Another day, another World of Warcraft costume. I stumbled across another fantastic one, and the build has so many exacting components that it should be shared. Like several other female characters, Alexstrasza the Life-Binder has an insubstantial costume but what’s there is detailed, creative, and a challenge for cosplayers to replicate. The outfit has armor, boots, an elaborate hairstyle, horns, a cape, a crown, a collar, and giant gems. That’s a lot of different materials and some of the pieces have to be designed in such a way that they won’t slip. Cosplayer Tina Marie Riis rose to the challenge.
Alexstrasza was Riis’ first “real armor cosplay,” and she used Worbla for the majority of the bigger pieces as well as smaller details like the character’s claws. For the horns, she made the base by spraying expanding foam onto a chicken wire form and covered them with paper mache.
Riis used resin for the gems and decided to add an extra touch with electronics. She used LEDs to light all of the gems to make them appear as if they are glowing.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.