Chris Sims, America's Most Popular Batmanologist™ has a lovely article today over at our friends, ComicsAlliance, that you oughta check out. (Go ahead, click here and read it and then come back. I'll wait for ya.)
That was an excellent example of Batman dressing up as another hero. in contrast, I'm going to show you what Batman's usual and favorite Halloween costume is.
He dresses up as Batman.
Double-page spread from Batman: Gotham After Midnight #6 (December 2008), script by Steve Niles, pencils and inks by Kelley Jones, colors by Michelle Madsen, letters by Pat Brosseau
(Click picture to Great Pumpkin-size)
Hey, did you spot the Little Cool Thing...a cameo appearance by the Peanuts gang?
Why does Bruce Wayne dress up as Batman on Halloween? Well, why not? (Also, he's already got the costume.)
Of course, some people just up and steal Batman's idea.
But in the end...it's all worth it. For the kids.
None of which explains, of course, the year Bruce went in drag as Madonna.
Many panels from one of the greatest crossover comics of all time, The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera #3 [Flintstones Visit the Laff-a-Lympics] (Summer 1978), script by Mark Evanier; art by Scott Shaw!; Dan Spiegle, Frank Smith, Owen Fitzgerald, Tony Strobl, Pete Alvarado, Paul Norris and Joe Prince; colors by Carl Gafford; letters by D. Bruce Berry
Panels from "The Golden Ghost" in Scooby-Doo #6 (August 1978), creators not identified (Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle?)
Today's special bonus: Magilla Gorilla...in Spaaaaaaaaace!
Panels from "Big Magilla in Space" in [Hanna-Barbera] Spotlight #4 (May 1979), script by Steve Gerber (writing as Reg Everbest), pencils by Pete Alvarado, inks by Carolyn Lay, colors by Garrett Gafford
from "The Horrible Hound Sound" in Scooby-Doo #1 (Marvel, October 1977), script by Mark Evanier, pencils and inks by Dan Spiegle
Today's special bonus: Undercover Elephant!
from "The Seaside Sneak-Thief" in [Hanna-Barbera] TV Stars #2 (Marvel, October 1978), script by Mark Evanier, pencils by Roman Arambula, inks by Scott Shaw!, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by Carol Lay