Picture of DIY LED light-up Tardis Fascinator hat
This past Halloween I finally made my very own Tardis costume, from the longest running science fiction show, Doctor Who. I've seen so many versions of this costume that I wanted to try my own and make something unique. For this Instructable I'm going to focus on how to make the LED fascinator from the top of the Tardis!
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Step 1: Materials

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Most of the materials I used were leftover from other projects or scavenged from my kitchen, except for the ones that have links. 

- material for the base: flexible, flat plastic or copper wire and copper sheeting
- spice jar or other housing
- Goo Gone (if necessary)
- sandpaper
- black acrylic paint
- three, bright white LEDs
- three, 150 ohm resistors 
- solid-core wire
- 2 coin batteries and battery holder
- electrical tape
- small piece of foam
- hair comb or hair band

- scissors
- hot glue gun
- hacksaw
- paint brush
- soldering station and solder

Step 2: Make the base

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For the original design, I made the base out of copper sheeting and outlined it with copper wire, but it would be much easier to use plastic for the base.

Cut an oval out of your plastic. Make small cuts on two sides (see the second image) and hot glue them together to create a slight concave shape. You may paint the top surface if you'd like. For the original, I used the leftover blue fabric from my skirt so it would match. 
cerberii11 months ago

Are you infinitely bigger on the inside? Some kind of 5th dimension thing I presume? LOLLzz Kegels can't help you...

Hinesdarrel11 months ago

Hey great post. The hat is superbly designed using the LEDs. Thank you for including the pictures showing the steps for making this hat. The LEDs must be used very carefully because of their small size.
Jake Maverick11 months ago

I love Dr Who to, and awesome costume! But I am left wondering a you get any 'unwanted attention'/ assaults by people reading that sign on the skirt and taking it literally? ;-)

xD, "Free for use of Public"

ianheavy11 months ago

Brilliant, what a great outfit for a Time and Relative Date in Space!

lbulloff11 months ago
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! Yay!
newbeatle12 months ago

i have an suggestion to improve the little hat you made it, why don't you use those leds that glow in blue and red automatically ? can be feed on 3v .

newbeatle12 months ago

what a beautifull model !!! and interesting instructable too :P

The whole outfit is awesome.
coolsista912 months ago
:O woah where I am it's the races (stpats) and I know lots of ppl who would like this!!! #FAVE!!
bagnitsch12 months ago

I love when cool things are made from "trash." Don't watch Dr. Who but this is cool.

blueangelical12 months ago
I must admit, I only viewed it because I thought your face was absolutely beautiful. Nice ible though all the same :-)
kenbob12 months ago

So wierd. So love it. Sending link to my daughters :)

Great job!

kemcelroy (author)  kenbob12 months ago

Thanks! I hope your daughters like it too!

jmatthams12 months ago
love it!:) If only I'd known this before the 50th exhibition I went to! do you have the tutorial for the rest of the outfit at all?
kemcelroy (author)  jmatthams12 months ago

Thanks! I'm planning on posting a tutorial for the rest of the outfit after I finish grad school in May. It'll be up and ready well before Halloween and the beginning of the next season!