‘Iron Man’ enters office in China
Well it’s certainly one way to get your boss to notice you.
A telecoms worker has become an internet sensation in China after ditching his shirt and tie and wearing this home-made Iron Man costume to work instead.
Wang Kang left his colleagues stunned when he strolled through the Shanghai office entrance unannounced and began strutting along the corridors in the formidable ensemble.
‘No colleagues knew my mission, and some of them froze there in seeing me approach,’ he said.
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‘Some were even screaming for being scared.’
The 25-year-old came up with the idea after seeing the 2008 hit movie starring Robert Downey Junior.
He began building the costume at the end of February and it took him around three months to complete, at a cost of around $450.
But Wang said the effort had been well worth it – with his 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,’ he said.
The main material he used was EVA foam, which was glued onto an aluminium frame.
Soldering irons were used to create the effect of rough iron plates and the whole armour was then painted the colour of aged iron.
After the frame and plates were completed, installed wires, pipes and circuits.
He said: ‘I sometimes thought of quitting it, as the project was very time and energy-consuming and I had to do it during my free time.
‘I just wanted to share the happiness with friends.
‘Life needs passion, and I hoped my armour could trigger their passion for life.’