Introduction: Samurai Homemade Armor

Hi I'm Ruog

I want to introduce you all my new armor. I've been making it for the last 6 years with my free time.

Is not still finish but it will be soon. I started it because I always like the samurai stuff but i cant afford to by myself an original or even a replica armor. Later, my brain started to think about the idea of making one with cheap but good materials and build it for less than 250 $ and I began to do it.

All the videos are in Spanish ( my mother tongue) but also has english subtitles.Anyway, if you dont understand something or you need help with some issues I'll be glad to answer your questions.

You can find here a small teaser of the final result.

Step 1: How to Start

I've made a lot of blueprints and research on the internet just to be able to begin. In here i condense every idea I've used

How to start

in you can find and download the patterns.

Step 2: Do

This part was very complicated, and very tricky because of the big amount of shoelaces I had to use, but the results worth it.


Step 3: Haidate

This is still unfinished. I will refresh it when its done.


Step 4: Suneate

Its also unfinished. I have to sew the bias tape,sew the fabric to tie it around my leg.


Step 5: Kote

I have to add some shoelace to attach it to my shoulder and to sew the inner layer to hide the sewing line but for the moment it's ok.

Step 6: Menpo

Apologies for the delay in uploading this part. I was very busy.

Step 7: Kabuto

Here I finally show you the most important part of a Samurai Armor. It differenciates Daimyos or leaders from the rest of the samurais.

Step 8: Stand

Still in development

Step 9: Hitatare

Still in development


akumabito made it! (author)2015-05-16

Thanks for sharing, Ruog! The armor looks great, and your videos are very helpful!

Ruog made it! (author)Ruog2015-06-25

Thank you very much! glad you like it.

Coenv4 made it! (author)Coenv42017-02-18

Could you mabey give the template's?

EastZex made it! (author)EastZex2016-03-29

I like that samurai armor but i confused

TobiasN15 made it! (author)2017-01-23

Is it posible to get a copy of your pattern?

Username In Use made it! (author)2016-11-05

Why must pdf download be premium!?

AdamM145 made it! (author)2016-05-18

I am planning to make a step by step tutorial if you can please support.

ChristopheT3 made it! (author)2015-10-23

Greetings Sir,

I love this piece and have been trying to download the actual patterns . The link above does not seem to work. Is there another place to get this pattern?

Cristian J.A made it! (author)Cristian J.A2016-04-25

I think that the correct address is:

EastZex made it! (author)2016-03-29

Wow, that was cool! I hope i can finish my my date masamune's surai armor!!

EastZex made it! (author)EastZex2016-03-29


kaiyo made it! (author)2015-10-25

Wow, looks like real samurai!!
It is almost the same as my "red" miniature armor.

Involved Observer made it! (author)2015-01-05

I like what I see so far - can't wait for you to post the rest!