PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia University student has taken a page out of the comic books — and decided to make his own Batman suit.
But this isn’t just a costume. The suit actually works just like Batman’s suit.READ MORE: Open For Business: Pat's Music Shop In Mayfair Still Soothing The Soul In Good Times And Bad
With the help of personal donations and a Kickstarter campaign, freshman Jackson Gordon from Wayne, Pennsylvania built a functioning Batman suit for just under $2,000.
It’s made out of Kevlar and has armor plating.READ MORE: Morgan Braxton's Stepmother 'Knew Something Was Wrong' Before She Was Allegedly Murdered By Boyfriend Byron McDonald II
“Basically the idea was to create sort of a suit in Batman’s image that was not actually just a costume, but actually functioned,” said Gordon.
The suit is actually impervious to knives and skid-proof. It’s also waterproof, but it’s not bulletproof.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District Reveals In-Person High School Graduation Plans For 1st Time Since Pandemic
Gordon says he’s already got many people interested in their own Batman suits.