If you've ever basked in the glory of cardboard armour, then you've probably met Skull Man
(a.k.a. Greg Sommer
) the loveable weirdo that brought Box Wars to Canada, and the split personality star of the documentary Skull World
. Greg looks like the kind of guy you might cross the street to avoid, but I have to tell you that if you did so, you'd be missing out on meeting a larger than life character with a heart of gold.
Box Wars, the international underground movement of Cardboard-based combat (yes, cardboard), started in Australia and has since been championed in Canada by Skull Man and his Rockers. Participants build armour, helmets, and weapons out of cardboard and tape, often making giant elaborate costumes which are ceremoniously destroyed in Braveheart style combat.