[Cyborg] tron jacket tips?

Eric Boyd mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 19 15:16:05 UTC 2013


Hey, I want to make a tron jacket, for an upcoming party.  I have a 
tight fitting leather jacket (which ironically is actually a prop jacket 
from the remake of Robocop - got it at a recent inventory sale!), which 
has approximately the right shape and fit.  It's got epaulettes (which 
typically tron jackets don't), but it has the right collar, and the 
front pockets are not in the way of a good tron pattern.

I'm looking for tips on how to actually make the jacket.  I'm planning 
to use EL-strip, and potentially some EL-wire as well.  I can see lots 
of images of Tron jackets on google image search, so the pattern is no 
problem, I'm looking for advice on how to attach the strip and wire to 
the jacket without destroying the jacket, or taking forever.  I found 
some tutorials online but you just know they didn't include the most 
important tip!  So, advice solicited, I know many of you have worked 
with EL wire and potentially EL panel clothing, what did you learn?

Eric



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