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Incorporate EL Wire into Your Halloween Costume

Electroluminescent wire (or EL wire for short) is a low-voltage and low-heat way to add some dramatic lighting effects to your Halloween costume. Read on to see how you can easily incorporate it into your outfit this year.

At they share a simple tutorial for some no-sew EL wire Luna Moth wings.

Whether or not you’re interested in making glowing moth wings or not the tutorial covers the basics of working with EL wire and you can easily adapt the tutorial to fit any project you’re working on.

Hit up the link below for a full run down on getting started with EL wire.

No-Sew EL Wings [via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/26/11

Comments (2)

  1. UltimatePSV

    I feel like this’d be perfect for a TRON costume.

  2. AMalePoet

    Actually or have instructions on Tron inspired project on a messanger bag. May also be on their sister sight which is a step by step how to by users.

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