Halloween is only a few weeks away, but you have plenty of time to challenge yourself. Rather than pulling a repeat costume out of your closet or dressing as something like a witch, get out of the box. Design a look you can only achieve with prosthetics and makeup, spend time on YouTube studying tutorials, and start practicing. If you need inspiration, browse the “Special Effects, Prosthetic Make-up Effects and All Things Practical” group on Facebook.
Makeup artist Kenzie Gregg recently shared the above bat makeup. She made a foam latex mask, sculpted the ears, and did a ton of painting. It’s not like anything I’ve seen before.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.