Happy Halloween: Vol. 5
Been thinking about that perfect Halloween costume? Sure, you could go to a store or online and order something, but what fun would that be? You want something special – uniquely yours, right? We’re here to help you make your very own Halloween costume and light up the night!
Not sure how to get started with creating wearable tech and your own costume? We have Lilypad in our Tool Library! Lilypad is a set of sewable electronic pieces which will help you build soft interactive textiles. There is a small programmable computer, conductive thread, LED lights, battery and battery holder, conductive fabric and more – all you need to get started working with wearable tech! Make : Wearable Electronics will help you learn the skills you need! Once you get the hang of it – you can make your own light-up dress like the one Lupita Nyong’o wore at a Star Wars© promotional event!
Butterfly Dress designed by Alexander Reeder
Perhaps you are going dressed as a “social butterfly.” What could be better than a dress with butterflies that actually flap their wings? If you are interested in wearable tech that utilizes motors, both Make: Wearable Electronics and Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists can help you learn to do just that!
Maybe a light saber more your style? makezine.com has several DIY lightsabers (from Padawan to Jedi Master!). With MaKey MaKey (available in our Tool Library!), you can make the light saber sounds!
Mjolnir – Thor’s Hammer
Always dreamed of being Thor? Check out this video and then read up on fingerprint scanners in Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics to see how the DIY Thor’s hammer is created! Visit instructables for more superhero LED wearables!
Whatever your costume ideas are we have the resources to help you really stand out!
Two of the many resources we have available to help you make that truly unique costume!
Hartman, Kate. 2014. Make : Wearable electronics. Sebastopol, CA : Maker Media. Engineering Library QA76.592 .H37 2014
Light Saber. 2008. Scratch
Ulaby, Fawwaz T. 2015. Fundamentals of applied electromagnetics. Boston : Pearson Education, Inc. Engineering Library QC760 .U49 2015
Lupita Nyong’o wore a light-up dress programmed by young women, and it was stunning. June 16, 2016. The Viral Beat
Cho, Gilsoo, editor. 2010. Smart clothing : technology and applications. Boca Raton, Fla : CRC ; London : Taylor & Francis distributor. Engineering Library QA76.592 .S63 2010
Tao, Xioming, editor. 2005. Wearable electronics and photonics. Cambridge : Woodhead ; Boca Raton FL : CRC Press. Engineering Library QA76.592 .W43 2005
The Galaxy Dress. cutecircuit.com Date accessed Oct. 18, 2016
6 Ways to Light Up Your Halloween Costume. Make: Explore Maker Camp. makezine.com Date accessed Oct. 19, 2016
McCann, J. and Bryson, D, editors. 2009. Smart clothes and wearable technology. Oxford : Woodhead Publishing. Engineering Library TT497 .S58 2009b
Pedersen, Isabel. 2013. Ready to wear : a rhetoric of wearable computers and reality-shifting media. Anderson, South Carolina : Parlor Press. Engineering Library AQ76.592 .P43 2013.
Let’s Make DIY wearables wearables. instructables.com. Date Accessed Oct. 20, 2016
To code your own ZAC Zac Posen dress that Lupita Nyong’o wore:
Projects : Check out some of the amazing things you can do with code
. Made w/Code Google
Date Accessed Oct. 19, 2016