C2E2 took place in Chicago just about two weeks ago, and the convention featured a number of cosplayers among its tens of thousands of attendees. YouTuber mineralblu caught some examples of fantastic costumes in an eight minute video. You’ll see some convention standards like Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Disney princesses and villains, but also some costumes you don’t see often — there’s a Funko Pop! version of Thanos, steampunk superheroes, a spot on Te Fiti from Moana, and more. Hopefully you’ll find some cosplay inspiration.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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