Professional cosplayer Leon Chiro has made a ton of costumes. Ton is a very technical term. One of my favorites of his many looks (which you can see on Facebook) is his Terra cosplay from Kingdom Hearts. I admit I haven’t played the game, but I can still marvel at the build. Leon made the costume and giant Keyblade. Others helped with things like the pattern and lycra design, but Leon assembled it. He’s hard at work on the helmet, and he’s planning another Kingdom Hearts cosplay for later in the year.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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