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September 16, 2015 AT 11:00 am

LED Costumes by Vicky Butterfly #WearableWednesday

vicky butterfly

Philips lighting interviews Vicky Butterfly:

A London-based burlesque artist, Vicky’s background in theater design and love of light in all its forms led her to create a stage costume with integrated LED lights.

We recently chatted to Vicky about her relationship with light, her own constant goal of integrating lighting innovations into her work, and how future-looking technology and vaudeville have long gone hand in hand…

Prior to your current work, did you look to integrate lighting advancements within theatre design? How did you go about doing this?

Right from the beginning I have always used light in my work: of course stage lighting has always been important, as is anything that can reflect light, but I have always been on the lookout for portable and non-obviously technological technology.

It has always been a challenge to find things that are affordable, portable and not obviously gimmicky. I have used LED storage lights, fairy lights, light changing bulbs, EL panels, rows of bulbs that can be placed beneath a rotating panel on different gels to create a flickering flame effect…

Photo is from a 2014 Wired article.


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