Cathy’s Halloween Costume

This is Darth Vader in Star Wars!

Features of the costume

  • The helmet is the most important part of his suit. The most apparent purpose it serves is to help Vader breathe.
  • The rest of Vader’s suit is mostly made up of protective materials to shield his fragile body, which include garments, an armored breastplate, a girdle, and the system status belt.
  • A lightsaber in red.

Making Process

  • Step 1: Cut a 4-5 inches cuboid wood in the half, make a groove in both of pieces, and clue together.
  • Step 2: Make a specific shape with Wood Lathe Machine.
  • Step 3: Code in “buttoncycler” with 4 different modes(off, normal on, one by one, and vibration switch) on Gemma.
  • Step 4: Cut a long clear pipe(size TBD) and put NeoPixel strip inside of it. (TBD: light diffusion)
  • Step 5: Hide Gemma in a Pingpang ball on the bottom.
  • Step 6: Spray paint, the end!

Material List

  • Costume(done)
  • One PingPang ball(ask CA)
  • Long clear wipe(Home Depot)
  • Wood piece(VFL)
  • Red Long LED Strip(Check with Becky)
  • Coin-size Batteries(Amazon)

Have a Try on “ButtonCycler”

 case 0:
      colorWipe(strip.Color( 0, 0, 0), 50); // Black/off

 case 1:
      colorWipe(strip.Color(255,   0,   0), 50);    // Red

 case 2:
     void setup() {
      void loop() {
      for (int i=0; i < NUMPIXELS; i++) {
      pixels.setPixelColor(i, pixels.Color(255, 0, 0));;

 case 3:???

2 thoughts on “Cathy’s Halloween Costume”

  1. Cathy this is so great. I believe you and I should take a photo with our Lightsabers! We will be collaborating later!

  2. This is so exciting Cathy! It might be fun to do something different or maybe add some sound to the outfit since his voice and the dialogue “Luke, I am your father” is so iconic.

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