We were approached by the organisers of the Silicon Valley Comic Con to create a life-size paper sculpture of Iron Man for their first event at the 30,000 capacity San Jose Convention Centre.
For this project I brought in my regular collaborator Thomas Forsyth to take charge of production duties, and together we devised an inner foamboard framework on which we then built the paper shell. Tom also helped to bring the model to life by rigging up some LEDs in the eyes and chest – see an example video here. We built the model in separate parts at our studio over a four week period and then shipped the individual components out to San Jose where we pieced the model together live at the show over the course of the three day event.
You can see lots more making-of shots as well as some of the amazing costumes from the show on our Instagram page.