Cosplayer Team Fuu added a special touch to the axe she made for her Destiny Awoken Warlock costume. She drafted a pattern and after constructing it from EVA foam and a dowel rod. She incorporated a glowing element to the axe by using a light and a microcontroller from Adafruit. She explains:
This axe is my favorite prop to date, it lights up with a flickering inner flame, and breaks down into several pieces for easy transport. The axe head is insulation foam coated in epsilon with lights and a micro controller from adafruit, and then pvc pipe and eva foam for the details.The armor is eva foam and platsidip with sintra details, the coat is from a pattern I drafted specifically for this, base wig is from Arda.
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