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« on: July 23, 2010 08:24:57 AM »

I forgot after last year to post my anglerfish/mermaid costume that I spent so many painful hours handpainting! I started with an old prom dress, cut and resewed the sides and bottom, and then painted on these scales in silver textile paint, and made a glowing dangler thing out of wire and leftover material.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs017.snc3/12435_889877611059_8802024_49916082_304165_n.jpg

I can't get it to photograph right but there are also clear phosphorescent paint spots that I painted down the sides that glow in the dark:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs017.snc3/12435_888262048659_8802024_49856359_3835591_n.jpg

They worked okay, and I would love to get some ideas from anyone on how I might be able to electrically wire the entire thing with LEDs or something without totally destroying the dress. Hope you like!
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010 08:37:54 AM »

Here's a link for how to put LEDs on a shirt, which may or may not give you some ideas: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/05/how-to_led_robot_embroidery.html The dress is really pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010 03:04:16 PM »

So cute I love this.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010 03:44:19 PM »

Great job!  I just love the idea of an anglerfish mermaid!

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010 01:41:44 AM »

ohh wow that is just too cool! I love mermaids, I randomly did a search for "mermaid" (I'm new here, just checking it all out) and your dress is a great idea!  love it! (I don't know how to light it up though!)
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011 04:03:38 PM »

They worked okay, and I would love to get some ideas from anyone on how I might be able to electrically wire the entire thing with LEDs or something without totally destroying the dress. Hope you like!

I suggest google. Put in how to sew LEDs you'll find something good, if I find the link my teacher gave me I'll put it up here. I can tell you conductive thread will be your best friend.
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