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.