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Materials you'll need (Heavy usage of EL wire):
3 x 50' Sky Blue EL Wire - $225
Gloves - $10
Shoulder Pads $65
Shin guards $15
Wet Suit $25
Arm pads $10
X-Acto Knife $5.99
Needle Pack $2.29
Translucent Thread $2.49
E-6000 Glue $7.49
Gorilla Tape $9.99
Total Cost w/ tax - $463.58
Step 1: Design Your Wet Suit
Step 2: Measure How Much EL Wire You Need
Tip: To be safe, leave yourself with extra wire while soldering so that in the case of any errors, there is enough space to re-solder the EL wire.
Step 3: Drill Holes Into the Guards
Tip: Sewing along stretchable material should be avoided to ensure that the costume does not wear out quickly.
Step 4: Shin Guards/Pants
Start with the tip that isn't soldered on one side of the shin guards. Sew the translucent thread around the EL wire as you flex the wire around the edges of the shin guards. Keep repeating the same step until you have reached back to the top of the shin guard. There should be an extra 4-6 inches at the end so the input can reach the output.
Before starting on the pants, make sure the output is located on the hip of the pants. Start sewing the EL wire onto the borders of the top padding. The wires should connect with the bottom padding. As you can see, three holes were made to loop the EL wire in and out of the padding of the pants in accordance to the design.
Step 5: Shoulder Pads
Use E-6000 glue on parts that can't be sewn onto. Sew the EL wire onto the velcro to make the EL wire stable. Make sure you pull the EL wire to make it stiff before sewing.
Step 6: Helmet and Disc
Use a dremel to create a groove for the wire to sit on (Refer to additional picture). Next, apply E-6000 glue and move the EL wire along the groove of the helmet. Make sure you tape as you go. Remember to let the glue sit for 72 hours to dry.