POSTED: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 9:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 9:34am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A local man known by family and friends for his elaborate paper costumes is breathing life into an imposing paper version of Igor from "Iron Man 3."
With the final product designed to stand at 7 feet 2 inches, Mario Murga said he wanted to go big for this year's project.
He even researched how to build stilts online for the costume since he is 5 foot 5 inches tall.
Previous costumes were made out of paper mache, but he said his latest creation is a little more sophisticated because it uses a technique called "pepakura," which involves folding and taping paper together to make it into the desired shape. It's like a 3-D puzzle, he said.
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