Wearable Tech / Cosplay
Ripley and Kane from Alien (October 2021)
This was a quick DIY which entailed buying some jumpsuits online and ironing/sewing on some Nostromo uniform patches I got from Etsy. Plus Liam got a rubber baby Xenomorph online and we thrifted some shirts and added fake blood to get the glorious chest bursting effect.
Leeloo Dallas (2019)
I made a costume of Leeloo Dallas from The Fifth Element this year! I fabricated a mold to cast the suspenders out of silicone so they are super stretchy!
Black Widow Costume (2016)
I used electroluminescent (EL) wire to make a light up Black Widow costume for Boston Comic Con. Photo with my brother who is my favorite con companion!
LED Prom Dress (2015)
Iron Man Suit (2014)
I’m a huge comic book fan and so I decided to cosplay as one of my favorite superheroes, Iron Man. Upon researching the different models of the Iron Man suit I decided to recreate the Rescue Mark 1616 suit worn by Pepper Potts. With my design in mind I created a list of features I wanted it to have, including an arc reactor that glows with my heart beat, two palm light emitters that glow in a programmed pattern, and foot light emitters that glow when my feet are lifted. Making this costume allowed me to utilize my mechanical engineering background in the physical construction of the suit, my electrical engineering experience in the wiring of the electronics of the suit, and my computer science knowledge in writing the code for the Arduino to control my electronics. This has been my most notable project to date because of its complexity, requiring approximately eighty hours to complete. Overall, it was just really fun to make, and I’m anxious to show it off at next summer’s Boston Comic Con.