Fan Builds Iron Man Suit from Cardboard and Fiberglass
May 9, 2012 3 Comments
Mark Pearson, a 44-year-old repairman who loves comic books, has spent 14 months of his life creating an almost perfect replica of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, from sheets of cardboard covered in fiberglass.
In an interview, Pearson explained:
”I don’t know why I did it. I guess it was just a moment of madness. I decided on making the helmet then I said to my partner – I’m going to make the full suit.”
The funny thing is that it doesn’t fit Mark. Mark is just 5ft 6in, so he had to find a suitable Tony Stark type guy to put on his creation. He was able to convince 24-year-old Darren Higgins, a local supermarket manager, to put on the armor and stand in front of the Bradford cinema, waving at film goers attending a screening of The Avengers.