If you’re going to dress as Chell from Portal, it’s nice to have a GLaDOS or Wheatley to walk around with. This duo, cosplayed by Zoe and Bradley, went to Florida Supercon as the two characters and I love Bradley’s take on a human version of the artificial intelligence Wheatley. The Chell costume is also spot on, and Zoe pulled the costume together without using any patterns – except the orange jumpsuit. She explains on Tumblr:
I made both of the shirts, the wrist bandage and the leggings with no patterns and various types of jersey fabric. These were all either up-cycled pieces from my retired cosplays, or fabric that I had left over from other projects that I used to make these pieces from scratch.
The orange jumpsuit was bought from eBay for two reasons – I dislike making overalls, and with three other costumes to finish for the same deadline I was a little pressed for time. I chopped it up and took it in where appropriate to fit me better, then added off-white stripes to the sleeves. Bradley dirtied it up for me using paint and food colouring. If I had been cosplaying alone, I probably would have left the jumpsuit as it was, but after some discussion we both felt that leaving it pristine would look odd next to his battered and damaged Wheatley – so we put some thought into what areas of the jumpsuit would be grubby and I let him go to town!
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.