Superhero Alliance of Western New York presents:

80th Anniversary of the Bat

On Thursday, October 24th, our friends from the Superhero Alliance of Western New York will be gathering in celebration of the 80th anniversary of everyone’s favorite Bat Hero – and you’re invited!

Join us from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Explore & More as heroes and villains alike combine forces to honor eight decades of the world’s favorite caped crusader! More than two dozen SAWNY Superheroes will be on hand for photo-ops during this special Bat birthday celebration, in addition to superhero-themed carnival games, superhero activities in Explore & More’s three studio spaces, AND SO MUCH MORE!

Stick around as local celebrity judges vote to crown “Buffalo’s Best Bat Hero” in our Bat Hero Costume Contest – see entry form below for details!

NOTE: While children will be encouraged to dress up as their favorite heroes or villains, only pre-registered Bat Hero Costume contestants and official SAWNY volunteers can be in full costume. All other adults will be directed to wear regular clothing in the spirit of the event; if an adult arrives in costume, they will be asked to remove any masks or helmets covering their faces.

Below is an entry form for the Bat Hero contest for the 80th Anniversary of the Bat celebration at Explore & More – limited spots available.  Submission of an entry form does not guarantee participation; a member of the Superhero Alliance of Western New York will contact you to confirm your approved participation.

Contestants must be 18 years old or older to participate. Must present a government issue ID upon arrival as proof of identity and adult age. Cowls and masks must be removed at check-in upon arrival. Costume must be family friendly; modest in its coverage and portrayal of an adult body AND not purposely disturbing / frightening. Full body costume required – no partial masks or regular clothing components like cargo pants or a t-shirt. Contest participation is free, but paid event admission is required.

Bat Hero Contest Registration

  • Name * Required
  • Address * Required
  • I am 18 years of age or older as of October 24, 2019. * Required
  • Anything else we should know about you - fun facts or trivia about you or your character? Let us know here!
  • Upload a photo or rendering of your Bat Hero character.
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