San Diego Comic Con has started and the pictures are already flowing from the convention floor. There’s an array of suits from Iron Man 3 (presumably the same ones that appeared in the first promo shots) as well as trolls from the upcoming Hobbit film.
25-year-old Shanghai telecom worker Wang Kang’s Iron Man Mk1 ‘armour’ is actually a 50kg foam costume that took three months and $450 to make.
‘No colleagues knew my mission, and some of them froze there in seeing me approach,’ he said. ‘Some were even screaming for being scared.’ But Wang said the effort had been well worth it – with the costume drawing praise from his bosses and compliments from women. He claimed some had even ‘fallen in love’ with him because of it. ‘They said I am a happy and creative man, and they wanted to know me’.