When you need an instant shot of costume-making inspiration, visit YouTube and search for cosplay music videos. I feature them regularly here at Adafruit because the videos are bite-sized servings of cosplayers and their work. This video captured by Inside the Magic at the most recent WonderCon showcases costumes featuring armor, masks, ball gowns, props, and more. The outfits are from a variety of comics and films, and some of them are quite complex — for example, there’s an Alice and Mad Hatter with a portable tea party set-up! Maybe one of them will trigger an idea or push you to get back to work on your next costume.
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.