Cosplayer mel ell admired the cyberpunk and fantasy genre styles of various artists in comics and games. She was so inspired by the art that she used the pieces she saw as the base to come up with the cyberpunk design you see pictured above. Many elements are combined for an unforgettable look – including a color changing spine. I bet the cylons are jealous of her.
Some details on the ensemble:
The process was a lot of fun and took approximately 3 months of on-and-off planning and building.
The assembly is made from over 60 parts designed in Solidworks and sewn/cut/glued/laser-cut/heat-formed using various techniques.
The costume includes color changing LEDs on the spine and front that are controlled by an Arduino microcontroller and onboard RGB controllers (respectively), and is powered by 16 AA batteries, 1 LiPo rechargeable battery, two 2032 coin cells, and one 9-volt battery. In total there’s more than 70 LED’s on the entire costume and over 60 parts.