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I got the idea for this project here but added a small twist to make it machine washable. Being the practical person that I am, I just couldn’t do it any other way.

Step 1: What You Will Need

  • a hoodie (duh!)
  • electroluminescent wire (also known as EL wire) with inverter and batteries. You should be able to get about 2 meters (at least 6 feet) for less than $20 including the inverter if you buy it as a kit. The wire I used is 3 mm thick and I chose the aqua/turquiose color to get a nice Luke Skywalker kinda glow. You can also go full Vader with a red one if that’s your thing, or choose any of the other color options available.
  • velcro (a.k.a. hook and loop) - try and get it in a color that matches the hoodie. I used white because I figured it would reflect the light, making it look brighter and more diffused.
  • fishing line or something else that is preferably strong and clear (as in see-through). The one I used is 0.30 mm thick.
  • you’ll also need measuring tape and a sewing needle. No special skills or sewing machine needed.
<p>Doing this to mine</p><p>9 ft for $5</p><p>https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Neon-Glowing-Strobing-Electroluminescent/dp/B003J99JW4/ref=sr_1_35?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1489776755&amp;sr=8-35&amp;keywords=electroluminescent+wire+el+wire+blue </p>
<p>Awesome idea! Can't wait to make one for my son! I think I'll add a redstone glow to his favorite Minecraft hoodie :)</p>
<p>Velcro - nice solution dude! And now the same EL-wire is easily transferable into other projects. Sweet - thank you.</p>
<p>Thanks! You can also have multiple EL wires in different color and use whichever you're in the mood for.</p>
<p>this looks good, and proffesional.</p><p>Does the glow inside the hood make it hard to see out?</p>
<p>Thanks! No, the light is not that crisp, it's more diffused. Plus it's more on the side rather than in front of you.</p>
that's pretty cool and looks easy enough to make. I also appreciate your motivational comment at the end...good for you!

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