Here’s the video collection of our prop and costume builds that include electronics. We still have a lot to learn about wiring, soldering, and arduino projects, but that’s part of the fun! Bill goes over some lighting basics in his Foamsmith: How to Create Foam Armor Costumes eBook. Also Kamui Cosplay has a great eBook for lighting called The Book of Cosplay Lights.
Build for the Borderlands 2 Hyperion Plasma caster. I used layered MDF for the base and cast resin pieces for the repetitive parts.
I made a prop replica Illidan’s Warglaive of Azzinoth from WoW with a glowing acrylic layer.
I made a glowing Protoss Pylon Lamp with cast resin!