A graduate of Flinders University Drama Centre, Victoria Hill spent many years performing in theatre productions in Adelaide and interstate before winning her first part in a feature film, 1999's Dead End, soon followed by a role in Siam Sunset. Hill spent subsequent years performing on stage and in occasional television roles until her film career took off in 2006, with roles in Modern Love, Hunt Angels, BoyTown, December Boys and Macbeth, the Shakespeare adaptation which she also co-wrote and -produced. Recently, she has auditioned as Wonder Woman for the upcoming Warner Bros. film Justice League. JusticeLeague-on-film.com commented on how much Hill resembles the character.
She used to feature in advertisements for HCF Health Care Fund.
Batman's costume is used to both conceal his identity and frighten criminals. Most versions of the Batsuit incorporate some form of body armor, powered exoskeleton, "wingsuit"-cape, built-in augmented reality computer, night-vision, gas filters, and other aids for protection or effectiveness in combat.
While brooding in his study over how to be a more effective crime fighter, Bruce Wayne saw a bat come through his window. Reflecting that "criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot," Bruce adopts the persona of a bat in order to conceal his identity and strike fear into his adversaries. In the later elaborations on the origin, Bruce is terrified by bats as a child, and in the Silver Age story The First Batman (later retold in the 1980 miniseries The Untold Legend of the Batman) the inspiration for the batsuit comes in part from a bat costume worn to a costume ball by his father Dr. Thomas Wayne, M.D.
Batman's cape, cowl, gloves, briefs, and boots are usually either black or dark blue with the body of the costume being grey. Originally the suit was conceived as being black and grey, but due to coloring schemes of early comic books, the black was highlighted with blue. Hence, over the years the black cape and cowl appeared as dark blue in the comic books. Thus artists' renditions depict the costume as both black and grey or blue and grey.
The bat symbol on the chest has also alternated from a simple black bat, to a bat design on a yellow ellipse, lending a logo-like appearance more akin to Superman's "S"-in-shield logo. The yellow ellipse was introduced in 1964 as part of the "New Look" Batman stories. In Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, the yellow ellipse design was explained as being a heavily under-armored, intentional target, to draw enemy fire away from his unarmored head and body. A subsequent issue of Shadow of the Bat re-established the concept. The yellow ellipse was eventually removed in 2000 after a 36-year run and is replaced by a large black bat-emblem.
Other elements, such as the utility belt and the length of the cowl's ears, have been changed by various artistic teams.