After Mike and I started dating, my friends started quickly catching on to the likeness that he had to the actor Jeremy Renner, the Avengers’ Hawkeye. When we started planning our first trip together to DragonCon, it became very apparent that he simply HAD to make the costume. With a very expensive trip to the Army Surplus, followed up by a trip to Joann’s, Mike was good to go! With a tactical vest and pair of pants, he had a base, adding the iconic maroon to the front of the vest was the key. The final piece was a nerf crossbow, all painted black. He was HIT at DragonCon and has been costuming Hawkeye ever since!
September 1, 2012