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.
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.