Wearables and Cosplay from Emerald City Comic Con #WearableWednesday
Thanks to Richard for sending in this write up of some of the great cosplay and wearables on display at Emerald City’s Comic Con.
…Our Richard Albritton went this year as an original creation: the post-apocalyptic Cyber War Monk. The crowning piece of his costume was undoubtedly his warhammer however, which some of you may remember from a ways back. The warhammer pictured is actually Richard’s “revision B,” and was completely remade from EVA foam, plastidip, spools of neopixel LEDs, an accelerometer, and several microcontrollers to drive its lights and motion-activated sounds.
Aside from showing off a cool prop hammer to fellow cosplayers, the real kick came in showing that it could also make unique noises if you spun it or struck it. Most were hesitant to hit it though, as they figured any roughness might break it (which is a respectable instinct, given the fragility of most costumes). As the hammer was designed to be beat up in LARP battles (live action role playing) however, it’s made to be ultra durable. Bash away!
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