With all of our workshop materials packed up in a truck on the way to Baltimore, we’ve spent the last couple of days putting the finishing touches on our costumes for the tinkerer’s ball. The ball is a DIY-tie event and throughout the night, we will be helping guests deck themselves out in cardboard, fused plastic, super bright LEDs and soldered tiaras. So, for that night, instead of the usual tinkering studio team facilitating the activities, we’ll be inhabiting our alter egos of “Mr. T”, “tinker-bell”, “iron maiden”, and “the scorpion”. Walter built extending wings for his turn in the DJ booth and everyone else will be glowing, shining, or blinking. Needless to say, we’ll all look absolutely fabulous!
Luigi got inspired by Nicole’s zip-tie experiments and made ‘stunna shades’ with light up antennae.
Hopefully our guests will either bring their own tinkered ensembles or take advantage of the fashion extravaganza that night to join us on the ‘best-dressed’ list of the ball.