U.K. Mechanic Builds “Iron Man” Costume From Cardboard, Fiberglass

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Avengers assemble, indeed. Mark Pearson, a car mechanic in West Yorkshire, spent 14 months constructing an Iron Man costume from 400 sheets of fiberglass-coated cardboard. “I don’t know why I did it, I guess it was just a moment of madness,” he says. In lieu of Tony Stark’s arc reactor, Pearson used an ash tray to “power” his armor. “I’m not sure why I picked Iron Man,” he says. “I’m a big fan and I think I like the fact that he is not really a superhero; he is just a man with a flying suit. But what a suit—it’s the Ferrari of superhero suits.”

[Via the Daily Mail]

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3 Responses to “U.K. Mechanic Builds “Iron Man” Costume From Cardboard, Fiberglass”

  1. Dustin says:

    Did Mark get video of any of the process? I would be very interested in learning how to work with fiberglass like this. The suit is phenomenal.

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  2. drconfused says:

    Some ideas of using fiberglass to make armor.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4yqKklPs6U

  3. steeldude says:

    Should have used IRON, man.

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