[Image: Itsuku1]
[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.

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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.

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

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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*

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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