I created the armor by coating styrene with shiny black PVC fabric. (It took some creative darting to get the breastplate to curve the way real kendo armor would.) The spikes on the shoulder were made out of epoxy putty. The kimono was made from red and white twill decorated with white acrylic paint, and the big fluffy "tail" was made from a length of fake fur that I rolled into a tube and stuffed. I made the sword by coating a length of craft wood with styrene plastic.