Samurai costume made from Rubbermaid trash-cans

Flickr user Kudzutech's bad-ass samurai costume (build detailed at the link below) is made from 32 gallon Rubbermaid garbage cans! Link (Thanks, Rob!)



  1. This is really nice work. I can’t believe how polished it looks considering its humble components.

    Also, does anyone know what those rings on the staff are used for?

  2. I always love how there are always a hundred ideas for great costume designs – all put out when it’s way to late to actually make any of them in time for Halloween

  3. This is incredible. Just more proof that it’s not the materials it’s the craftsman. I wonder how he did the knobs, and where he got the grommets from?

  4. This is such a sweet costume. I’d love to see kids faces if a giant f’n samurai opened the door to give them candy…

    @ deejayqueue

    The ‘knobs’ look like rubber stoppers for Erlenmeyer flasks, the kind you’d find in any laboratory. About a #6, I’d say.

  5. For anyone interested, “Kudzutech” is a gent by the name of Dave Johnson. He is a notable comic book and commercial illustrator, although his comic book output is mostly just covers these days.

    No, I do not work for him, just a fan.

    Here’s his personal website:

  6. Clifford, @ 6:

    They typically wore sandals — a half-sandal with no heel — or bearskin boots tied onto the foot, kind of like an ankle-high moccasin.

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