Just me talking about costume-y kind of stuff
This was something we did on our own. The tickets were 2 for $30 with timed entry at the O2. I thought there would be massive crowds and a huge line, so I bought our tickets for the first entry at 10. When we got there at 9, the building was open, but no one else was there. The entire place was completely deserted except for workmen who were doing some construction. The staff finally showed up at 9:50. We got to ride up an escalator to go in at the top and then the exhibit wound its way down and you exited on the ground level through the gift shop.
The Exhibit was mostly original art work from the comics. They had some costumes mostly from the new movies with accompanying concept art and renderings.
They had the original costume worn by Christopher Reeves in the first movie, and his Clark Kent costume from the second movie. The only other costume was the Man of Steel costume designed by Michael Wilkinson and worn by Henry Cavill.
The Batman exhibit included an actual Batmobile. They only had one costume from the 1966 TV show. It was a Riddler costume that he only wore once the whole series. The best part of the Batman Exhibit were the interviews that they had videos of hanging in each gallery. The Lindy Hemming ones were the most interesting. She was the costume designer for the Dark Knight trilogy as well as the Wonder Woman movie. She mentioned that Christopher Nolan wanted the Bat cape to be made out of velvet but Lindy knew that velvet would be way too heavy to float or flutter the way that Nolan wanted it to. So she was in conversation with the production designer who mentioned that the London Bobby hats were flocked. She called up the Metropolitan Police and asked who made their hats. She took the lightest polyester fabric that she could find to their flocking guy and he flocked it for her. She had it made up into a cape and when they did a screen test of it, it looked just like velvet on camera, and it also floated and fluttered just like Nolan wanted. In the scene where Batman jumps off the building, that cape was 15 meters long. Lindy Hemming is Briitish, so everything is in meters.
They had the original Wonder Woman costume worn by Lynda Carter in 1976, as well as the Scuba/Motorcycle variation costume worn in later episodes. There was also the Michael Wilkinson costume from Batman V Superman, which I don't like nearly as much as the version designed by Lindy Hemming for her stand alone movie. There was a great interview with Patty Jenkins about the movie as well as concept art for all the Amazons' costumes.
I don't even like this movie, but since they had a display, I took the photos. There was concept art and one costume of Harley's.
The wall of albums, 8 tracks, and amps was inside the O2 directly across from the DC Experience. This really impressed Rob.
The blue ball thing was pretty neat, it lit up and the lights chased around the sculpture.
The underwear sculptures were outside and they really impressed me.
We left at 8 just to make sure we would get there in plenty of time. We left Covent Garden station on the PIcadilly line and had to change at Green Park to the Jubilee line. It was easy and only took half an hour, so instead of getting there an hour early, we got there an hour and a half early. That was fine, because then we had plenty of time to explore.