Check out this old school photo I found a scan of. It features a pretty interesting real life X-O Manowar costume and three kids holding (from left to right) X-O Manowar #0 gold variant, H.A.R.D. Corps #1 gold variant and X-O Manowar #0 gold variant again.
I have no confirmed information about it but here is what I think we can safely assume.
- These three guys are dorks
- This was taken at a convention of some sort (note the background and the fact that three underage dorks are holding gold editions that were routinely given away at cons by Valiant)
- It is 1993 (note the pimp ass fanny packs - not one but TWO! - and the copies of X-O Manowar #0 and H.A.R.D. Corps #1 which were both released that year.)
- The X-O Manowar costume is either a mediocre official suit or a bomb ass amateur one.