Who doesn’t need a multi-colored armored spine just in time for the holidays? Sure, it makes a good cosplay addition, but it could also be used for other purposes. Perhaps the metallic armor is just the accessory you need to finally sit up straight in your office chair. Cyborgs certainly don’t slouch. You can buy your very own bionic glowing spine for $710-910, depending on the options you choose. What options are there for cyperpunk spines, you may ask. Well, the aluminum structure itself comes in either silver or black and has three sizes. So whether you need a small, medium, or large spine, the Etsy shop BionicConcepts has your back.
We saw this luminous tech on Technabob. The rig comes with a remote control to set the speed, brightness, and colors. And based on the Instagram feed, the designer has been working to improve it for years now. For those who want to incorporate cyberpunk aesthetic elements into their everyday lives, this Etsy artist has you covered from head to toe, front to back. The shop also sells wings, gauntlets, utility belts, and more items that bridge the divide between mechanical and fantastical.
The market for light-up cosplay pieces seem to expand every year as folks add new glowing accessories to their lives. Another great artist we learned about recently is Sophy Wong, who brings a colorful mixture of robotics and art to her 3D-printed pieces. But for those of us not crafty enough to make our own pieces, it’s nice to know Etsy has plenty of shops where we can spend our hard-earned cash on that perfect addition to our wardrobe.
Melissa is Nerdist’s science & technology staff writer. She also moderates “science of” panels at conventions and co-hosts Star Warsologies, a podcast about science and Star Wars. Follow her on Twitter @melissatruth.