Raiden is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Based on the Japanese thunder god, Raijin, and portrayed in the series canon as the thunder god and appointed protector of Earthrealm, Raiden defends the planet from myriad otherworldly threats alongside his handpicked warriors. He commands many supernatural abilities such as teleportation, flight, and control of the elements.
Being a Mortal Kombat fan since childhood and Raiden being by favorite chracter I decided to make a costume that would be pretty similar to his. His thundering eyes and his orb that he uses as a weapon were my main goal to achieve. I ordered the costume from wallmart and concentrated on making his Thundering eyes and orb.
IDEATION AND SKETCHING
This orb uses a capacitve sensor which is a copper wire, so whenever someone touches the wire the orb lights up.
Plastic christmas decoration for the orb
20 piece SMD leds Blue
1 strip of neopixel leds