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Cool postapocalyptic cosplay from Bellingham, Washington craftsman Ivan Owen. The roadsigns, he assures us, were “obtained through legal means,” and were formed into plates by peening against an anvil, before being affixed to a harness made from belts.

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Ballard/532865120 Jeff Ballard

    This past Halloween I did a Post apocalyptic costume similar to Mad Max, I used street signs to make scale mail armor along with clothes hanger chain mail and a street sign machete.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frederic-Carpenter/1007374170 Frederic Carpenter

    We have been doing it for almost 50 years in the SCA except we put the writing on the inside so  people don’t know we are wearing street signs.

    Richard Leviathan  http://www.leviathanmunitions.com

  • http://twitter.com/ThePriss April Coble

    All this needs is a car bumper converted into a sword.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000517535935 Josh Kusnack

    Someone please forward this to Ridley Scott for his upcoming “The Passage” movie. :)

  • duke_leeto_III

    needs some modifications.

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