Have you met the legendary outlaw Starlord? The leader of the team in Guardians of the Galaxy (well, he’s mostly the leader) has an easy to spot mask and coat, and cosplayer Vancouver Starlord nails it. He acquired the helmet from SoloRoboto — they make cosplay props and replicas. Vancouver Starlord then combined the pre-made helmet with a modified jacket. He purchased a jacket online and put time into alterations:
we got a not-movie accurate jacket from a seller and then spent about a month and a half (not solid hours, we both work and I also have university) getting the jacket fitted and tailored to a better fit and shape and then sewing the surface detailing by hand, painting and adding leather to places that were necessary and creating the shoulder plates. If you want just the base jacket there’s a lot of different styles all over the place.
You can see a couple of pictures below and more on Facebook. I find the ensemble to be an excellent example of combining the ready-made with crafting techniques.
Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards
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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.