[Cyborg] tron jacket tips?
satiredun at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 19:23:52 UTC 2013
I've still got a bunch of that fiber optic fabric, I wonder if that would
work, in narrow strips?
On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 11:50 AM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com>wrote:
> No, but it will make the sewing a lot easier. With a regular needle you
> have to punch through each stitch; the sides of the resulting hole are
> tight and you must strain to get the needle through. A leather needle makes
> a tiny cut so there is room for the needle and its easier on your hands.
> On Apr 19, 2013, at 11:35, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > 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?
> > Eric
> > 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
> >> Also, send pix when you're done!
> >> Rachel
> >> 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:
> >>> http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-lit-Tron-v20-suit/
> >>> 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
> >>> longevity of your outfit I promise.
> >>> Hope that helps!
> >>> Sean
> >>> 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?
> >>> Eric
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