New York Comic Con awarded Cosplayer Thomas DePetrillo $1,500 for his Iron Man Hulkbuster costume.


Thomas DePetrillo won the award for best costume with his 9.6-foot tall Iron Man Hulkbuster costume which he spent two years working on. The costume took over 1,600 hours to make and weighed in at 95 lbs. It took the creator 20 minutes just to get into the costume at The Con.

“The project of the house is a Hulkbuster suit, which is a particular suit of armor that Iron Man wears in the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron,” DePetrillo said in a video of him creating the costume. “This is the single largest, most domineering thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

New York Comic Con posted an image of the costume on Instagram, as well as a video of DePetrillo receiving a giant check for $1,500 while still in his Iron Man costume.

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