Paint Chipping and Weathering Technique for Cosplay
Working on a costume or cosplay prop that needs to look beat-up and like it’s older than a day? You can always simulate chipping and weathering but as Will Morgan of WM Armory points out, it’s more realistic to actually chip or scratch the paint. The catch is you have to apply these touches without ruining all your hard work. He recently shared a technique that will both protect your work and make it look aged. It involves masking compounds like latex masking fluid, Vaseline, and even mustard. You basically use the material to add layers to your armor or prop and manipulate it from there. The below photo shows it after a couple of steps, and the above photo shows the finished item. You can read the full process at his blog.
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.