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Unread 02-11-2011, 08:02 PM   #121
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From what I've read, those that have tried the glow paint said it didn't work well at all. The color faded pretty fast even though it claimed it would glow for 24+ hours, wasn't the correct color, and eventually flaked off. It might work for small areas, but I'd stay away from anything with substantial length.
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Unread 02-12-2011, 09:32 PM   #122
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Thanks. In that case I will use the reflective tape.
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Unread 02-16-2011, 03:24 AM   #123
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I used electroluminescent wire or EL wire.

http://www.glowire.com/basic_glowire_information.htm

I then spread a clear shower curtain cut in the strips and shape i wanted across the areas that i wanted lit, and then the wire illuminated the plastic

Just throwing another idea out there. ^_^
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Unread 02-16-2011, 12:19 PM   #124
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As usual, I seem to be unique. The instant I saw Kevin Flynn on screen I was trying to take in every detail of his outfit. Then he changed into the black and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since. It looks like such an awesome outfit! And now that I know of the existance of EL tape, I know it can be done. It's just going to cost a lot.
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Unread 02-20-2011, 07:49 AM   #125
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just wanna share what ive done last week. I uses white EL Tape and 3 separate 12v inverters . didnt started on the back area yet .. the identity disc also still need some work.





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Unread 02-23-2011, 04:15 PM   #126
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gixxer how did you make the angles with the EL tape?
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Unread 02-24-2011, 12:31 AM   #127
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i just fold the EL tape and glue it ..
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Unread 02-27-2011, 04:27 AM   #128
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Holy Shazzbot!

How, in the name of all things Fratzog, have I managed to stay out of this thread for so long?

Well, me mates, like most of you, I wanted to be all spiffy for the premier. So, with a week til, I started work.

I made up a character on the spot and began my design work. While I like the newer designs, I just couldn't bring myself to stray from the older movie designs. (I was very sad that the new designs were so sleek and didn't have much in the way of circuitry.)
So, my design crossed the two, with heavy inspiration from Castor/Zuse. My favorite character from the commercials, and almost remained so in the movie (second ONLY to Kevin Flynn, holy shazzbot I want to do that costume...).

Because I'm a broke-mo-fo, I went with the cheap, and ridiculously easy route. I got an all white linen blazer, a white tie, and white flats. Already had the pants and shirt...
I used (again, broke and lazy) 3D fabric paint. Yes. Of course, because of that, I didn't glow (till I found the blacklight, but that's a story for another day). However, the costumes from the original movie didn't glow until the effect was added in post. This rationalizing made me feel a great deal better in my costume. xD
And, without any further ado or making you read anymore, here you are...

The "Poor Man's TRON Suit"
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Unread 02-27-2011, 08:42 AM   #129
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its not much but i call it a wrap ! .. its done ... now onto the helmets ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt261n9n2Rs
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Unread 03-04-2011, 07:04 PM   #130
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Pretty sick stuff here. I actually made the encore costumes recently and honestly...I get SWAMPED at raves and concerts by people wanting to take pictures and asking where I got wires and how I made everything.

Check out the daft punk encore costumes I've made. If you want any help/tips I'll be happy to help!

ps: This won me a few G's at two halloween contests in 2010

These guys are where I get top quality el-wire materials.

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Unread 03-09-2011, 02:49 AM   #131
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Selling my Quorra El Wire diffused lighting work only. Please refer to the marketplace for details if interested. Thank you.

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Unread 03-11-2011, 02:02 PM   #132
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For those that are considering Kevin's white costume ... which of the two are you leaning toward? The mediation or the dinner scene?
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Unread 03-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #133
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Ok, I noticed some folks thinking of working with glow paint..Just..DON'T!
It cracks and flakes off and also can appear streaky. Glow paint is very dull but there is glow tape. Which is MUCH brighter than the paint.
I haven't worked with it but it should last for a much longer time than the paint.

BTW I just bought my el-wire from: http://www.elbestbuy.com/

there is an promo code you can use to get 6% off.
"elwires"

The shipping is VERY pricey(for me). It was almost 15 bucks for the shipping alone. :/
BUT my friend bought from them in the past and she told me about them.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 10:28 PM   #134
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Does anyone know where I can find reflective tape??? I looked in home depot and target. Also the dollar tree because I got desperate.
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Unread 03-26-2011, 11:03 AM   #135
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Jumping in here :3 I just watched Tron: Legacy again last night and my want to cosplay it has been renewed so much. I either want to cosplay Sam or Zuse, not sure who yet (I really like Sam and the dark outfit, but Zuse, I act much more like and would have fun with him in that sense xD)

I have an idea of how I plan to go about making it, but it involves 2 skills that I've never tried before so I'm nervous about it. I don't want to spend a ton of money of something unless I know I wont screw it up OTL I plan to buy a body suit, build armor to go over it then add the LEDs/el wire.

Is there a differentce between LEDs and el wire? Is one cheaper then the other? I've never had to make anything glow before, (or make armor) so this will be an adventure >3>;;
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