I had intended to do a 70s theme (in keeping with the Bronze-Age), but 70s dresses just weren't that exciting to me and there's something outrageously awful and funny about the 80s with all that bunching and flouncing and the horrible excesses of sequins, satin and metallic lamé. Also, the 80s spawned the ubiquitous tuxedo t-shirt, saw the rise of Converse prom shoes, and continued to abuse the eyes even for menswear with red, pink, gray, and, yes, satin and metallic lamé for the tuxedos as well. Add a "Prom Queen" sash, balloons, lots of glitter, and maybe an actual bomb or two ~ go wild!
And yes, I had some misgivings about posting this. Not just because it feeds the weird homophobic subtext that's haunted Batman for so many years, but because Sunday was officially Batman's 75th birthday and it just seemed kinda disrespectful (and I was too lazy to do the birthday party theme I had planned with Scarecrow and Two-Face). But I'd been wanting to do April Fools gag outfits for forever and let's face it, Batman can wear whatever he wants without fear of ridicule because, well...he's Batman.