[Cyborg] tron jacket tips?
mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 19 18:35:20 UTC 2013
Yeah, I can't think of any adhesive like that either. Whether I take
off the lighting later I think depends a lot on how much it impacts the
wearability of the jacket. I am imagining that the jacket will still be
pretty usable even with all the lighting on it, but maybe I'm wrong?
That might actually be an argument for using only EL-wire, since it'll
have less visual impact when the lighting is off.
I saw in a tutorial a recommendation for 'leather needle', which
apparently has a more piercing tip. Would that make the damage less?
On 4/19/13 1:53 PM, Rachel McConnell wrote:
> If you want to take the lighting off again and use the jacket as is,
> be very careful with stitching. Don't make too many holes. Leather
> doesn't 'heal', and a hole is forever a weak spot. I'd suggest a
> temporary adhesive instead, but I don't know of any that would both
> keep lights of any sort actually on, and come off again without
> damaging the leather surface.
> Also, send pix when you're done!
> On 4/19/13 10:43 AM, Sean Cusack wrote:
>> I learned that there is a better way to do it than EL stuffs :-). Check
>> out my instructable (it uses LEDs diffusing in a narrow space), and I
>> swear I talk a lot about attaching them:
>> That being said, if you really want to go after EL wire / panels the
>> best thing I can tell you is *bendy is bad*, so mod your patterns to
>> dodge your shoulders, elbows, knees, and waist. If you have to cross
>> these areas, do it with dark wires or widely space your stitches so the
>> panels/wire can come off the garment when you move. It will increase the
>> longevity of your outfit I promise.
>> Hope that helps!
>> On Apr 19, 2013 8:16 AM, "Eric Boyd" <mrericboyd at yahoo.com
>> <mailto:mrericboyd at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>> 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?
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