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.
Puppeting the venom symbiote is fun, but it’s even MORE fun to automate the prop with motors and motion sensors! Bill shows you how to achieve an awesome, hands-free movement effect.
Our buddies Evan & Katelyn came to visit the shop and they brought their awesome homemade water blaster! We decided it could do with a visual upgrade, so we rusted, weathered, and lit it up for an epic final look.
The Jazza VRtist costume now has lights! Check out how we made parts of our EVA Foam armor cosplay glow with LEDs.
Soldering electronics can be tedious. Follow along with Bill as he tours his new soldering workstation designed to make soldering more streamlined and safer!
Watch in horror as Bill bumbles his way through the final touches on the Blade Runner blaster kit! Follow along with some wiring and soldering, metal buffing, and the final assembly.
Brittany found a really cheap solution for a light up, voice modulated for Sweepy the robot! Bill shows you how he installed it in the helmet.
While Britt was hard at work on her Destiny robot costume, Bill did some basic wiring and soldering to make Sweepy’s eyes glow.
The last step in the epic Star-Lord helmet kit build is to add those iconic glowing eyes. Bill does some Dremel work, soldering, and assembly.
Bill finishes up the “Jazzaxe” build with some painting, leather work, and goes over the lighting solution.
For his Hand of Ragnaros, Sulfuras prop, Bill wires together a bunch of Neopixel lights to attach to an Arduino. This will create a neat pulsing effect for his World of Warcraft weapon!
Britt shows how she made the Fallout 4 Assaultron headpiece and how all the armor is assembled and attached to the undersuit.
Bill is joined by the fine folks at Adafruit! Noe and Pedro are stocked with valuable information about how to add electronics to costumes and props.