Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #59: NES Xbox One Controller, Piano-Controlled Tekken, Wonderful 101 Cosplay

[Welcome again to Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear! This is a weekly feature wherein I shine the spotlight on three of the best custom-made, video game-inspired projects I’ve come across this week. Whatever the game and whether it’s art, crafts, toys, cosplay, animations or anything creative, if it’s awesome enough I’ll share with you wonderful readers!]

NES Xbox One Controller

Almost 30 years later and the Nintendo Entertainment System is still receiving love and appreciation across the internet. And who could blame positively the outspoken critics? No one rightly could, when we consider we’re talking about the console that not only spurred the entire gaming industry as we know it, but remains timeless in its design.

Reddit user alechere would surely agree, as they repainted their brand new Xbox One controller to give it the NES pad design. Complete with bright red face buttons and retro-style lines. The controller even has the classic white outline on the D-Pad!

Piano-Controlled Tekken

2D fighting games and classical instruments aren’t something I regularly imagine combining together, and yet Vimeo user Geoffery “” Futerl’s marriage of his love for music and virtual brawling has created something very unique, clever and impressive.

The TekkenPiano” is the result of his interaction design project, which allows a piano to control the input of an Xbox 360. This means he is able to pull off combos with the many musical keys at his disposal. He’s pretty good at it, too–he demonstrates his victory on an online match using the piano. Show-off.


Wonderful 101 Cosplay

It’s a shame that The Wonderful 101  didn’t sell as well as it did, because in my eyes it’s a system seller; unique, funny, charming and visually beautiful. If there’s one character I’d beg and petition to appear in the next Super Smash Bros. instalments, it would be the fearless leader of the Wonderful 100, Wonder Red. Being a huge fan of the game and its characters, it brings me great joy to see Red getting some attention in cosplay form.

Twitter user Sh7122maki shared these awesome, cinematic screenshots of himself dressed as Red, with incredibly accurate attention to detail. The mask, hairstyle, costume and cape are all flawless, to the point where I wish this was a movie. I think even Vorkken would agree that this is no “Blunder Red”.

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #58: Chocolate Sauce Art, Pokemon Crossing, Mario Parkour. You can find all our back articles here.

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