Sewing, crafting, and building are all solid costuming skills – but so is being resourceful. Cosplayer WonWon of The Sisters Mischief has at least some of the knowledge mentioned but when under a tight deadline, she put together the above Captain America costume with found items. It doesn’t make her costume any less impressive and though people new to the hobby should always try to learn new skills, putting together costumes from clothing pieces you find in thrift shops is a wonderful way to get into it. Here’s where WonWon tracked everything down:
-The helmet was my dad’s – I spray-painted it blue and hand painted the on ‘A’
-I ordered the goggles off of Ebay for just a few dollars and gave them a weathered look by literally rubbing mud (and some paint) on them
-The undershirt was printed by In Shining Armor Designs
-I ordered the bomber jacket from Ebay for $20ish dollars
-Cargo pants – thrift store for $5
-Boots from Target
-Vintage WW2 Spats from Etsy
-Suspenders – Military Surplus Store
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.