Relive the Neverending Story with This Atreyu and Falkor Costume
Remember The Neverending Story? I’m afraid to go back and rewatch it through adult eyes, so it lives perfectly in my memory. Instructables user laurakenora took her appreciation for the film to the next step by building an Atreyu riding Falkor costume, and it gives me all sorts of nostalgic feelings. To build the Luckdragon, she used wire fencing, white fleece, white fur, suspenders, and styrofoam balls. Falkor’s skeleton was made from garden fencing, and to cover it in fur, she took the following steps:
-Now that you have the skeleton for the body you need to create a “skin” to attach the fur. If your fencing holes are pretty big, you may want to stuff Falcor’s legs with a little newspaper to give them shape.
-Next you will need to cover the entire body with paper that will act as Falcor’s skin. I used cut up paper bags. Duct tape them to the wire skeleton.
-For Falcor’s fur use spray glue to attach it to the “skin.” Do as big of sections of fur as you can manage at a time. This will leave less seems. I chose to put white fleece on Falcor’s legs and fur all over his body. You can do any combination of fur and fleece that you like.
-For the tail, I made a cylinder shape with the white fur and tapered it at the end. I used a combination of spray glue and safety pins to get the tail into its shape. I painted the safety pins with white out so they wouldn’t show. Make sure you make the tail short enough that it won’t drag on the floor.
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.