Something about Belle’s yellow ball gown takes me back. Growing up, she was one of my most beloved characters. Like many other girls, I related to the character from Beauty and the Beast because I always had my nose stuck in a book. Forget about the prince business, I was envious of the bookseller giving her a book. What sort of magical place was this?
Given all that, I can never resist a beautifully made Belle costume and this one by Analeigh Cosplay fits the bill. It’s elegant. She sewed it last summer and I can’t imagine the kind of work that went into replicating the detailed and full dress (she wears it with a petticoat and hoop skirt to emphasize the pouf).
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.