[Cyborg] tron jacket tips?
mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 19 19:27:32 UTC 2013
Wow, interesting! I agree the lighting effect is super amazing. It
does still look like a shirt instead of a leather jacket though, which
isn't great. I wonder if there would be a way to combine your lighting
style with a real leather jacket... maybe you could cut panels out of
the jacket, and put in some white fabric, and mount the LED strips
inside the liner or something... I guess that would probably pretty
badly compromise the jacket though. I'll think about it more, it does
seem like there should be a way to get the diffused LED lighting but
start with something more than a shirt...
The bendy problem does worry me, I'm thinking maybe I'll end at the
elbows, or at least see how that looks before I continue on down the
arm. The shoulders I basically think I won't have lights going from
torso to the arms - just over the shoulder, or starting at the
shoulder. So hopefully that will minimize the problem there.
On 4/19/13 1:43 PM, 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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