Step 8: Step Seven: Adding El Wire
There are multiple instructables and youtube videos on how to cut and solder el wire, which is something that those of you who buy more then a foot of wire will have to do. Visit http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Full-How-Too-Manual-For-EL-Electroluminesce/ to learn everything you need to know in order to complete this project.
The method I used to wire the el lighting was to drill holes at the end of a previously scoured groove made prior to painting. I then fed the el wire through the holes and aligned it in the groove that was made to hold it, I fixed it in place with small dabs of superglue gel in the groove. I ultimately decided to make a long enough wire to lead down to the control box in my pocket. I used two pieces of black 22 gauge wire and used cm long heat shrink tubing ever 6 inches to hold the two wires together.
In the end you have an absolutely awesome and professional looking helmet that is sure to wow tron fans and will surely get you noticed at halloween parties. Be on the look out for my instructable covering the body suit to match this helmet. And thanks for checking out my first instructable!