My husband sent me a link to an article about a guy who made his own samurai armor. Real armor. Cool armor. It seems a little extreme to me, but what the heck? Why not?
Brian Ashcraft the author of the article, explains:
With the help of a metalworking craftsman friend, books, and the internet, Danny began work on a suit of samurai armor. The process was long and taxing: The small metal plates were hammered by hand and then strung together by over 700 feet of rope.
He also made weapons and a flag to complete his outfit. It looks just like something out of a Kurosawa movie!
The guy does cosplay so he really wears the armor – all 80 pounds of it — on a somewhat regular basis. That in itself takes dedication!
If you are even remotely interested in samurai or cosplay or armor, check the article out!