Working with LED Lights

In addition to her excellent books on Worbla and Wonderflex, Kamui Cosplay has written 2 books covering the basic and advanced principals of adding lights to your costumes and armor.

The Book of Cosplay Lights

Available Here: Do you want to make glowing LEDs, Gemstones or other costume effects? Look no further! Kamui gives detailed guides and tutorials. At 48 full colour pages, Kamui covers:
– Introduction to LEDs
– Understanding Electricity
– Calculating Resistors
– Serial and Parallel Connections
– Calculating Battery Lifespan
– Required Tools and Materials
– Troubleshooting
– Molding and Casting resin Gemstones with LEDs
– Building glowing Acrylic Spheres
– Lighting up Plexiglas
As well as the following work examples:
– Dani Moonstar (Marvel)
– Druid T9 (World of Warcraft)
– Protoss Wizard (Blizzard Crossover)

Advanced Lights – Animated LEDs

Available here. You want to create cool light up costumes but have no idea how? In this volume you’ll learn everything about working with animated RGB LED strips and how to create mesmerizing light effects for your props and cosplays. Choosing the right materials, soldering microcontroller circuits, ‘programming’ your very first LED strip and building it into your costume – every step from start to finish! And the best is: This book is still for beginners! No programming knowledge required!
At 48 full color pages, Kamui gives easy step-by-step guides, tutorials and explanations for the following points:
– Introduction to tools and materials
– All you need to know about LED strips
– Getting started with the Arduino UNO
– Working with the Arduino IDE
– Understanding and editing the code
– Crawling, color changing, pulsing and blinking effects
– Wiring your very first circuit
– Working with different modes and switches
– Troubleshooting
– Diffusing materials
As well as the following work examples:
– Fallout 4 – Gauss Rifle
– World of Warcraft – Shadowmourne
– Heroes of the Storm – Nova