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.
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.