick counterattack.
The suit is covered with Kevlar, a high-strength synthetic fiber often used to make body armor.
Gordon performed a stab and slash test with a knife and a machete on the material. You can see how the knife cuts the surface, but doesn't touch Gordon's skin.
The final result weighs about 25 pounds, but Gordon says it is comfortable and doesn't reduce mobility. He is also considering turning it into a full-fledged business.
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