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Master costume maker, Shawn Thorsson, wowed the crowds at Maker Faire Bay Area again this year with his impressive Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine costumes. It was amazing, especially being a 40K player, to see these giant armor-clad, genetically-modified super humans patrolling the aisles of Expo Hall. This is the first time these costumes have been seen in public. I can imagine that the folks at sci-fi and game cons will go nuts over them. During the packing up, I took these pics of the costume parts as they waited to be loaded out.

Shawn in his shop working on the cast of a space marine boot. That’s some serious shoe.

You can see a build journal of Shawn’s working progress on the costumes via the link below.

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Build Part 4: the Rubber Bits

Shawn Thorsson on MAKE

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.