When Making The Costume Is Easy, But The Prop Is Not

[Image: Itsuku1]

In anime Durarara!!, bodyguard Shizuo Heiwajima is known for his amazing strength. His outfit, a bartender outfit and sunglasses, is easy to pull off. The improvised weapons he wields, however, are not.

Heiwajima often uses street signs for battling, but when typical cosplayers dress as him, they carry a stop sign. While difficult to make, a stop sign is still a sensible alternative.

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Itsuku1, however, is not your typical cosplayer. He created an enormous street sign, which you might remember from the scene pictured below.

Making a prop like this is not easy because it’s so darn big! There was also the issue of the road sign part snapping in half.

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Here’s the final result:

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*applause*

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.