Cosplayer's Captain America Shield Loaded With Magnets, Actually Works

The Hacksmith, not content with packing a mere visual replica of Captain America’s shield, went 117 extra miles and made his electromagnetic, which means that it can attach/detach from his arm just like it does in the movies.

(Note: he didn’t build the shield itself, that came from Machinaprops).

Using a set of lithium-polymer batteries, he built a pair of magnets that have the power to lift over 3000lbs (you can see him lifting frames like a super hero in the making-of video below ).

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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“That thing does not obey the laws of physics at all!”