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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

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Shawn Thorsson on MAKE

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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