[krvod url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7exTxuc_KvM]by Gene Turnbow, station manager

Rebecca Ryan of Virginia won the Best Workmanship Award in the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Masquerade last Saturday night. I caught up with her the next morning and got the chance to speak with her about her incredible “Sister of Battle”  Warhammer 40000 costume and its construction, and what it was like to win this prestigious award.

The costume is the first one she’s ever made from EVA foam.  The rest is craft foam and found objects.  Though it looks like it’s made of cast iron, the entire costume weighs a surprising 42 pounds.

Rebecca, wherever you are, congratulations once again. You sure earned it.

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Gene Turnbow
Gene Turnbow

President of Krypton Media Group, Inc., radio personality and station manager of SCIFI.radio. Part writer, part animator, part musician, part illustrator, part programmer, part entrepreneur – all geek.