October is my favorite time of year. As a crafty person I love the opportunity to go all-out and decorate my house, help out with Halloween celebrations, and get dressed up for costume parties. I’ve always made my own costumes, but it wasn’t until a couple years ago that I started adding some tech into the mix.
2008: 15 minute arc reactor for Iron Man costume. Made of tupperware, spraypaint, LEDs, conductive thread and battery sewn on a t shirt.
2009: Lady Gaga costume – ‘video’ glasses made out of digital picture keychains and light up staff w/ hot glue, beads, and booklight.
This year I’m going back to a classic – a fairy/pixie. I’m working on adding light up elements to the wings and will be publishing a tutorial later this month. Until then, I’ve gathered up a few interesting projects from Instructables for some inspiration on adding technology into your Halloween celebrations.
El wire is a fantastic material to work with for eye-catching results. Instructables user scoochmaroo put together a nice tutorial showing her process of designing the placement and attaching el wire to a full body costume.