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super judges   (+5)  [vote for, against]
“holy cow, batman – that’s a great cape you have…”

it appears that judges in the UK are abandoning their 300 year old traditional uniform of horsehair wigs, black robe, wing collar etc.

now why go to the trouble of getting some fashion designer knock up something pretty mediocre when super-heroes already have some very neat creations?

as an example, Superman and Batman’s outfits look pretty comfortable and would afford our judges a modicum of camouflage. they obviously promote ease of mobility and their utility belts would be most useful for stashing away gavels and notebooks and the like.
-- po, Jul 24 2007

Batman & Rodney
Not even remotely judge-like, but in addition to the Withnail quote, the idea made me think of this aswell. [zen_tom, Jul 26 2007]

Secret Wars Reenactment Society
Historical reenactment society, superhero-style... [imaginality, Jul 26 2007]

This could be possibly confusing when dealing with a Fathers-4-Justice case.
-- skinflaps, Jul 24 2007

A Judge Dredd uniform perhaps
-- marklar, Jul 24 2007

Danny: I see you're wearing a suit.
Withnail: What's it got to do with you?
Danny: No need to get uptight man. I was merely making an observation. I happened to be looking for a suit for the coal man two weeks ago. For reasons I can't really discuss with you, the coal man had to go to Jamaica. Got busted coming back through Heathrow, had a weight under his fez. We worked out that it would be handy karma for him to get hold of a suit, but he's a very low temperature spade the coal man; went into court wearing a kaftan and a bell. This doesn't go down at all well. They can handle the kaftan but they can't handle the bell. So there's this judge sitting there, in a cape like fucking batman, with this really rather far out looking hat...
Withnail: A wig.
Danny: No man, this was more like a long white hat. So he looks at the coalman and says "What's all this? This is a court man. This ain't fancy dress" and the coal man looks at him and says "You think you look normal, your honour?" - Cunt give him two years.
-- zen_tom, Jul 24 2007

Language Tomothy.
-- skinflaps, Jul 25 2007

I'd prefer coneheads on judges.
-- nuclear hobo, Jul 25 2007

I'm not up-dating them.

do you need a link?
-- po, Jul 26 2007

I think Danny's long white hats are the answer. If you must go for superhero costumes could you please go for Aquamarina - I'd like judges to have tails.

Treon: you are still insane
-- wagster, Jul 26 2007

While we're on the topic of superheros, check out the superlink above... most amusing...
-- imaginality, Jul 26 2007

Pretty good idea.
-- unfettered, Sep 16 2009

random, halfbakery