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A project log for Guardians of the Galaxy Starlord Costume

my first attempt at a cosplay costume

John GriffithsJohn Griffiths 11/02/2016 at 00:250 Comments

Boots:

after wearing the whole get up for halloween i discovered the simple belt buckle clips for the boot thrusters would just keep swinging around so after thinking about it I think for the next incarnation I'll keep my eye out for some wellie boots at goodwill and sprays those dark black then apply a leather cover to the front, then for the boot thrusters rivet a metal clasp that houses ferrous magnets (with metal strips to either side) so the boot thrusters themselves can simply drop on to the boots and always have a perfect fit, like the movie.

Helmet:

Here i want to run the two neopixel discs via the mini arduino i have called a digispark, that hooked up to a microswitch on the side of the helmet to easily switch on and off the eye lights.

Also some kind of startup animation would be really cool, like the eye's are loading their own operating system. e.g. first like this => + then this => x then back to => x then slowly glowing up.

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