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

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

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.

[Image: Itsuku1]

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.

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.

Here’s the final result:



  • Pretty impressive! Though when I started reading, i was hoping the prop was going to be a vending machine, another favoured weapon of his.

    • Shouldnt be THAT hard to make a vending machine, would really just be a big balloon. Balsa wood frame, couple of struts to give it some structure, and fill it with helium and you’d be set.

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