Loki has become a popular costume choice for women; I think I’ve seen more gender-bent interpretations of the costume than guys dressed as the character. Cosplayer Klayr de Gall is working on a version of the trickster’s outfit, and in addition to the wonderful in-progress photos she’s been posting, she also wrote a tutorial on painting the armor to make it look metallic. It appears she started with Worbla and only used gold and dark brown acrylic paint, brushes, and a tissue. The method is straightforward if a little time-consuming. Here’s a sampling of the tutorial:
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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