Whiplash Customs doesn't just dabble in the art of metal fabricating – we are now experimenting successfully with the world of Cosplay (short for Costume Play) for followers of Fan Expos, turbo-charged Halloween costumes or just having fun playing grown-up dress-up for special events. When asked by a fan of the Marvel Comics superhero Antman if Al could somehow figure out how to build a likeness of the character's helmet, the creative gears kicked into high-drive.
Starting with a retro 1970s helmet, parts were fabricated, molded, ground, polished and painted to come up with not just a likeness of the famous superhero's helmet but more like it was the real thing out of a Marvel Comics museum. The Vancouver Fan Expo, held the weekend of April 19th and 20th resulted in a costume award for "Best Couple" when Antman attended the Expo with Wasp, whom he was paired with in the comic series. Al was also instrumental in fabricating the metal form for Wasp's wings.
It looked like a lot of fun was had and much attention was given to Antman's helmet with the question: Where did you get that? Does this mean another stream of work orders flowing into the Whiplash Customs shop? This helmet is DOT (Dept of Transportation) so it might not be such a far reach to see these new creations cropping up on motorcycle rider's heads in the near future. Interesting.