Date: May 19, 2015
By: Adam Justice
Taiwanese man Wu You-ting has taken Iron Man fandom to a whole new level.
Wu, 28, had always considered himself a fan of millionaire-turned crime-fighting cyberborg comic hero Iron Man, but it was not until he saw the film’s third instalment at a local theatre that he was inspired to build his own suit of armour.
“I really like Iron Man. Once I went to see the movie and saw the movie theatre placing the [full size] 1m-tall Iron Man statue in the lobby. I wanted to buy it to take home very much. But then I felt that it’s really expensive, so I decided to make one by myself. And it can be propped up on display at home, and looks good when I wear it out for fun,” he said.
Wu, a local dance teacher, and his friend Guo Wen-sheng took approximately eight weeks and $164 (£105) to build their own custom Iron Man suit to fit Wu. They got their ideas from various fan websites where others had embarked upon the same mission. [FULL STORY]