LittleBits Projects: Halloween Stick Figure Costume

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Introduction: LittleBits Projects: Halloween Stick Figure Costume

Visit the littleBits project page for more DIY project ideas.

With just a few snaps you can use littleBits to make instant interactive wearables: make your own light-up stick figure costume, glowing dinosaur hoodie, and more!

This project uses the Limited Edition Stick Figure Costume Pack we introduced for Halloween.

This pack is enough to trace a stick figure for a tiny human, or a hoodie version for a bigger human. Each light wire is 4 feet long and capable of being folded, bent, taped and sewn onto a variety of materials. The pulse module allows you to blink your light wires at a frequency of your choosing.

The light wire has been a crowd fave for our bitizens, using it to invent customized light-up costumes for years. Now we have a super easy way for everyone to make their own costume guaranteed to light up any costume party or trick-or-treating!

To make a stick figure that lights up and stays on

- Make your circuit of Battery-->Power-->Light Wires

- You can sew the light wires onto a dark piece of clothing or use the hook & loop Shoes to easily attach to clothing.

To make a light-up costume that blinks:

- Make your circuit of Battery-->Power-->Pulse-->Light Wires

- By adding the Pulse the lights will blink. Similar to the above, you can sew the modules to dark clothing or attach with the Shoes

Bits You Will Need:

Battery + Cable x 1

Power x 1

Pulse x 1

Pulse Wire x 2

Shoes x 1

Other Materials Used:

  • hoodie x 1
  • needle + thread x 1
  • sweatpants x 1

Step 1: Build the Circuit

Build this circuit: power + pulse + light wire + light wire.

Adjust the pulse to whatever speed you like. Use the hook & loop bitsnaps to secure your circuit so they don't separate. Use the adhesive hook & loop strip to adhere it to your material.

Step 2: Shape the Wire

Bend the lightwire into the shape of a stick figure. The lightwire is great because it holds the general shape once you bend it.

Step 3: Sew the Lightwire Into Place

Use a needle and thread to sew the lightwire into your clothing. We recommend light thread and dark fabric.

Step 4: Wear Your Costume!

Go forth and be spooky!

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lol, very cute costume. I think I might try making a dog version of it.

This is just to cute! :) May build this to be more visable while bicycling in the dark

Amazing! Looking forward to seeing your version

You have an awesome model! Also this is very cool, thanks for sharing!