APTOPIX Street Superheroes-Photo Essay

In this Thursday, March 2, 2017 photo, Batman impersonator Matthias Balke is silhouetted while standing on Hollywood Boulevard near the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Wearing his $3,000 Batman costume, Balke said he doesn't grab tourists or crack a joke to get their attention. Instead, he waits for them to come to him. "My way of soliciting is the quality of my costume," he said. "People see it, they come to me to ask me for a picture. I'd never walk up to anybody." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)