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Unread 03-28-2011, 04:00 PM   #136
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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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The only place I've been able to find a good amount for a decent price is via EBay or Amazon.com. I've called around to quite a few places in my city and no one seems to have any available, or if they do, they only sell 1x20 inch of striped yellow/black for over $30. :/ Loads of luck to you!

Since I've read a few people were considering Glow Tape, I can speak from today's experience and can recommend not using it. Thankfully I tested this for a prop. Never intended on using it for my Tron costume. Going full EL with it.

While it's brighter then glow paint and will last longer since you won't have to worry about chipping or flaking, it's just not a good quality. It looks like a cheap glow in the dark effect. Even the color tape that "should" emanate something other then the green-yellow color, doesn't really do so in the dark. lol Save yourself the headaches and just spring for the EL Tape/Wire, or Reflective Tape.
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Unread 04-03-2011, 01:23 AM   #137
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Thanks tifaia!
I found some tape at pep boys(auto store) but it didn't work out so well. THEN I found some tape on sears.com.
I got it in the mail; test it. It's not that bad and looks GREAT in flash!
Going to put my el-wire over the tape and defuse it with a frosted shower curtain.
Hoping it turns out well.. comparing to how other folks who did it and how great they look.
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Unread 04-04-2011, 01:01 PM   #138
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Wow you all have done some impressive work! I plan on making a Tron Legacy cosplay for the Otakon rave this year. Will def be inboxing a few of you for advice!
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Unread 04-07-2011, 08:34 PM   #139
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Just saw the movie on tuesday, my husband and I bought it on blu-ray and as soon as they showed the girls in the white suits i told him i want to cosplay so bad. He usually rolls his eyes when i tell him anything cosplay related. Plus I have only one cosplay done for comic con and it would be a good second one to have.
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Unread 04-10-2011, 07:16 AM   #140
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I finished this last year for the midnight showing, but sadly, I was the only one dressed up.

Still, I had used glow in the dark paint over the blue paint and I had a magnet to attach my identity disc on. The vest, boot tops, and skirt, however, will have to be repaired if I am to wear it out again.

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Unread 04-10-2011, 03:08 PM   #141
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I finally decided that I'm ahead and doing one of the Sirens and everything is really simple looking just the whole disc holder looked difficult but thanks to another site i belong to there's a pep file for a predator disc holder and i will probably pep that and modify the way i need it to look and probably make that out of foam.
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Unread 04-12-2011, 10:41 PM   #142
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I finished this last year for the midnight showing, but sadly, I was the only one dressed up.

Still, I had used glow in the dark paint over the blue paint and I had a magnet to attach my identity disc on. The vest, boot tops, and skirt, however, will have to be repaired if I am to wear it out again.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/DSCN3882.jpg
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You did a great job!
I recall hardly any pics were out before the movie. There was little to go by.
Do you have any plans on fixing it up more? Maybe some el-wire?
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Unread 04-13-2011, 07:52 AM   #143
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You did a great job!
I recall hardly any pics were out before the movie. There was little to go by.
Do you have any plans on fixing it up more? Maybe some el-wire?
Thanks.

I don't know if I will aside from repairs...although I'm really unsure of how to work with EL wire.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 10:01 PM   #144
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I got my shoes today They have the exact same heel as that used on the display costume:

I need to make new uppers and also paint them white but these are from the same mold
These are Taildrop by Nine West and other shoes with this heel are Twisted by Nine West and Pumpkin by Romantic Soles. All of these are out of stock most places but they canbe found on auction sites
YES! I could kiss you! LOL! Those shoes are definately the closest to the SIREN shoes! Perfect! I want to go with those if I can even find them, thank you for posting your find!


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Okay, here's my question... Has anyone read through that HUGE thread on:

Enough to find out where the hex print fabric is? I'm seriously going to kill my self reading through all the pages to find it, although I am gaining a lot of good info. As long as I can get the fabric, I have the rest of the costume figured out, which is very excitingggg. <3

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That Tron Legacy Costume main thread that's going on in the RPF yes, is very long, but yes, very informative. Worth the read though if any of you here seriously want to learn how to make your Quorra or Sam costumes. Not too much info. in that particular thread in regards to the making of Gem Siren or Zeus's costumes though.

I am on there all the time and hardly on these forums when it comes to needing latest info. on the making of the Tron costumes. Just thought I'd pop in here and share some of my latest findings with you all in regards to which lights to use and the HEX fabric.

