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I got them on eBay, this was the specific listing I bought: https://www.ebay.com/itm/183233760149?ViewItem=&item=183233760149
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Thank you! And thanks for reminding me, I'll add that to the materials step. My estimate is around 30 hours, with at least 10 of those going towards weaving the fibers into the tulle. The cost was around $80 total: $15 for a 500 foot spool of fiber optics, $14 for a string of ~60 LEDs (I only needed ~18), $10 for the Gemma, $15 for the lithium battery, and $25 for fabric. Your milage will vary a lot depending on the length of your design. The long skirt and fancier fabric added a fair amount to the price tag, but a short skirt or dress could be pretty reasonable.
I completely agree, thanks for the suggestion! If the LEDs are small enough and the waistband is large enough, the tulle layer could be snapped/zippered/velcroed on top and then just covered up. That would also help the look convert to daytime wear -- I was a little sad that my sparkly organza was covered up by the plastic cables in full lighting.
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