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Space Marines Tower Over Maker Faire

Space Marines Tower Over Maker Faire

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

16 thoughts on “Space Marines Tower Over Maker Faire

  1. Martin Taylor says:

    They definitely stuck imposing figures – here was my shot:

  2. Ronald B. says:

    Are these guys into body building? I mean that a lot of heavy gear. How fit do you need to be to wear these. Pretty cool Space Marine costumes though, kids will love it in school.

  3. shipwreck says:

    For the Emperor!!

    1. Brian says:


  4. [Ian Lesnet]‘s guide to the Bay Area Maker Faire - Hack a Day says:

    […] 64 bass keytar along with a huge assortment of cosplayers including a steampunk Boba Fett and a couple space marines. Outside the building there was a 40-foot steamship and the amazing DeLorean hovercraft of […]

  5. Colin says:

    I’d like to see the sprue they came on….

  6. MAKE | Shawn Thorsson’s Incredible Space Marine Armor says:

    […] Space Marines Tower Over Maker Faire All of Shawn’s projects featured on MAKE Share this: Pin ItLike this:LikeOne blogger likes […]

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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