Cosplayer Ky0Miii, a.k.a. Ravenknight Kyriaki, recently made an impressive Sylvanas Windrunner costume for PAX Australia. It was her first full armor build. The World of Warcraft character has a richly colored costume and blue skin, and though the armor is skimpy like other World of Warcraft costumes, the design is striking… Just maybe not so practical.
Most armor builds I’ve seen lately mostly use Worbla, but Ky0miii primarily used EVA foam yoga mats. She did a great job shaping them and making pieces like the breastplate look seamless. Ky0miii accented the foam base with Worbla, Super Sculpey, Plastimake, and resin gems, and the result is a detailed set of armor. Here’s what she said about the finished costume:
Thoughts: The colours were kind of drained in this photo. The painting was rushed a night before the convention > <" definitely going to go back and spend more time properly painting and shading. A few details missing here and there and I will be needing to redo some of the armour fastenings to sit properly and not move as much. So for my next convention I plan to attend in 2015, I aim on getting the bow, quiver and arrows completed, the missing details added and refine the painting, proper application of the make up and cutting and styling of the wig and eyebrows. Overall I'm pretty happy of what I've accomplished especially with it being my first full armour costume. I hope to take awesome photos and do this character justice!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.