When you want to get into the cosplay scene, it can be intimidating to browse through pictures online — there are so many talented makers out there. Instead of worrying about never being “good enough,” get inspired. Don’t worry about what you can and can’t do when you start to build costumes, worry about what you can learn and try. The possibilities are endless and you can study and practice a variety of skills. Remember that everyone starts in relatively the same place and more experience means better results. Don’t let the idea of perfection hold you back.
If you’re in need of a costume boost, Kamui Cosplay has just the post for you. She shared a picture of her first costume in 2003 side by side with a costume she made in 2016. The comments on the images are filled with makers sharing similar progress pictures over the years and scrolling through them makes me want to cancel my weekend plans and stay in and create. We all learn. We all get better. Check out the post at Facebook.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.