Cosplayer Fantalusy has made several costumes based on characters from Final Fantasy games. One of her recent ones is Savior from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. She made the giant sword from wood (WIP picture below), and while that is impressive, I particularly noted how she reused boots for cosplay. This is a great example of how you can be resourceful, use what you have on hand, and avoid spending more money:
Goodbye my old winter boots and hello my new Lightning boots.
Now I call myself ‘garbage recycler’…because I just grab whatever I found in the house: a pair of old worn out boots, I wouldn’t let them go if they didn’t have broken inside! I recycled the belts came with a hand bag (still don’t understand why they make replaceable belt extensions since girls never carry fashion bags like school bags) Fake chocolate color leather I previously own, then put everything together I got this pair of battle boots. Took one evening to make. The first layer was painted with wrong color – ah..I should never trust the light in my room so I repainted everything – luckily I found that out before making the other side.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.