I saw the new Tron: Legacy movie this weekend and LOVED IT! I may need a Tron costume in the future… but in the meantime, I went looking for cool EL wire projects. EL wire, short for electroluminescent wire, is a copper wire coated with phosphor that produces a 360 degree unbroken line of visible light (rather than points of light such as in a LED rope light). It’s a neat product that’s accessible for a lot of projects, including a costume I created, Juliet here. I used EL wire in the hem of the dress and in the swirly hat (as well as some fiber optics added to my wig!).
There are a lot of costumes out there that use EL wire – particularly the Tron costumes, but I wanted to take a look at what other projects were out there! Take a look as some of these amazing artworks and craft projects!
Loving this glowing jellyfish, created by Jason Eppink. I can totally see this reproduced for a lighting feature – it’s gorgeous!
Fantastic EL wire spider web by rogueg at Instructables! It’s delicate and still really functional as a light feature… or even just as a work of art by itself.
Okay, so I’m not totally over the Tron thing yet… Here’s an awesome and easy mod for a bag from Lady Ada!
What’s your favorite use for EL wire?