Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy premieres in theaters tomorrow, August 1st, and I strongly feel that Rocket Raccoon is going to rocket in popularity. The alien is already featured in toys and merchandise for the film, and he’s got an interesting personality that I think will reel people in. Cyber Bunny Cosplay put together a great Rocket costume earlier this year, and she looks amazing as the gun-toting creature. She used fur, modified motorcycle gear, an orange prison-style jumpsuit, and a creepy plastic raccoon mask that she covered with faux fur. That giant gun? Made with a prop weapon base and four water bottles. There’s plenty of creativity on display in her work in progress album for the costume.
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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