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Grace Duval created this suit of armor by first hot gluing together a frame of cardboard, then priming and painting it. Atop this base she built out the exterior from upcycled bicycle tubes, stitched together with an awl and fastened with screws and capped nuts. The results are stunning and novel.

[via The Mary Sue]

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Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.



  1. o4tuna says:

    I hope she lives some place with very mild weather. It looks stiflingly hot. Very well crafted, though.

  2. Me Dude says:

    Fantastic! Would love to see the helmet. ;)

  3. theRob says:

    That’s some seriously nice work there, but those inner tubes are going to smell awful as they burn.

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  5. Dynamo Dan says:

    The inner tubes probably don’t smell that great at room temperature let alone burning. :P