Raven from Teen Titans is one of those characters I see cosplayers dressed as all the time at conventions. I haven’t recorded any hard data, but the costume is probably in the top five or ten of the most popular choices for cosplayers. Raven is a half-demon and half-human with a costume that looks simple but is actually tricky to make. Emi crafted a Raven outfit by hand and documented each step from the wig to the communicator with several photos. Since the costume has different components such as fabric, resin, and metal, Emi’s notes cover a lot of ground.
Here are her notes about the cape:
The first picture of the cape shows it just with the individual pieces pinned to the dress form. It shows off the asymmetrical design of the opening of her cape. I still have a little bit of tweaking i want to do with that, but I think it’s going to turn out well, especially with the addition of her broach.
I also added a picture of my final version of the hood, before i attached it to the cape with pins. This is most just to show the shape to any who are interested.
Learn more about making a Raven costume at Emi’s Tumblr.
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
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.