When cosplayers compete in costume masquerades at convention, a skit of some kind is usually required. It can be a monologue from whatever franchise the character is from, dancing, an original scene — the options are endless. Sometimes there’s a time limit, but when cosplayers are allowed to take their time, you never know what they’ll come up with. At San Diego Comic-Con this year, one group of Star Wars cosplayers went for the gold and combined the galaxy far, far away with the musical Newsies. The “King of the Force” is a parody of “King of New York,” and it’s creative and well done. It clearly took a lot of work to put together. One of the cosplayers — Sir Rogue — said:
We won the Judge’s Choice trophy award, and company awards from Lucasfilm (a bundle of Celebration merch), Robert Acer’s Entertainment award ($2000) and the new Will Eisner “Spirit of Storytelling” award ($500 and limited edition Eisner prints).
Costumes worn, designed and made by: Andrew, Caitlin, Jim, John, Mike, Rouge, Shea, Steph, Leann, Meredith and Russ.
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.