This past September, when Bungie released The Taken King for Destiny, Sony announced a unique sweepstakes that promised to give one lucky fan a full suit of Destiny armor. Now, Sony has revealed the life-size, wearable armor, and it is amazing.
Sony released the below video showing the team behind the armor build, along with the winner’s reaction to seeing the armor alongside a special Destiny-themed PlayStation 4. As seen in the video, the sweepstakes winner, James, opted for a Titan armor, which is as intimidating and powerful as one would expect from the real thing.
Sony selected artist Frank Ippolito and his team to create the Titan armor. Ippolito has over a decade of experience creating unique masks, monsters, and doing movie-quality make up for clients. He and his team used their full range of skills to create the Titan armor for James.
As the video shows, Ippolito and his crew made the whole armor out of foam 3D-printed designs, then used those to create die casts. They then used the casts to create each piece, which were attached together and to fabric to create the final product. The whole process took five weeks.
Based on the design, it looks like James wasn’t able to request any specific customizations for the armor, so it likely doesn’t match any Titan characters he has in the game. Instead, it seems Sony gave him three options – Titan, Warlock, or Hunter – and had the designs pre-made for the one he chose.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that, considering how impressive the armor turned out to be. And if James decides to wear this Destiny armor to any cosplay events or gaming trade-shows, there’s no doubt he’ll turn plenty of heads, but it still would have been fun to see the armor patterned after James’ in-game character.
In order to win the Destiny armor, sweepstakes participants had to take a selfie with a PS4 Destiny Bundle and tweet it with the #PS4BundleSweepstakes hashtag. And since it was a “No Purchase Necessary” sweepstakes, many gamers visited their local retail store or a friend’s house to snap pictures of themselves with the bundle. As we move through Destiny Year Two and prepare for the eventual release of Destiny 2, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Sony, Microsoft, or Bungie do something like this again in the future.
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Destiny is available now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.