If you’re planning to take any sort of prop to a convention, be sure to visit the convention’s website and read their costume policy. If you can’t find one, contact them through their site or social media because you don’t want to pour a ton of work into a prop only to arrive at the convention and be told to take it back to your vehicle or home. Safety restrictions meant a Harley Quinn cosplayer couldn’t carry a precise replica of the character’s wooden bat in Suicide Squad. Instead, she commissioned VFX Foam to make one for her from acceptable materials — which also works out because it likely made the bat lighter and easier to carry.
Customer opted to go with a foam bat due to strict convention rules about wooden bats/real weapons. We added a wood rod that runs down the center of the bat for structural rigidity and to give it a little weight. Wood-grain texture added by airbrush along with the graphics.
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.