This is a costume I made for my school's Hoops for Heart day, where whoever wore the most red got a prize. I was given a short amount of time and limited resources, so I did what I could and ended up with a pretty nice (and extremely cheap) samurai costume. It's made using nothing but construction paper, red sharpies, and cardboard.
But why did I go out of my way to make a costume like this?
About seven years ago, my grandmother was diagnosed with heart disease. She's been fighting it ever since then, and has made a huge improvement over how it used to be. To those who see my costumes on red day, they think I'm doing this for fun. To me, it is a promise. A promise that my grandmother will eventually be free of heart disease.
Live long, fight strong.