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Wire Skeleton Costumes Are Electrifying

wire skeleton costumes

Costumes don’t have to be elaborate to make a statement – these wire skeleton outfits are a perfect example. Instructables user bjarmstr sewed electroluminescent wire to black shirts and pants in a general skeleton design. The arm wires were turned on and off with a sensor placed at the elbows, and sensors under each heel controlled the leg wires. Parts used include an Arduino Uno board, battery packs, EL wires, and more. Some details on how the wire was attached:

The EL wire was sewn to the shirt/pants using clear thread. Seven 6′ to 10′ lengths of wire were used to complete the 2 skeletons. Cutting and soldering the EL wire is finicky but very doable. In order to plug the EL wires into the EL Escudo Dos, you will need to terminate them with JST-PH connectors. When the whole suit went dark (which happened a few times) the cause was always an EL wire with a bad connection. If this happens to you, remove the EL wire one circuit at a time from the EL Escudo Dos to see which EL wire is the cause.

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