Jaemin’s Halloween Progress

  • WALL-E goggle
    • Eyes : 3d printed. I’ll add layers to it to make it look like a camera lens
    • Structure : carved two blue foam blocks. I need to drill holes for the eyes and wiring for circuits
    • Band : need to add stretchy bands for assembly and to wear
  • Circuit
    • NeoPixel : changed to use LED strip (8LEDs) instead of 8X8 matrix
  • Code
    • Blinking blue LEDs : changed to blinking animation effect instead of heart emoji for look more like WALL-E character

Cheryl’s Halloween Progress

For my halloween costume, I am going to make a Opera mask accessory. I painted the mask with a white base, and the three main colors that I will be using is black, white, and red. I am going to fill in the black, and add more layers so the paint do not sheer, next, I’ll touch up with white paint, and probably apply gloss coat. I also ordered a wig which I’ll attach it to the back of the mask to make it feel more creepy.

I wanted the light to represent tears so I made the delay pretty short, and the light will light up from top to bottom on a loop, and the color changes every round. Since the mask is only in white, red, and black. I am still exploring the right color combination to make it feel coherent.


Next step:

-Solder the light to gemma & battery.

-Continue to work on the mask

-Adjust the brightness of the light (top=dim top= bright)

-Attach the wig to the mask

-Attach a strap on the mask so it could be carried as a “crossbody bag”.

Cathy Halloween Progress


Step 1 – Prepare all the materials(Use Arduino to instead of Gemma during testing level)

Step 2 – Wire length measurement and soldering

Step 3 – Try coding(working in progress, will update to the post later today!)

Material List

  • Costume(done)
  • Diffusion paper(done)
  • Rubber piece(done with blue foam + gloves)
  • 10-12 inches Steel tube(done)
  • Red Long LED Strip(done)
  • Long clear wipe(Canal Plastic)

Giancarlo’s Qui-Got Jinn Halloween Costume Progress

Wow, this is my third time changing Star Wars characters. Last week I mentioned that I was doing Obi-Wan, but I officially changed to Qui-Gon. After speaking with everyone, this one makes most sense — I have long hair, my favorite color is green (for the lightsaber), and the brown robe is perfect.

In terms of lightsabers, I currently have two different prototypes that I’m considering. Both were made on the lathe and will be spray painted black and silver for accents.

Here’s a progress shot of my Arduino and NeoPixel in the lightsaber.

Aside from that, I’m using some black washers, black and silver rust-o-leum spray paint, and polycarbonate tubing (that I will purchase from Canal Plastics with the lightsaber crew — Erika, Cathy and Liam).

Overall, this project has been super fun and drilling though the lightsaber was a lot less intimidating/difficult than I thought.

Charvi’s Halloween Costume Progress

I got two types of red coloured papers from Blick to experiment with my roses for Frida’s famous headdress. One is a easier to manipulate and create a more realistic looking rose but does not provide enough penetration of light. The other one is made out of a gel sheet and does not fold that easily but might look nicer at night with the LEDs on.

Liam’s Halloween Progress

After serious deliberations over who makes the most sense playing each character, and the addition of Kristina to our costume group, I have decided to switch my role from Qui-Gon Jinn, to Luke Skywalker in “Return of the Jedi.”

The intention of this project is to bring back to life my childhood wonder in fantasy that is Star Wars. We have grouped up in order to portray multiple characters in order to world build. We will also be choreographing a fight scene for the parade.

Luke Skywalker, Episode 6


For the outfit bottom I’ll be toting black rain boots and slim black pants. For the top I will be wearing a black long sleeve shirt and a black Nuru vest that own from India. I will also be raiding my moms closet for a chunky black belt.


Luke’s Lightsaber Replica

The first object as the part of my “Luke” costume is the lightsaber. I am about half to completing the handle, which I have carved into a wooden dowel using the workshop Lathe. I need to make the indented ribbing as well as cut off the top and bottom base used for securing it in the Lathe.

After the design is done, I will bore a 1/4″ hole thru the center of the handle allowing for the wires to run from the NeoPixel strip in the sword, to the battery at the bottom.

For the light part of the sword I will be using a clear polycarbonate tube 1″ in diameter and cutting it down to about 28″. I have bought a sheet of somewhat opaque “drafting paper” which I will roll up and slide into the piece of tubing. This will diffuse the light and give the sense that my lightsaber is actually glowing!

