Are you ready to see a cosplay that blurred the line between reality and cinematic illusion? It’s hard to surprise any Comic Con audience with Iron Man costumes these days. However, a man named Tom DePetrillo managed to take cosplay to a whole new level. He set the bar extremely high with his astonishing real-life operable replica of Iron Man Hulkbuster armor that turned heads of the crowd at New York Comic Con 2015.
A 9.5-foot-tall mechanical wonder with red lights on its body is jaw-dropping from head to toe! A person who operates the costume can easily rotate one’s head in a perfectly stylized helmet equipped with eyes that can glow white as well as shoot laser beams. Moreover, one can walk around in the armor as its legs, arms and even toes can perfectly flex.
Tom and his four apprentices put a lot of effort to create this marvelous cosplay. They spent $3000 and 1600 hours in total to design and craft a motorized aluminum skeleton and a polycarbonate shell. It takes 20 minutes to put a 95-pound costume on, and a person inside has to stand on stilts built into the legs to walk. However, judging from the fervent reaction of the audience, it was definitely worth their time and money!
We’ve got a real-life Hulkbuster who is ready to kick someone’s green butt. Now every fan of the Marvel universe is looking forward to an ultra-realistic replica of Hulk. It would certainly be a one-of-a-kind spectacle if these two encountered each other at the next New York Comic Con!