Thanos should be shaking in his boots as a result of this stunning 3D-printed Iron Man cosplay that goes the extra mile and does more than just serve as a faithful costume.
While many cosplayers around the world focus their efforts on hammering out the finer intricacies of their chosen design, a number of adventurous creators go that one step further and find new ways to make their costumes stand out.
Rather than simply piecing together a full body of armor with Iron Man’s color scheme intact, this remarkable cosplayer has been developing a functioning suit from the ground up.
Sharing their process with the world on Instagram, ‘frankly_built’ provided a number of behind the scenes looks at a dazzling Iron Man costume that features various functions beyond your standard cosplay.
Throughout a February 19 post, they showcased results of a test that focused on the helmet in particular. Successfully able to lift the front plate up and back down into place, the designer is able to change the appearance of the costume all with a simple movement of their fingers.
“This will also allow me to interact and move normally without having to reach for buttons or triggers somewhere else in my body,” they said, emphasizing the neat functionality not only adds visual flair, but also allows for easier adjustment.
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I was going to leave this in my story but I wanted to make a post because I’m proud of it. So after some tinkering and testing I landed on a neat system for opening and closing the helmet with my fingers! The DPDT switch I got was too large mount in the glove and would’ve also required more wiring that I wanted to run. With this I’m using 2 relays resting at ground with ground running through the normally closed side. When I touch either finger it pulses 12v to on of the relays moving it to 12v and allowing the motor in the servo to spin. The contact on the thumb is a live 12v and the other 2 are to the relay triggers. It’s so simple and effective now that I figured it out. This will also allow me to interact and move normally without having to reach for buttons or triggers somewhere else in my body. Obviously this is a rough test. The helmet is a crappy trash helmet I test on. But the proof of concept is done! Time to refine it ?? #mk85 #mark85 #marvel #mcu #marvelcomics #marvelstudios #ironman #tonystark #art #electronics #motors #diy #hobby #guide #3dprinting #3dprinted #3dprinter #3dprint #cura #creality #ultimaker #thingiverse #paint #helmet #ironmanhelmet #ironmanarmor #cosplay #cosplayer #comicon #comiccon
Highlighting a different aspect of the overall build, they put Iron Man’s version of the Infinity Gauntlet on display, with all six Infinity Stones lighting up the room.
While the lights emanating from the gems themselves are one thing, the creator ramped things up a notch and included a light-up repulsor on the left palm of the armor suit.
When retracting the fingers on their hand and pulling the wrist back slightly, the palm glows as though the cosplayer is ready to blast down an enemy from afar.
“I’m also working on a special trigger mechanism for the stones so they also come on during specific movements,” they teased, indicating that even more functionality is on the way once they continue work on the suit.
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Started installing the LEDs and electronics ??? I can’t believe how effective the pressure trigger in the wrist is. I feel like it’s such a key feature of the suit. I see tons of builds with all of the lights on all the time and while it looks awesome it just lacks some of the key visuals I think the suit needs. I’m also working on a special trigger mechanism for the stones so they also come on during specific movements. It’s getting real ? #mk85 #mark85 #ironman #marvel #mcu #comics #marvelstudios #comiccon #comicon #mcmlondon #mcmlondoncomiccon #londonmcm #england #britian #3dprint #3dprinted #3dprinting #3dprinter #diy #hobby #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplaying #armor #art #paint #disney #disneyplus #nerd #led
Having shattered records with the highest-grossing film of all time in Avengers: Endgame, there’s no denying just how iconic of a figure Iron Man has become over the years.
Taking this stunning cosplay to a local convention could be a surefire way to turn heads due to the unique functionality that has been built into it from the ground up.