Becoming Big Bird from Sesame Street is no small undertaking. The character towers over everyone, and when Replica Prop Forum (RPF) user georgecosplay made a replica, he designed it to be over seven feet tall. Wow. He fabricated the entirety of the costume from the eyes on the head to the frame underneath the body. Big Bird’s skin is made from yellow fleece and covered with about 3,000 feathers. Though much of the cosplay construction sounds challenging, I’m guessing the most tedious part was applying the feathers. George did so by hand; he glued each feather onto the fleece individually.
Learn more about the build and view design notes at The RPF and see more George’s costumes on Instagram.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.