Heath Ledger’s take on The Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight is the most popular version of the character I see cosplayed at conventions. Sometimes people pair the creepy makeup with regular clothes or a suit for a more casual cosplay of the villain. It’s not a terribly difficult look to re-create, and Tiffany of YouTube channel iHasCupquake has a helpful tutorial to guide you. It only takes a few colors of face paints and some red lipstick to become part of Batman’s rogues gallery.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.
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