Professional prop maker Eric Hart wanted to give his ill son a memorable first Halloween. In order to help his newborn son “feel brave,” the new father constructed a tiny Iron Man costume from fabric and foam.
Even inside a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, Eric Hart’s son did get a memorable first Halloween, and become possibly the cutest Avenger yet. With the nurses’ permission, Hart made his son – who had been hospitalized since his premature birth in July – a comfy, cuddly Iron Man costume.
Hart found the Iron Man paper helmet pattern online and scaled it down to his son’s size. He then transferred the pattern to red and yellow foam, then hot-glued the pieces together to assemble the helmet. The rest of the baby Iron Man costume is made from yellow fabric and a red onesie.
“I came up with Iron Man because he’s been hooked up to all those machines and wires, and that’s similar to what Iron Man went through,” Hart told TODAY.com.
While Baby Collier only wore the Iron Man costume for a minute, the photo and video Hart captured will surely last a lifetime.