I've always wanted to create a samurai and cowboy mashup concept. I tried to bring together separate elements from both cultures in a way that balances and represents both equally. I love the black rimmed hats that Kurt Russell, Sam Elliot, Val Kilmer and Bill Paxton wore in Tombstone and thought the stark black combined with the red mask and armor elements would be captivating. I imagine this guy is the "Darth Vader" bad guy in his world. Although the detail elements are combined and derived from real life outfits, I wanted to stretch out his proportions to add style and to help create a dynamic silhouette.