Maul is likely one of the greatest and most well-known cosplayers on the planet, a person whose work we’ve featured right here for every part from God of Battle to Murderer’s Creed to, repeatedly, The Witcher. His newest shoot, nevertheless, may nicely be his greatest but.
To commemorate the anniversary of Superman’s comics debut again in 1938, Maul took to the skies above Cologne/Köln (dwelling of GamesCom!) to pay tribute to a personality who “is my absolute hero”. With a crane, some cables, harnesses and no small quantity of bravery, Maul and Emilija Wellrock—enjoying Lois Lane—have been hoisted above the town to carry up a van, a helicopter and one another.
To tug it off after all required a complete crew of parents working behind the scenes. Firstly, it needs to be famous, Maul—who has stuntman coaching—didn’t simply get up sooner or later and bankroll this entire factor from his billionaire cosplay holdings; the shoot was sponsored by Pringles, as many big-budget cosplay options are as of late.
He needed to work with Warner Bros. and DC as nicely, together with Manufacturing Idea, a movie and results studio that specialises in these form of vehicular stunts. Parallel Life, an organization that works with TV and film studios to create top-shelf costumes, made Maul’s go well with (it’s black in step with his favorite Superman comedian). Jun Kim took the photographs, with eosAndy—one other individual we’ve featured right here a lot—on modifying duties.
All that organisation and work was greater than price it, although, if you see the outcomes. Maul and Wellrock ended up getting hoisted 70 metres (230 ft) into the air above the town for many of the photographs:
With the exception being this one taken on the bottom, with Maul (and a crane) holding up a van:
And sure, OK, there needed to be a little little bit of modifying required to do away with the wires, however that doesn’t rely.
You’ll be able to see the total gallery of photographs at Maul’s Fb web page, and beneath is the primary of two brief movies displaying among the preparation work that went into all of it:
And right here’s a clip uploaded by Wellrock displaying the pair taking off: