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I wanted to make an EL Wire dress after I worked with EL Wire on my cowboy boots. This project was super simple to make, and took almost no electronics skills to make this dress light up the night.

With just a few tools, and a glue gun, I was able to turn a sheer dress I already had into a galactic masterpiece.
 
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Step 1: Materials and Supplies

Picture of Materials and Supplies
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For this project I was able to use some of my existing clothes and modify them with the EL wire..

For this project I also used a hot glue gun, a sewing needle, and some clear thread - light weight fishing line could also work if necessary.

Step 2: Selecting the garment.

Picture of Selecting the garment.
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The hard part of this project was deciding which clothes I wanted to use! Once I started tinkering around with the EL wire I was so inspired by how I could integrate it into all my clothes.

I ended up settling with a sheer dress with a black slip, so the wire could only be visible if it was on. It ended up creating a really beautiful effect. And it was great to see how people reacted to the dress once I flipped the switch on the EL wire inverter.

Great job

nollie55123 days ago

wow great !!!

Letz RocK2 months ago
u selected Rocking cloth which suits perfectly glowing,simply mind blowing, marvelous
bmcniel2 months ago

Thats an awesome dress on a very pretty lady!!

Great job

Chanit02 months ago
you in last picture (spinning). that's beautiful.
suzwilson Chanit02 months ago

I agree! :)

huso5582 months ago

çok hoş sizi tebrik ederim :=;;))

PirateLabs2 months ago

Great concept and very well done. I love that dress. That was a great implementation of an excellent idea.

Bill

AngryRedhead3 months ago

1.) You chose an awesome print.

2.) You chose a dress with sheer fabric and lining.

3.) Genius! This actually looks like something I might be able to do even with my terrible soldering skills where a bit of solder turns into a pound of solder which is likely a product of my upbringing*.

Very lovely and easy! And I love the motion shot at the end! :D

*In my family, if you're going to build a doghouse, you're going to build
it entirely out of 2x4s (structure, siding, roof, floor, etc.) and a
million nails.

LOL, sound like my "upbringing"...the last doghouse I built was made of 2*6s and weighed about 120 pounds.

good mojo2 months ago

My 2013 Mardi Gras marching costume likes this

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audreyobscura (author)  good mojo2 months ago

So good! I love it. This stuff is fun to make pictures with too. I think I am going to make some EL wire/tape/panel light painting rigs.

mjenkins12 months ago

Fantastic boardwalk shot. It looks positively magical!

andrea biffi3 months ago

we live in future :-)

bob30303 months ago
I've always been intrigued by clothing or costumes using EL products. Your project looks very nice. I especially like your use of the material that resembles the night sky. Thank you for posting.

Awesome, like always! love the fabric print and the last picture :)

supereric3 months ago

So creative. And it looks wonderful.

LownIgnitus3 months ago
you may want to hand stitch the el wire in place if you plane to wash this. the hot glue might work for a bit, but it is no long term solution.
blkhawk3 months ago

I bet you were the "star" that night! I liked how you use the EL wire in so many ways. First your boots and now your dress. Great projects!

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