The Fantastical Cardboard Cosplay of Praise Kelechi #WearableWednesday
Nigerian maker Praise Kelechi proves how far ingenuity can take you. He crafts ridiculously intricate props and costumes using little more than cardboard. Make talked to Kelechi about the process:
It all started when I was 11 years old, I always love to fiddle with things and try to figure out how they worked and see if I can replicate it. As a kid with SCD, socializing wasn’t one of my strengths and I’m always indoors. Which gave me enough time to tinker.
We had lots of cardboard boxes laying around and sometimes I’ll try to make a toy of helmet out of them. With enough practice and lots of help from online communities I keep getting better and better at it.
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