Holy Handmades, Batman! I saw this on Boing Boing and had to repost! Check out the above by sculpture artist, Mark Newport, based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He creates 100% hand-knit superhero costumes! These masterpieces use mostly acrylic yarn, buttons, and hand knitting!
Batman, Iron Man, Spiderman and the Rawhide Kid.
These characters are childhood memories of the ultimate man – the Dad every boy wants, the man every boy wants to grow up to be. My hand knit acrylic re-creations of these heroes’ costumes combine their heroic, protective, ultra masculine, yet vulnerable personas with the protective gestures of my mother – hand knit acrylic sweaters meant to keep me safe from New England winters. The costumes are life-size, my size, wearable objects that hang limply on hangers challenging the standard muscular form of the hero and offering the space for someone to imagine themselves wearing the costume, becoming the hero. They become the uniforms I can wear to protect my family from the threats (bullies, murderers, terrorists, pedophiles, and fanatical messianic characters) we are told surround us. —Mark Newport