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I think steampunk can be pretty hit or miss, but even I can’t deny that Iron Man is a superhero just waiting for that kind of treatment. He’s all metal for crying out loud! He literally could be powered by steam!
And when done correctly, Marvel itself might actually give you a prize, which is the case with the costume you see above, which took top Marvel outfit recently at NYCC. It’s very well done if you ask me, and almost makes you forget about all the other stupid stuff that’s been done with steampunk over the years. But wouldn’t Tony’s original Iron Man costume he built in the cave from the first movie be considered steampunk as well? Eh, I suppose it was still powered by an arc reactor.
Check out a bunch more photos and angles of the costume below.