It’s not easy to cosplay an alien. The effort usually requires a little extra work in the makeup and prosthetic department. Cosplay Amber Brite has experience crafting add-ons like lekku or headtails from the Star Wars universe. She recently applied those skills to making the headdress for an Ahsoka Tano costume. Ahsoka’s a Torgrutan and their headtails are different than that of Twi’leks. Amber, also known as Firelight Cosplay, made a mock design first before sculpting (you can see that picture below) the tails and then making the mold and casting them. Read more
Of all the characters on Star Wars Rebels, Sabine Wren probably has the coolest costume. The Mandalorian with artistic flair has a stylish helmet, a handful of armor pieces that are all painted differently and a relatively simple-looking shirt and pants. Read more
Star Wars Rebels gained a new villain in season two. The Seventh Sister was introduced as one of the Inquisitors; the intimidating force works for Darth Vader and hunts down Jedi and Force users. She wears a black costume accented with armor pieces and a distinctive helmet. Like all Inquisitors, she carries a red lightsaber. Read more
If you want to be a Sith or Jedi, you don’t have to base your costume on a character in the Star Wars universe. You can create your own take on an existing look or come up with something completely different. Issabel Cosplay designed an original Sith costume loosely inspired by some fan art of Asajj Ventress. She decided to make her Sith a Rattataki, which is similar to a Dathomirian (which is what Ventress is). Read more
As much as I appreciate the Rebel Alliance and the Jedi in the Star Wars saga, I have to admit the Empire has better costumes. The red costume worn by the Royal Guard — the elite force that protects Emperor Palpatine — has always caught my eye. Cosplayer Anaria worked with her husband to make a prequel trilogy era Royal Guard costume. Her husband worked on the helmet, and she made the robes. Read more
Plenty of fans are dressing up tonight for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They’re costuming as characters from the new film but also the original and prequel trilogies, as well as the animated series. Redditor TorsteinTheRed decided to cosplay as Kanan Jarrus from Star Wars Rebels. He combined everyday pants and a top with leather armor components. Read more
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.