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’.