Brief: My nephews asked for bat costumes, and they needed to be easily cleaned, sturdy, comfortable, and able to 'grow' along with the kids for a while. Thus the wings are detachable, and so are the fur pelts.
Inspiration: Actual bats (left) and 19th century masquerade costumes (right)
Realisation: Store-bought school uniform items of trousers, shoes and sweatshirt. Wings constructed from satin quilted with layers of blanket and calico, stiffened with wide plastic boning. Fake fur for pelt on sweatshirt and shoes. Store-bought hats, with bats ears constructed from leather and interlining.