ASK AN ENGINEER is LIVE now! Click here to watch our weekly show with Ladyada!
0

How Cosplay Has Changed in the Last 14 Years

Morrigan Cosplay

As cosplay becomes ever more popular, it changes. That’s what happens to hobbies when more materials are more widely available than ever before. Gathering supplies to make your own costumes has never been so easy. Cosplayer Lauren Faits has been crafting her own costumes for 14 years, and she recently wrote about 14 things that have changed in that time. The number of cosplayers and the supporting market — including photographers — has grown hugely since then. Faits touches on how much easier it is to gather reference materials now, how wigs are simpler to find, and how there are more conventions to attend. She also mentions Worbla:

Worbla wasn’t invented yet. …Or at least it hadn’t come to America, I dunno. Now, we not only have Worbla’s Finest Art, we also have transparent AND black variants. What did people used to make armor out of? Well, we had craft foam/funky foam/foamies, cardboard, spray paint… but frankly, there wasn’t a lot of armor.

Read her article on Chicago Now to see how much cosplay has changed since the early 2000s.

Top photo: Faits as Morrigan in Dragon Age by Matthew Sperzel Photography


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.

Join 10,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

What do you want from CircuitPython in 2019?

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Designing hardware is hard. Designing a test jig can be harder.

Wearables — 5 meter fun

Electronics — Solder isn’t everything.

Biohacking — Beyond CBD and THC

Python for Microcontrollers — Python snakes its way to Makerdiary nRF52840, it’s full of stars, LumiDrive, and more…! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.