A while back I was at Steel City Comic-con in Monroeville, Pennsylvania; when I saw two Cobra Viper Cosplayers walking down the aisle.
If you are unfamiliar with what a "Cobra Viper" is, it is my distinct pleasure to educate you. Cobra Vipers are the foot soldiers for Cobra, from Habro's toy line/comic books (originally by Marvel) and tv cartoon "G.I. Joe". Side note, G.I. Joe (the comic book) was one of the first comic books to have it's own TV commercial.
(Pictured above are professional Cosplayers- Joe Colton and Maggies Madness, go give them a LIKE on FB)
I have been a die hard GI Joe fan since I was a child. A love that has followed me into adulthood. So the Cosplayers and I begin to talk, and I quickly ask about their movie quality helmets. The tell me about this Prop studio called Pit Viper Studios.
I quickly found the Prop makers on Facebook and even ended up joining their closed chat group. Lenvil King the owner of Pit Viper Studios and I soon became fast friends. A veteran of the Merchant Marines, Len has forgotten more about prop manufacturing than I will ever learn.
From Ant Man to the Flash, Berserker Dwarves, to GI Joe and Cobra; The versatility of Pit Viper Studios knows no bounds!
Red Hood has to be one of my favorite pieces made by the master manufacturers. I have come to know many knew friends and grown my knowledge of Cosplay all thanks to Pit Viper Studios. I even have my own 1986 Cobra Viper helmet coming to me from Lenvil.
Salt of the Earth, the crew from Pit Viper Studios is the best in the business. Take the time to give them a LIKE on Facebook and check out their catalog. There is something for everyone on their, and the quality is beyond compare.
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