Diffusion Paper & Circuit Materials

Materials List

  • Wooden Dowel
  • Polycarbonate Tubing
  • Gemma
  • Electrical Wires
  • 3.7V Battery
  • 29.5″ NeoPixel Strip
  • Button

Other materials needed for the lightsaber:

  • Black rubber washers
  • Chrome spray paint (Silver & Gold)

Circuit Diagram

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:???

Edna Mode

My original idea was to be Sailor Saturn but unfortunately, the main costume won’t be delivered in time so I’ve decided to change to the character Edna Mode from The Incredibles instead.

I will be using a LED light bulb as the tip of her cigarette and have LED a strip running along the inside of the V-shaped pink neck piece.



Shopping list:

1. Cigarette holder
– Red LED bulb – check
– Hollowed bamboo straw – on the way
– cardboard – check
– paint – check
– battery – ?

2. Neck piece
– Satin pink fabric – still need to buy
– LED strip – on the way
– Velcro – check
– Wire – check
– Poly-fill – check
– Arduino – check

3. Other part of the costume
– Glasses – on the way
– Blazer – check
– Dress – check
– Tights – check

Achi’s Halloween Costume

For my Halloween costume/prop I’ll be making Dr. Strange’s Eye of Agamotto with the time stone inside. Here’s a list of things I have to buy to make this possible.

Eye of Agamotto:

  1. 3D printed Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1929165
  2. Green Rhinestone (Maybe diffuses the light): https://www.michaels.com/green-and-clear-cluster-adhesive-rhinestones-by-recollections/10176297.html
  3. Green Film (if the Rhinestone is not enough): https://www.amazon.com/Pangda-Colored-Overlays-Correction-Transparent/dp/B07JNSPYFB/ref=asc_df_B07JNSPYFB/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241898902709&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15482232767197145636&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9067609&hvtargid=pla-585392594577&psc=1
  4. Leather Cord: https://www.amazon.com/Braided-Leather-Regenerated-Beading-Jewelry/dp/B07L92RRFX/ref=asc_df_B07L92RRFX/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=344057226840&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14386048679210159467&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9060351&hvtargid=pla-758640840680&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=64633018970&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=344057226840&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14386048679210159467&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9060351&hvtargid=pla-758640840680


  1. Primer: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Painter-s-Touch-2X-12-oz-Flat-White-Primer-General-Purpose-Spray-Paint-334019/307244964
  2. Metallic Gold: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Stops-Rust-11-oz-Bright-Coat-Metallic-Gold-Spray-Paint-6-Pack-7710830/204758743
  3. Chrome Silver: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Stops-Rust-11-oz-Bright-Coat-Metallic-Aluminum-Spray-Paint-6-Pack-7715830/202058


  1. Gemma Board
  2. Single Green LED
  3. Battery
  4. Controller or on/off button?

Charvi’s Frida Kahlo Inspired Halloween Costume

My Halloween Costume is inspired by Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter known for her imaginative self-portraits, unique personal style and floral hair accessories.

For Halloween, I would like to recreate the red-on-red look from one of her iconic images shot at her home, Casa Azul (The Blue House), in Mexico City.

Outfit Details

I could not find the whole image of her outfit from this photo shoot, but based on my research (https://in.pinterest.com/charvishrimali/frida-kahlo/), her style mostly consisted of a puffed cotton blouse and flared skirt or a layered dress, and always a shawl.

From my own wardrobe

  1. A cotton hand-block printed maxi dress from Anokhi
  2. A maroon embroidered shawl
  3. Red Petticoat or skirt under the the dress to add volume
  4. Layered chunky necklaces
  5. An eyebrow pencil to recreate her signature unibrow look

To buy

  1. Wide headband to form the base of the flowers from Micheals – https://www.amazon.com/Black-Satin-Headband-Motique-Accessories/dp/B00TYNS8DK ( Something like this)
  2. Pink and Red Paper from Blick Materials for Roses
  3. 5 Red LEDs


  1. Make paper roses using this guide – https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-Real-Looking-Paper-Roses/
  2. Set up the circuit on the headband
  3. Place LEDs inside the paper roses
  4. Program the lights to fade and glow up slowly

Materials used

5 Red LEDs, Arduino, Wire, Battery Pack, Resistors, Soldering Iron

TinkerCad Circuit

I am yet to figure out how to integrate the arduino fading/glowing technique and hide away the battery pack inside the costume.