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You’re never supposed to upstage a bride at her own wedding, but Jaden Smith came pretty close when he attended Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s nuptuals in a white Batman suit – a look he repeated again last month at a high school prom.

The 16-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith explained the unconventional outfit choice in a new interview with GQ that focused on his personal style.

“I wore the Batman suit to heighten my experience at the wedding and prom, which was fun, but also at the wedding I felt as though I needed to protect everyone there and needed to have the proper gear to do so,” he explained.

Formal occasions aren’t the only time the teen dons superhero attire, though.

“I like wearing super drapey things so I can feel as though I’m a super hero, but don’t have to necessarily wear super hero costumes everyday,” he added.

It apparently all comes back to Smith’s fashion inspirations, which include the Caped Crusader and a few other notables. “My style icons,” he revealed, “are Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Superman, and Kanye West.”