This costume is inspired by warrior aesthetics from multiple cultures including the Lakota Sioux, the Zulu, and Japanese ninjas. I combined elements from each and interpreted them with post industrial materials (mostly plastic). I imagined a post apocalyptic world where tribal warriors dress adorn themselves with industrial materials that are no longer manufactured, yet more available than their organic counterparts.
Bought: 20 feet of clear vinyl tubing ($5), 500 purple zip ties ($30 for bag of 1000), one yard of purple shirting fabric ($10). Already owned: black turtleneck, black jeans, black Fessura shoes, one coat hanger, steel wire, scissors.