Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth, a.k.a. Golden Lasso or Magic Lasso, is one of the handiest weapons in all of comic books. It forces anyone she captures with it to tell the truth. Cosplayers normally make it from gold leather, but Instructables user PowellMade turned to EL wire. PowellMade used orange EL wire, braided sleeving, heat shrink tubing, and gold spray paint for the project, and as you can see in the above photo, the EL wire adds a nice effect.
It’s a straightforward project that begins by gathering the wire:
Take your full length of EL wire and fold it in half. It pays to straighten the wire with your hands before this.
Once in half, take your clear heat shrink tubing and heat it over the bend at the halfway mark as shown in the first picture above. Next work your way down the wire placing a heat shrink about every 200mm till you reach the end. Place one at the end.
Next is spraying the black braid with gold paint and covering the wire:
Begin by compressing the braided sleeving so that it opens in diameter to allow the EL wire to fit inside easily. 3mm can probably take a 10mm tube inside if compressed. Keep grabbing the folded tip of the EL wire as you compress the braid and don’t worry about what the end is doing till you reach the connector end.
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