Batman may not be the first person that comes to mind when looking for a fashion icon, but he’s done a few things right. Having the amount of money he has helps, of course, but the thing I like best about him is his belt.

Utility belts are the bad-ass version of a fanny pack. It can substitute as a purse and keep your hands free for other things. I purchased this Black Nylon Swat Belt from an Army surplus store a couple years back, and wear it for a lot of the cons in the area. It’s great because I can hang my keys and camera from it, store my credit card/ID/cash in the pockets, and there are even pockets that were clearly made just for my lip gloss. I pair it with a t-shirt or tank top, skinny jeans and boots, and I look like I’m always meant to wear one.

Wearing the utility belt at the Night Zero booth at ZomBcon.

Do you have a utility belt? Would you consider getting one? Where would you wear yours? And most importantly, if you were a superhero, what would your name be?