Now, if you look for SOULINERTIA in the Tron planning thread, he is the one to talk to about getting the HEX fabric screen printed for you. I sent him my fabric and he screen printed it for me. Contact him or if you know how to screen print and create your own HEX pattern, go for it and do the work yourself!

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EL Tape is difficult because it is extremely difficult to make angles work properly. It might look right for some things, but others I would suggest EL paper/sheet.
In regards to the lighting issues for the Tron suits. Members on the RPF Tron Planning thread have been using Glowhut.com product. I don't like them. For one, their El Tape does not glow that bright BUT it can be bent at angles which I just recently found out and Two, I don't like their product because they don't offer different widths.

One of the members shared this link after posting his Sam and Quorra suits, their lights were so bright, I was amazed and a little jealous that I didn't find this company from the very start.

My Quorra lighting is White El Wire which was diffused, this was RPF members, Eddie's idea that came up with this method. It was the best way to get a solid line strip for your lights using El Wire, since EL Wire is the cheapest less expensive route.

Well, member Sheol posted the link to - LUMINOUSFILM.COM

This site is a god send I tell you! It is El Panel Tape (Lite Tape), glows way brighter than Glowhut's El Tape, offers all kinds of different widths from 1/4" to 30 ft. wide and any length you want.

You can bend the LF Lite Tape at 90 degree angles and also they offer these cool EYELET connectors which you connect next to each side of the "SCRIBE" line (makes it light up) back to your inverter meaning. You can order widths to design the circles on Quorra or Sam's suits and use the light tape strips to make the right length you need and the angles that are in their costumes.

Please have a look at Luminous Film.com They are MAGIC! and their prices aren't TOO bad. Cheaper than LightTape.com

I am redoing my Quorra costume, lighting ONLY, for the 3rd and last time with LuminousFilm.com White Split Electroude Lite Tape El Panel. I am not satisfied with the diffused El Wire light effect and NEED and WANT the ultimate brightness. I have posted a photo of my LuminousFilm.com El Panel in white.

I also posted the Glowhut product in, blue El Tape, so you can see how it bends too, but the sides don't even light up.


Here are the links so you can compare all 3 of these Light Tape (El Tape) companies the RPF members are currently using.

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tech sheet how to make the angles and the Eyelet connectors - TECH SHEET

www.glowhut.com (BLAH! >P don't offer widths, not that bright)


www.lighttape.com (pricey but excellent product)
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Unread 04-14-2011, 01:12 AM   #145
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I of a lot of issues with glowhut and how they get their el-wire and tape from different co.s so the color won't always be the same.
I went to elbestbuy myself.
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Unread 04-14-2011, 11:26 PM   #146
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I am currently working on the Siren's suit in Tron Legacy. I will be doing lights but it looks like the lights start and stop on certain spots and isn't one line. Did any of your tron suits have the same issue and what did you do about it? Right now just waiting for my suit to get in and i'm going to have to sew the silver onto it myself.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 03:48 AM   #147
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does anyone know where i can get good EL sheets that can be cut into shape? im going to be gem so i need it for the back part of her costume. thanks!
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does anyone know where i can get good EL sheets that can be cut into shape? im going to be gem so i need it for the back part of her costume. thanks!

Oh Gem is awesome, I so can't wait to see how that turns out! Um you'll have to ask Annissė she is amazing!

Me on the other had is going the inexpensive route white reflector tape got at Walmart for $1.97 for my Quorra costume, and using various parts from my other costume which go pretty well. Hopefully I can have pics up when I'm close to done. ^^

Still so glad to find this thread, I love to see everyone's Tron costumes with their beautiful El Tape. :-D
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Oh Gem is awesome, I so can't wait to see how that turns out! Um you'll have to ask Annissė she is amazing!

Me on the other had is going the inexpensive route white reflector tape got at Walmart for $1.97 for my Quorra costume, and using various parts from my other costume which go pretty well. Hopefully I can have pics up when I'm close to done. ^^

Still so glad to find this thread, I love to see everyone's Tron costumes with their beautiful El Tape. :-D
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oh okay thanks! i only so far have everything but that! im hoping it will turn out well, i have a picture of me wearing my contacts and make up! it looks just as good though haha i cant wait to see it finished. if u post pix up tell me i want to see yours too! i think everyone who already has made it looks amazing!
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The Colors, Duke! The Colors!

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"Well, I will let on that I am planning a Tron group from the original film. Not saying how I'm making it (shhh, secret) but I will say that I may be able to change my suit colors at will (if all goes according to plan) >

I plan to have this group ready for Dragoncon. If they're finished then, then I will have plenty of time to make a suit or two from the new film."



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