Cool knight in golden armor stands guard in San Diego!

A cool knight in golden armor poses for a photo shoot in front of Balboa Park's ornate Museum of Man facade.
A cool knight in golden armor poses for a fantasy photo shoot in front of Balboa Park’s ornate Museum of Man facade.

I was walking through Balboa Park, on a mission to check out today’s Native American Pow Wow, when I was stopped in my tracks by a fearsome knight in shining golden armor!

Check out a few super cool photos! Someone was posing in extraordinarily elaborate gold armor near the entrance to the Museum of Man. It might be the most extraordinary medieval cosplay I’ve ever seen!  (My first impression, upon seeing the helmet, is that this might be an elite servant of Sauron.  If that’s the case, those brave heroes of Gondor should be very much afraid!)

I spoke very briefly to the guy in the costume. Nothing in particular was being promoted. My impression is that he made the exotic suit of armor himself. Wow! I can’t wait for San Diego Comic-Con! It’s two months away!

UPDATE!

In the comments, Andrew identified the cosplay as Imperius, the Archangel of Valor from Blizzard’s Diablo series. Cool!

Visitors to Balboa Park in San Diego were surprised to see an exotic medieval knight in elaborate golden armor standing guard near the entrance to the Museum of Man.
Visitors to Balboa Park in San Diego were surprised to see an impressive knight in elaborate golden armor standing guard near the entrance to the Museum of Man.
Truly amazing cosplay! A warrior in incredible golden armor seems to have emerged from Lord of the Rings, Arthurian legend, Game of Thrones...or the mists of the distant past. (San Diego Comic-Con is coming in two months! I can't wait! I'll be capturing loads of cool pics!))
Truly fantastic cosplay! A warrior in incredible golden armor seems to have emerged from Lord of the Rings, Arthurian legend, Game of Thrones…or the mists of the distant past.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

4 thoughts on “Cool knight in golden armor stands guard in San Diego!”

  1. He’s actually cosplaying as Imperius, the Archangel of Valor from Blizzards Diablo series. I could totally see where you were coming from though with the elite servant of Sauron!

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