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October 15, 2014 AT 3:00 am

Fursuit Gets LEDs #WearableWednesday

Maybe you’ve seen a fur character lately in your town, and you innocently thought it was someone from Chuck E. Cheese’s. People are getting costumes and pimping them out just because they can. They are entertaining kids, having meetup groups and creating zany videos — just take a look on YouTube for yourself.

My journey down this rabbit hole started when I found this video clip from Silver Wolf  talking about adding LEDs to a fur-headed friend. Then, I came across Silver Wolf’s earlier post showing a hacked tail on the same fur costume. Both sets of LEDs can react to music, which makes this costume perfect for dance competitions like that of Furry Weekend Atlanta.

You can get this look for your fursuit by using a FLORA, some NeoPixels and a mic. Our tutorial for Ampli-Tie offers everything you need to know for making LEDs dance to music, including some easy code to cut and paste. Order your electronic supplies now and you’ll be dancing old school to Thriller this Halloween with the largest soft circuit in your neighborhood. Well, it will either be that tune or Monster Mash — you decide. Pics please!



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