Usually, one of the first thoughts anybody has upon seeing a cosplayer at convention is, “I wonder if his co-workers know about this?” You figure that most people are good enough at maintaining double-lives; they can keep their personal peccadilloes squarely separate from their professional life. That’s not the case for Wang Kang, a Shanghai man who showed up to work one day in this startling-accurate replica of the Mark I Iron Man armor…== TEASER ==
The quote that the Telegraph got from the guy is priceless, too…
No colleagues knew my mission. Some of them froze there seeing me approach. Some were even screaming in fear.
Nothing like a little terror to break the dreary of the ol’ office grind, right?
Tony Stark may be able to fend off all manner of supervillainous foes, but this Iron Man proved helpless against a company security guard. He was told to get out of the building (though it’s unclear if that happened before or after the camera blitz in the video.)
While there’s maybe some irony in how an old school commie smasher like Iron Man has finally been embraced beyond the “red curtain” like this, I’m more amused by how this stacks up against that lady in TREKKIES. As outrageous as it might be to drop approximately 500 bucks on a 112 lbs suit like this, that's still well-adjusted behavior in comparison to showing up to work, every single day, in a Starfleet uniform with an arsenal of toy accessories.