An engineer was the star of Otakon 2019 after he showcased his life-like creation of the Primaris Ultramarine suit from the classic game “Warhammer 40,000.”
Jeremy Chang went viral and was featured in a YouTube video
posted in June where he and his friends became the center of attention, according to the cosplay and pop culture site Nardio
Chang is a grad student at the University of Maryland Space Systems Laboratory and described himself as a cosplayer
and gamer who’s been cosplaying since 2009.
He also works on suit simulation research for the future suits that astronauts will use, Nerdist
Compared to stiffer builds of suits in this stature, Chang incorporated his knowledge of engineering into the suit, stating that 3D printing “a plastic bearing system” into the cosplay was what allowed him to “do a full arm rotation while I’m moving my arm.”
“We actually are developing these 3-D printed suit bearings for use with hard spacesuits,” he said.
His attention to detail
, especially in the close-up of the “Purity Seal” blessing, had fans of the game
raving for more. As Nardio said in the YouTube comments, they would like to see Chang cosplay “The Emperor of Mankind” or “a daemon prince with defiled armor” next.
In one of his Instagram posts, Chang shared the creative process behind the amazing “Warhammer 40,000” costume.
Using the bathroom while wearing a costume can be a challenge for cosplayers, but Chang found a way around that.
“[I go] beforehand and making sure it’s all out if mandatory before suiting up,” he told NextShark.
The best thing about donning a Space Marine armor for Chang is getting to see the different reactions from fans.
“A lot of 40K memes get thrown at me which I always like, also people who want to talk shop about one part or another is fun as well!”