Steampunk Iron Man - Marvel Costume Contest Winner @ New York Comic Con 2010
CLICK THRU for more pics (and of course frontal-reveal) of STEAMPUNK IRON MAN - the Marvel Costume Contest Winner @ New York Comic Con [tagged]. Excellent design and imagery, IMHO. And yes, of course I would say this'll work pretty swell as an articulated action figure (preferably in 1/6th-scale, 'natch!). Check out more NYCC Marvel Superhero-themed cosplay-goodness via http://marvel.com/nycc10 [images via]
UPDATED: Cosplayer Ana Aesthetic shares with us info about the suit's origins:
The man behind the mask is Matt Silva. The suit actually originates from a short film called Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man, by Whitestone Motion Pictures. The original suit was that of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. (Video posted at base of blogpost).
The Tin Man Suit was Designed by Bill Johnson [www], then sculpted by Bill and Matt Silva (of Penny Dreadful Productions). Dustin Fletcher and Johnathon Thorton also assisted with creating the mold, cast, and final paint of the Tin Man. The total time for the build was about 2 weeks with mainly Bill, Johnathon and Matt working around the clock.
The Iron Man you see here is Matt’s modified version of that original screen suit. The paint scheme and job where all of Matt’s design, and the lower torso and helmet were modded by Matt.