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  • laurelhk commented on spookydonuts's instructable Color Changing Fiber Optic Fabric5 months ago
    Color Changing Fiber Optic Fabric

    Thanks so much for your prompt reply! Really appreciate it :-)I should have added I'm a parent costumer, not a student!I looked at the skirt you suggested. My only issue is you can still see the individual bulbs, which I was trying to avoid so the effect was more "magical".My husband is in tech and has access to "lots of the things". He has some ultra bright LEDs that he thought might provide enough light to show some glow under stage lights. Do you have any thoughts on this? Or were you already using ultrabrights?I can also ask our lighting designer to assist with perhaps dimming that part of the stage while the Fairy Godmother does her thing. My husband suggested he could put some sort of servo switch in her wand to activate the skirt while she's casting her spells...

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    Thanks so much for your prompt reply! Really appreciate it :-)I should have added I'm a parent costumer, not a student!I looked at the skirt you suggested. My only issue is you can still see the individual bulbs, which I was trying to avoid so the effect was more "magical".My husband is in tech and has access to "lots of the things". He has some ultra bright LEDs that he thought might provide enough light to show some glow under stage lights. Do you have any thoughts on this? Or were you already using ultrabrights?I can also ask our lighting designer to assist with perhaps dimming that part of the stage while the Fairy Godmother does her thing. My husband suggested he could put some sort of servo switch in her wand to activate the skirt while she's casting her spells. Sounds complicated to me!Cheers,Laurel

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  • laurelhk commented on spookydonuts's instructable Color Changing Fiber Optic Fabric5 months ago
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    Oh my goodness, this is AWESOME! I'm a high school costumer and really want to jazz up the Fairy Godmother for our upcoming Cinderella.Would it work to sew my garment and then weave the optic strands through afterwards? Was thinking of a white satin layer, covering every panel in tulle, and then weaving (of course keeping in mind connection points etc.Also, if we add a powerful enough battery/driver and I sand the fibers will they be visible under stage lighting? I want a subtle effect, doesn't have to be super bright. But I also don't want to go to all this trouble and have it not show up!Thanks!

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