Cosplay: Wearable Electronics and Props

Modern costume design is more than sewing and makeup. Programmable microcontrollers, designed for use in clothing and props, have opened up new avenues of creativity. This companion workshop to our popular Cosplay: Costume Design and Creation workshop, focuses on programming and wiring wearable electronics. You will learn to design props and costume elements that include microcontrollers, conductive thread, LEDs, and other components specially designed for use in textiles. Programming basics will be taught in order to allow you to add lights, sound, and motion to your cosplay character.

You will learn:

  • Proper wiring techniques using microcontrollers, conductive thread, and specialized fasteners
  • Basic programming of the Arduino microcontroller
  • Proper care and maintenance of wearable electronics


This course is open to students entering Grades 8 through 12.

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2017

Workshop hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.*

Art and Animation

Session 1*
June 26–July 7
Session 2
July 10–21
Session 3
July 24–Aug 4
Session 4
Aug 7–18
Cosplay: Wearable Electronics and Props n/a n/a n/a

Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.